Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Fall...ATSM #115~ Photo Challenge

Hello.. Another two weeks have zipped by, and I'm here today joining my design team at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #15 to share inspiration drawn from this lovely fall photo...


A simple rendition of the leaves and the pumpkins (or gourds, as the case may be) for my key images, created with a little sponging followed by a little die-cutting, followed by a little more sponging.   Although I did have a  fancier 'vision' of what I wanted to create as compared to what I did wind up with, I'm okay with my 'fall cluster'. Best part: finding out that these Clearly Besotted dies are incredibly cute even without their stamp companions.


Head on over to ATSM #15 to see the impressive cards from the rest of the design team, then harness your mojo and share your photo inspired card in the gallery.  This week's winner will receving 5 digis from our sponsor:



http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_38

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!


31 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

This a very good interpretation of the photo. Sometimes simplicity is a far better representation. Beautiful. - Ji8m

Marina Johan said...

Looks awesome! Love the cluster of images.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Carol, I feel so badly that I haven't visited your blog in a while...this card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Your inking/blending really made your die cut elements come to life...I love it so much!

sandie said...

Wonderful colours here Carol and love how you have cluttered these dies. You may have only stamped the sentiment but you can still enter this at TIME OUT Challenges!

Julie Beech said...

Carol I absolutely love this, so crisp and autumnal. The colour on the die cuts are fab. :)

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is absoluteley gorgeous :0) Autumn is my fave time of the year, I think because I dont like heat and dont go out it is my time, I stand in my garden and let the wind blow me and I feel alive, no allergies just chilly wild happiness hugs Pops x x x

Carole said...

Simply super!.....love the colours and the crispness.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely Autumn card!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Carol, wonderful inking and colours.

Anita in France said...

Such glorious sponged die cuts, Carol ... all vibrant and glowing and autumnal! Hugs, Anita :)

Deepti said...

Love the clean look and the inking is gorgeous !

KayM said...

Oooooooh.... oooooooh! I do love this!!! I never thought to use the dies without the stamps, but with your fabulous cutting and sponging and responding you have created something utterly gorgeous here! Such a sweet little fall cluster of goodness! Now I'm going to relook at all my matching stamp dies! :D (( Hugs))

Neets B said...

Fantastic card, Carol. Your sponged die cuts are perfect and I love that even with this cluster your card still feels crisp and clean. Those stitched mats have been on my wishlist for what feels like forever....oh how I love them! x

Angela said...

Oh my Carol, your fall scene is so appealing and so fresh and clean. I love white space because it focuses my eyes on the main event. The stitched mats just adds to it all!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE how you colored the little leaves!! And your grouping is perfect!!

Kim Heggins said...

Love, love, love your card...it just ozzzes fall to me. I love all your wonderful dies and your sweet little scene. Just beautiful.

Taunya Butler said...

This is extremely awesome and I am so in love with that little leaf with the heart cutout!! The pumpkins and fall leaves are so perfectly arranged and I think you sponged them to perfection!! I am also so constantly amazed at the utterly sweet way you watch out for me - letting me know about places I have won or places where I should enter a card into a challenge! You are like my guardian angel and I am so sincerely grateful for your kindness and interest in me!! Thank you - I think when you said good things come in threes - you neglected to realize that your comment was the third good and perfect thing that happened for me!! You are a jewel and you sparkle and shine!!!

Greta said...

I do love Fall & I do love your wonderful card, Carol! One of these days I need to add CB to my collection--maybe you can get a commission--LOL!

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, this card is amazing!! I love your fall cluster and your take on the inspiration photo. I so love the way you cut out the hearts in the leaves, your leaves are amazing with the fall colors on them and your pumpkins are just to sweet! Yes, this is a fabulous card and I'm glad you are happy with it because I just think it is amazing! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving comments again. Not sure why your comments didn't stay the first time around, but that is technology for you. lol It can drive me crazy at times. You truly are a sweetheart my friend. Waving madly from PA like the fool I am! Hugs, Brenda

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet card Carol! Love the colors of your leaves and pumpkins ... and those little cut-out hearts on the leaves are adorable. Loll xx

Katie Melhus said...

This is so rich and yummy looking - and those hearted leaves are just the CUTEST!

Shannon J said...

I know present the award for best sponger ever to...du du du daaaa - CAROL! Wowwwwww, the richness and depth you have given these sweet, thankful images - breathtaking!! Yup, you win, by a landslide!

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous sponging...wow! Love those cute leaves and the overall clean look!

Marisa said...

Adore this!! Such cute images and a wonderful take on the photo.

Jennifer Jackson said...

Love this! Such a fun cluster of pumpkins and leaves in the corner! Such a great colorful fall creation!

Monika Reeck said...

Carol may I tell you I ADORE this...simple...nice colors and I see a winner here....you are rock using the photo inspiration challenge...I dont know how to make with this pict but you did it so well...hugs, Monika

Geri said...

One word: GASP!!!

Okay, so did ya really think it would end there? Of course not! Absolutely gorgeous! Your sponging is perfect! And so are your choice of colors! The dark brown mat makes this stunning fall scene POP!!!

Wei said...

Love this clean look card ! Awesome.

Kim S said...

Those leaf dies are totally cute - forget the squirrel in the set - I just want the leaf and acorn with hearts!

monikaskinner said...

Hi Carol. Love how you inked up your leaves. You're right the dies are fabulous. Love Clearly Besotted. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

Hayley Kew said...

This is just lovely! Wonderful colouring techniques on the pumpkin and leaves :)