Saturday, September 24, 2011

Japanese Maple

Made some fall cards using hand painted (well, yes, fingerpainted!)
backgrounds, some crayon, and stamping on vellum with black staz-on.
The verse stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs, the Japanese Maple
leaf is Stampin' Up.

There's a jewel, too--I always forget how badly they photograph,
but people really seem to like receiving cards with a little bling,
don't they?

On this beautiful fall day (I hope you're having some lovely weather,
as well), if you'd like some autumn inspiration, check out these fun

The Play Date Cafe--color challenge
4 Crafty Chicks--Celebrating Fall/Autumn
Delightful Challenges--Happy Fall, Y'all!
Crafting for All Seasons--fall colors
I Brake For Challenges--Fallin' For You
Our Daily Bread Designs--distressing
More Than Favors--Fall
Paper Pretties--fall
Penny's Paper Crafty--fall
PaperWorks--photo inspiration


Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful card!
Perfect for Autumn!

Thank you for joining my art blog hop and posting the button on your site, too!
I am your newest blog follower! :)

WIshing you all the best,
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great. I would love to know more about how you made it, in particular the crayons as I haven't really experimented with them yet,

Lucy x

Debi said...

What a colorful autumn card Trisha, i love that leaf stamp too, debi x

trisha too said...

Lucy, I use crayons on almost everything--here just lightly coloring in some of the areas on the background, as well as edgong around the card and the torn edges with at least two of the colors. Similar to what you might do with distress inks.


Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! Trisha!!! your card is it!!!!

Ali Manning said...

This is fantastic, Trisha!

donna said...

Gorgeous card. Love your background and japanese maples..Donna

Sharon said...

Wow this is beautiful Trisha! Love the colours!

Micupoftea~ said...

OOOOh,ahhhhh! Pretty! Love the quote, love the vellum :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous fal card, perfect colours & I love the vellum quote!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Deb (dcorder) said...

The card is stunning! Love that finger-painted background. Guess I should get in touch with my inner child! :D

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've created such a gorgeous hand-painted background! It's a perfect way to use our colors this week. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date CAfe this week!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful colors! Love that vellum on top with the jewel holding it down.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful colours, very autumnal, Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Pennys and good luck Julie DT

Tanya R said...

How wonderful and original. Thanks for playing with PWCO this week.

Leanne said...

Love this card, you've done amazing work. Thanks for playing our Fall Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie said...

Fantastic card. I just love what you have created. Great inspiration for us all. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Awesome way to be creative! I love that you created your own backgrounds and it's totally unique. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

Electra said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh my this is fantastic....just love the colors!

Jen said...

this is beautiful
thanks for joining us this week with our fall colours challenge
Jen xx
Crafting for All Seasons

Betty Wright said...

This is so beautiful, Trisha! Love the blend of colors and elements! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time distressing challenge!