Thursday, October 14, 2010

Harvest Home, StampinB, Kaboodle Doodles, The Stamp Man

It's another challenge for the Stampin B's Design Team and the challenge is to use Fall colors..rusts, browns, golds, etc. The colors are beginning to change in my part of the southern U.S. but not quite there yet. Actually, we need some rain to get all the splendid Fall colors we want. It is very dry here and I am really tired of watering. Ugh!
My card is for two other challenges: Kaboodle Doodles #41- Color Challenge to use the colors you see around you and use something that celebrates that color. Fall is all around and getting better everyday.
Below is a photo of some of the Fall colors I see around my area. The bottom one is a crape myrtle in my yard. I have 4 of those down my driveway and they look as if they are on fire when the sun shines on them. The other two are some I see when I drive around my city. This pic was taken last year as they're not quite there yet this year. But the inspiration is there for my card.

The Stamp Man Challenge Blog #7 - Autumn

I went out yesterday and bought a new camera. Of course, the one I bought was not in stock and I am driving two hours tonight to get it. I didn't want to wait a week for it to arrive. I'm really excited about it and will now have to fill my time learning to use it. It is a Nikon D90 SLR. I think there will be more to learn about it than my Sony Cybershot I am using now. Once I get the hang of it, I think I'll be fine. I am hoping it will be good for my cards, nature photos, sweet babies, to take photos of birds, too. Wish me luck!
Stamp: SU Harvest Home, Stampabilities-Fall Leaf (stamped cut,stickled, and popped leaves)
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers-Corn Husk, SU Chocolate Chip, Rust cs from Hobby Lobby,
K&CO Specialty Paper Fall Harvest Pad (strip of pumpkins is also from this pad), Canson watercolor paper
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip & Soft Suede
Accessories: Clear embossing powder on sentiment, Tombows and brush for watercoloring, Lime Green and Yellow stickles, hemp cord, Spellbinders circle and circle scalloped oval die cuts


Marisa said...

LOVE the pictures of the trees! The yellow one is gorgeous and the one in your driveway is stunning!! I just LOVE the fall colours on the trees...happy sigh... :)

Great card using their inspiration. Love the pumpkin punched border along the top and your use of the twine.

Lucky you to be getting a new camera!! Have fun learning and look forward to seeing some great pictures :)

Jill said...

Really pretty card, love the pumpkin border! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Julie said...

What a gorgeous Fall themed card! Love your coloring on the image panel and the leaf embelishments. Great layout too. So very pretty!

Congratulations on your new camera! Your pictures are gorgeous now so I can't wait to see what you create with the new camera!

Emily Keaton said...

Benzi, your autumn colors card is just delightful. I love all the great colors you used for it!! Your watercoloring is beautiful and I love those pumpkins down on the farm. Thanks for including the fall photos that were your inspiration for this beauty--I LOVE seeing where everyone gets their inspiration! So fun :)

Basslady said...

a wonderful interpretation of the themes!

love the pumpkin-image and the pumpkin-border above it!

autumn and it's colour is so warm and rich...and so is your card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Shirley said...

What gorgeous rich colours and such a pretty card. Your embellishments finish it off well and the string is a nice touch too.
Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Kaboodledoodles this week and we hope to see another of your lovely creations in our next challenge.


**Farrah** said...

I love that image! And the sentiment is lovely! A great card!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh beautiful card Benzi - such a pretty image and the little pumpkin border is so sweet! Lucky you having all those gorgeous trees nearby, and now a new camera to play with! I quite fancy one of those Nikon's myself and keep dropping hints to 'Santa'!