Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fred She Said Fall Blue Aster

Hey everybody. I don't know how I even finished this tonight, but here I am. Photobucket wouldn't save my signature on my card. Well, with the new computer, I found I have my own photo editing software....yippee. I like it to. Only thing I have to find out how to put the text on my picture. I achieved this one with Gimp-which I love too-but it will take me 5 years to learn everything it can

Today my card is a tent topper. This is my first one. Splitcoast Stampers has a tutorial if you interested, but I kinda did my own thing. My car measures 5-1/4" x 5-3/4". I didn't follow any particular pattern, I just went with the proportions I liked.

My image is from Fred She Said and is the Fall Aster. It can be found in the fall flower collection here. The color of the Aster is so awesome. I used Spellbinders Scalloped, Round, and Doily Motif Nesties. There are several layers on my medallion. I punched three rows of border with an EK Success border punch. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch. Lots of pearls, ribbon, and some stick pins for embellishment.

Looking forward to a craft filled weekend. Hope you have a great weekend too!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of Layers
Meljen's Design - Use a Square and a Circle
Paper Crafting Journey - Die Cuts and Punches
Rainbow Lady Challenge - Fall Flowers
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Flowers
Digi Stamp for Joy - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Challenge - Autumn
I Brake For Challenges - Fall
Inky Impressions - Punches and Dies
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes


Emily Keaton said...

Did you hear that? It was the sound of my jaw hitting my keyboard. Carol, that is out-of-this-world gorgeous!!! You really did a fabulous job on this. I love it! :)

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is so breath-taking Carol!! LOVE your sparkle, design and EVERYTHING!! WOW!

Marisa said...

Stunning flowers, Carol, and a gorgeous card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what a beautiful aster and that colour is awesome.
great and beautiful card as always carol.

greetings karin

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous flowers, beautiful die cuts, and stunning work Carol.
Hugs Nataliya

Pat (mspfd) said...

Breathtaking beautiful, Carol. You have combined vibrant colors, an elegant design and gorgeous embellishments into a show stopper! Have a great weekend!

Cheryl Walker said...

Carol your card is BEAUTIFUL hun!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you used, your layout, and all your embellies :) BEAUTIFUL as always!!!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!!!!

Sue said...

Another stunning creation, flowers are beautiful.

Hugs, Sue

Joey said...

WOW Carol, this is amazing, such wonderful detail, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Angelica Turner said...

You have created a work or art, loving every single little detail here. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Unknown said...

Ohhh what beautiful colours. and wonderful flower.. Thanks for sharing it at Inky impressions xx

Benzi said...

Carol, I just made a couple tent toppers recently. I'm not sure either has been uploaded yet...for upcoming challenges, I think. They are fun. What a vivid blue on your flower and your pearls, stick pin, and embellies are all fabulous.

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely card... such a super flower too. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous card Carol, love the pearls. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Caz said...

Lovely card thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy...And good luck..


gina g said...

Absolutely stunning! beautiful image and colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Gale said...

this is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. Insert any other pleasing expletive and that works to!
Amazing piece of are.
Thanks for sharing your "Fall" with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.
:) Gale

Cheryl Walker said...

Carol You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work, and of course Ive left you a comment already :) hehehehe but wanted to come back and say a BIG Thank You for joining us at Inky Impressions this week :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend hun!!!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gorgeous, Carol! Quick question... where do you buy the rubber ends for your pins? I have the stick pins but not the ends. Would earring backs work?

Sheryl said...

Hi Carol! I literally GASPED when I saw this card! It's absolutely stunning! I love the blue! TAKE A BOW!
I need to go back and look at it again!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges FALL challenge.
Hugs, Sheryl

Sharon Basel said...

To say this is stunning would be an understatement Carol. There are no words to adequately describe the beauty of this card. I can just stare at this work of art for hours. Such incredible detail work here - one of your best cards I think. Stunning color combo. So good to see you play at Inky Impressions this week. Good luck and hope to see you back again soon.

alethea said...

Gorgeous Card!! Love those blue flowers!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ this challenge!! Hugsxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Carol, what a gorgeous card and fab use of layers. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, I simply love this! The bold colors are just stunning! Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions!

Hobby Musician Keyboard said...

Dear Carol, how creative and so beautifully done. It is simply stunning your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, I love it. I love your art and creative mind! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! Please take a look on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful and such a gorgeous image! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

Loving the blog background just awesome xxx

Shirley said...

Whoa! What a really lovely, feminine, and beautiful card! Love all of it!