Saturday, August 21, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - #17 Harvest Theme

Well, it's Saturday and that means it's time for another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - this week Geri challenged us to make a card with a harvest theme - colors, fruit or flowers!

The Apples & Camellia set by Marks Finest Papers is just perfect for this challenge today. I inked the large apple in this set using Memento Dew drop ink pads which allowed me to color each section as I wanted - brown stem, green vine and red apple. There is actually a little butterfly on the stamp that I inked in peach - but then decided to put a punched butterfly there for a little dimension.
I sponged all my edges with Ranger Tea Dye and Mustard Seed inks. I embossed the frame on the card and adhered a piece of ribbon around the center of it. I stamped the image on a piece of CS, cut it out with a square Nestability die, sponged it and layered it over the embossed frame using foam dimensionals. Then I popped the little charm under the corner.

How will you use the harvest theme on a card this week!?! Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!! There will be a winner for every 50 entries!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Apples & Camellia

Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Peach - MFP

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa

Accessories: Ribbon & Charm - MFP, glue dots, square nestabilities, foam dimensionals, Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart

13 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Love the apple and the warm rich autumn colors. Beautifully done, as always, Julia!

Lynn McAuley said...

What great work with this fun apple and sensational autumn sentiment!!
Your card is wonderful, Julia!

Pat (mspfd) said...
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Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Julia! Incredible work.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous sponging.....rich and warm design

jdmommy said...

These warm colors are fabulous. I'm so glad you showed how to do the framing....now I just have to do it!!!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful, warm colored card! Fabulous job as usual Julia!!

redwasher1 said...

Julia, your card is fabulous!! Love the warm rich colors and that sponging is awesome!!

Liz Williams said...

Love your beautiful shading and that little butterfly is the cutest.

Claudine Poch said...

I love the beautiful glow of this card!

wendyp said...

love the rich autumn colors! BeautifuL!!!

Roxie said...

wonderful fall card and nice embellishments and colors.