Saturday, 7 September 2013

Crunchy Piles

Welcome to the Guild Hall. As summer draws to a close the leaves on the trees are rapidly changing colours and beginning their descent back down to the earth. As soon as there are enough to form even the slightest semblance of a “pile”, the stitchy bears begin to emerge and frolic in the crunchy autumn flowers. As I was sipping my morning coffee, I spotted a stitchy bear in our yard, methodically gathering the few leaves that had fallen into a tiny pile then running as fast as he could, his yellow scarf trailing behind him, before diving into the leaves.

This card was created for the Just Some Lines September Challenge that is happening now! The theme this month is Autumn/Fall or Back to School. Come play along with a JSL image for a chance to win a digi! Woot!

I started this card by colouring the Just For Lines Autumn Bear image using my Prismacolor pencils. The leaves I cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped them with various colours of Distress Ink using the coordinating Close to My Heart stamp. I then crumpled them up and unfolded them to make them look more leaf-like with some crunkly dimension. This also earned me +392 dimensional exp points! I cut the little banner and stamped the sentiment using the Unity “Celebrate Life” itty bitty.  

On the inside I cut the tag using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped the sentiment with the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set. Some left over leaves that didn’t really fit on the front of the card were glued to the inside.

I decorated the envelope by stamping the little leaf from the Lawn Fawn “Critters of the Forest” set and colouring them with Distress Markers.

This leafy creation will “fall” into the following challenges:

I was just about to wake the Lady Commander of Copics, knowing she would find the little guy simply adorable, when my direwolf also spotted the stitchy bear. Thinking he was a new play toy, Lycan bounded straight for him. The stitchy bear let out a little shriek before darting off into the woods, quickly disappearing amongst the red and orange foliage. Lycan was a little disappointed to say the least, sniffing around the yard searching for the fluffy guy.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute!!! I love the fall scene and the colors you used. Adorable image, fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Avril Ann said...

Oh I have missed visiting you, but back to normal after my 2 stair falls, this is a brilliant card, and could do with him coming and playing in my back yard, xxxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Crystal :-) the image is super cute and the papers and colours are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card, adorable image and I love the leaves. Great sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant card thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this week

Janine said...

Extra points for the inside and the envelope! Such a cute bear with his little autumn leaf pile. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

Helene Siermans said...

I loooove this card! Everything about it is so cute. Like the image and the leaves are just awesome!!!

Thank you for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar this week and good luck!


Kelly Lloyd said...

Ah thanks an adorable card
Thanks or sharing in our challenge at crafty sentiments
Hugs Kelly GDT

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘END OF SUMMER’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

What a wonderful creation, love the color choices and those leaves are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Ravengirl said...

How fun is this? Well played!

Dangina Martinez said...

Oh My! I love all the stamps and cuts. Great job. Thank you for playing along with us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Join us again real soon:)
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

BrendaB said...

How cute! Love that adorable little bear, and the way you decorated the envelope, too! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Sarah said...

Great cards--but i love that little bear-- so stinkin' cute! Those leaves are perfect--really make the card pop! And who doesn't LOVE a matching envelope--so fun! Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV Stamps!

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful adorable animal card and love those leaves.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves To Scrap!!

Mimi said...

Love your creation!

Thanks for joining the Cardztv Go to Galz
Challenge team as we Celebrate the Harvest.

Mimi - Cardztv Design Team

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