Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Hazy Shade of Winter

Another two weeks have rolled around so it's time for a "Cooking It Up With Katie" challenge.  Katie always gives you a recipe.  This week it's embossing, sticker and leaf.  She'll have a jazzy way of saying those three items so you really have to go over to her site to check it out and while you're there you can see what the rest of the design team has created.  Their work is worth the visit. 
So for my card I dry embossed the brown layer.  It's a shame that you can't see the wood grain in the photo, in real life it's faint but it's just enough to add a nice touch. 
The base of this card was made with Bazzill card stock and instead of putting a ribbon through the slider sticker I used a piece of that card stock.  The word on the slider is "remember": 
Put your thinking cap on, grab a stamp and put something together.  You can link your project up on Katie's blog and if you're lucky you'll be the winner. 
One of the other challenges out there this week called for using a song title for inspiration.   That's the "A Hazy Shade of Winter".  The lyrics go " Time, time, time, see what's become of me, while I looked around for my possibilities, I was so hard to please...Look around, the leaves are brown and the sky is a hazy shade of winter" This stamp reminds me of that song and I had it playing in my head while I was making it (and while I'm posting it).  It seemed appropriate,and  it made me melancholy. A feeling that I associate with fall.   Maybe if I were living in a Northern state with a chill in the air the feeling would have lasted but going out into the bright sunshine and warm Florida temperature put me back into a "hot fun in the summertime" mood. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Fall Chair" digi image
ink - HP printer
paper - card base Bazzill cs; brown cs Nicole; orange cs Stampin' Up; image printed on Georgia Pacific cs
miscellaneous - Making Memories "5th Ave" colorboard stickers; Hero Arts Gem Stones; copics; stickles; EK Success border punch

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #33 - embossing, sticker and leaf
Paper Sundaes #39 - A change of seasons
Stamp Something - Something punched
Allsorts Week 73 - Inspiration from a song title (A Hazy Shade of Winter)
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo Inspiration - a yummy cupcake iced with fall colored flowers and a dragonfly on the top,
Stampin' B #79 - Fall card
Charisma Cardz #40 Autumn colors

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  1. Such a wonderful and colourful design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck.
    xx Vee

  2. Love this time of year & I love this card! Love the leaves - beautiful!!!

  3. Wonderful colors and love that image! Ahhhh, Autumn is here too, and the snow should fly soon enough. Your card makes me smile, I'll enjoy the last few days of this gorgeous fall weather!

  4. I don't want to think of winter but your Fall card is lovely. The leaves are splendid and the scene so inviting. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's this week.

  5. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations and Stamp Something this week!

  6. Very nice! Great image and the leaves are a wonderful touch!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  7. WHat a lovely image! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  8. Cute! Love how you used the bakers twine!

  9. gorgeous card, would love to be able to sit on that chair and watch the world go long as I was wrapped up warm of course lol

    thankyou for joining in with the musical fun @ Allsorts

    Amanda xx

  10. Fabulous card! I like the way you created a leafy border! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! :)

  11. Wonderful fall card. Love the image and your leave border. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

  12. What a great card!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.



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