Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall and Charles - Crafty Creations Challenge 86

Hi Everyone,
  This week at Crafty Creations we are asking everyone to make a project using falling leaves.  Very appropriate for the onset of fall, don't ya think?  I love fall - the stillness, the rain (in Portland anyhow), the cool evening air, football, back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving - I could go on forever!!  Anyhow, I was excited to do this challenge.  I also feel like fall is such a romantic time of year.  I love snuggling up with my hubby and the cool weather and rain is perfect for that!  So, I had to use one of my favorite male digis - Charles's Tulips from Tiddly Inks...ok, don't tell anyone, but I have a small crush on Charles! LOL I'll tell you why - he's tall, dark and handsome, he bares a simple eloquent flower and let's not forget he doesn't have a mouth - so he can't open it and ruin the mystery!!!! LOL Ok, all joking aside he is handsome and somehow always reminds me of Collin Firth. 

This card was simple - I took my falling leave paper - sorry the company escapes me at the moment - and I computer generated fall and autumn a number of times in different fonts.  Once I had the fonts I lightened them with a brown gradient so they wouldn't be so bold on the paper.  I cut this piece down to a 6 3/4 inch x 4 3/4 inch since my card base was a 5x7.  I colored Charles in Copics and fussy cut him. 

I inked the edges of my paper and Charles in Close to Cocoa and stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip - all from Stampin' UP.  I adhered everything flat and sort of let Mr. Tulips and the paper do the work.  I contemplated some ribbon or a leave charm but I felt that this was perfect.  Sometimes, I like the stamp and paper to do the work and Charles certainly stands alone!  On the inside I added a strip of the falling leaves that had been inked to a piece of cream paper that also had been inked with Close to Cocoa.  Thanks for looking and check out Crafty Creations this week for a chance to win our falling leaves challenge!
Enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. Great card Melissa. Love how you've done the backing paper, very clever.
    Hugs
    Sharon xx

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  2. What a gorgeous card, Melissa. I LOVE how you've coloured the image, it's fantastic!! Great colours too! x

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  3. So nice card ! Superb coloring !
    xxx

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  4. Awesome!!! Love that bg paper. It is beautiful!! And Charles is just sooooo handsome!! :)

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  5. Oooooh... beautiful card, so unique and so elegant!!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (Guest Designer Crafty Creations)

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  6. So creative to alter your bg paper like that Melissa....Charles is cute...and you coloured him beautifully! bx

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  7. Awwww... this is soooo sweet!! I love the image and all the colors and papers are so perfect for fall!!
    Barb :)

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  8. Man Melissa your card is awesome! I love how you placed the image to the far right and showcased the fall leaves. Just beautiful!

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  9. Melissa, Charles is sooooo cute. Love the way you altered your background paper. You need to make a tutorial and show us how to do that.

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  10. Great autumn card you have made here!

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  11. Great card Melissa - he's very moody - just perfect and a fab layout! Cheers Claire x

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  12. a fantastic interpretation of the theme...love the background and the charming image...wonderful!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  13. Hi Melissa love your card, the background is brilliant and the digi is cute love Linda

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  14. You are a serious HOOT, Melissa! that statement about the mouth (or lack thereof) made me LOL. Beautiful card, though. And I love the way you did the background. xxD

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