Saturday, September 17, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 73-Autumn Glory

Today's challenge at Mark's Finest Papers is a "One" Layer card. May I just say that this was a
real challenge for me. I don't think since I started making cards that I ever did a one layer. I am not even sure if I did it right...lol But hey, I gave it my best shot. Please join us in the challenge as I would love to visit and get some pointers and a lesson on how to make a one layer card.

What you see here is this awesome paper from Mark's Finest Papers Neutrals Premium Paper Combo that you can find here. It is the 100lb. craft and I embossed it with my cuttlebug pumpkin folder. The leaf image and the sentiment are from Mark's Finest Papers Autumn Glory stamp set here. I ran some tea dye distress ink around the edge of the card. I also got two sided tape at a stamping convention I went to recently just for the purpose of glittering like you see here. I learned some cool things at this convention. I particularly loved the glittered images on acetate they were demonstrating and selling . Holy smokes that was awesome....and you know me with my glitter.

So anyway, I stamped my leaves with some versafine. Then I sponged on Ranger distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, and Fired Brick. Yes, I am not only a punch and die cut junkie, but I am addicted to distress inks. I am hopeless with my "stuff". My husband enables me too. He told me to buy whatever I wanted at the convention. Is he crazy. I heard a story where one lady spent $5,000....lol Not at the convention I was at-but I did know some ladies that spent at least $500. I think I spent $80 and that included lunch and dinner......lol I try to pace myself between credit card bills....lol But, I did take 8 classes but I paid for those back in the summer. I really loved the acrylic albums we made and the mixed media one made with canvas. The classes were only about 1hr and 30 minutes so my projects are not yet fully complete for me to post. But it was fun.

Well that's it for today. Hope you have a great weekend. I will be playing in my craft room in-between batches of Pumpkin Butter that I am making and baking English Muffin Bread. I am making the Pumpkin Butter in my crock-pot and it smells awesome in the house. It will cook overnight and I will can it in the morning. It is suppose to be cool this weekend. I hope the weather man is right as it was 99 degrees yesterday and 96 today. To hot to can!!!!

19 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

great fall card carol very colorful.

greetings karin

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this is such a beautiful fall leaf card! I know how hard this challenge was for you, but you did a fantastic job with it!!!! TFS

MariLynn said...

Love how your leaves turned out. Gorgeousness!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your interpretation of a one layer card.

Marisa said...

Yeah, maple leafs :) It's a Canadian thing LOL! Great colour (love fall colours) and the EF in the BG is great. An open ended ticket to spend....oh my...what a good hubby you have :)

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is a stunning card. The leaves are so yummy!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful and lush, Carol! Gorgeous card. ;)

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, I'm especially drawn to your beautiful leaves.
Hugs
Sandra x

Sue said...

Stunning, love the glittered leaves!

Hugs
Sue

Janeen said...

You did really well, Carol. I surely wondered what the queen of layers was going to come up with. LOL! This is great.

I have never heard of pumpkin butter, I will google it to see exactly what that is. You are making me hungry. We had 29 degrees two nights last week. Autumn is surely here for us.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER Carol!!! This is just gorgeous as can be girl!! LOVE the colors, the sparkle and stunning design!! TFS!! :)

Brenda said...

Glorious Autumn card Carol!! Those leaves are amazing!

Designing with Debbie said...

Carol stunning card. I love the glitter and the leaves are amazing how did you do that.

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous as always Carol! Your leaves are fantastic!!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, glittered leaves, Carol! I think you did a terrifc job with your one layer card.
And, what a hubby....buy anything you want! I bet he didn't realize just how fast it all adds up once you get started buying. Ha
I can just smell the 'goodness' from your kitchen. Hmmmmmm

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card Carol!!! Love the fall theme going on right now :) Although I could live in summer all year :) Im sooo not ready for fall or winter!!! lol hehehehehee

anyways hope you are doing well!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

marsha said...

Carol, this is perfectly gorgeous with the fall leaves! Yep, a one layer card does sound a bit tricky now, but I you always do fantastic work!
Hugs,
Marsha

Whimcees said...

Hello!

The leaves are so beautiful! I love this!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh wow!!! Those leaves are yummy! Fabulous fall card! Have a great day!