Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Autumn Thanks...TIME OUT Challenge #16~CASE With Your Own Twist, CCCB #232~Leaves, Less Is More, Crafting Musketeers #18~Autumn Colours


Good Morning,

Today, I'm thrilled, honoured and delighted to be the GD for TIME OUT Challenge #16~CASE with Your Own Twist.  The card tantalizing our creative appetite is by the incredibly talented and 'just down the road from me' fellow Canadian, Heather from Bits & Pieces.  I'm sure you'll experience a similar breath-taken-away response to her card as I did.  Truly stunning...


Given I'm still not quite reconciled with my distress inks and watercolouring, my route in casing Heather's cards took me to die cuts (love my leaf dies) and Memento Inks, with colours from a new batch of dewdrops I purchased recently.  Debuting alongside my leaf cluster is the little acorn that's also part of the collection; he's a cutie.  Four cuts of the 'thanks' (from PS) were stacked together, then inked with the same colours as the maple leaf, as a nod to Heather's green sentiment.


Thank you TIME OUT team for inviting me to play alongside you!  To everyone who stops to visit (so appreciated...), please, check out the DT's cards, then create a 'case with your own twist' and share your gem in the gallery.  Looking forward to how Heather's card will inspire you!

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


40 comments:

sandie said...

We are so pleased you are joining is as our GD this week Carol and with this stunning card. You have blended the inks to perfection and that glow you have created is really good and a fabulous take in Heather's card x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, these are both just fabulous :0) I have to say the leaf one is my fave, the colours are so warming for this time of year my fave time as you know, , but then the second one looks more like a project I would frame and hang on my wall to look at all year around, gorgeous work in gorgeous colours hugs Pops x x x

Carole said...

Lovely dies! lovely colours! lovely card!

Lynn said...

So happy to have you guest designing Carol. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

Gerrina said...

Thanks that you are our GDT for this challenge! And with such a beautiful card! Love the bold coloured leaves! Great card!

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards. Carol x

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful shading on those gorgeous leaves and that acorn truly is adorable! Congrats on your GD spot! Well deserved!

Nonni said...

This is a stunning card, Carol! Those die cuts look great and they really come to life with sponging. Thanks for being our GD! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Geri said...

Beautifully inked images Carol! You must have an incredibly soft touch with your blender to create this flawless blend of colors! Stunning display of your talent. Congrats on the GD gig!

Sid said...

Great cards !!

Monika Reeck said...

ooh woooowwww this is really wooow wooow wooow
ADORABLE
STUNNING
and I love your using the die cuts..
I think if I have I can not make so good like you Carol..this is FUNTASTIC and amazing card...I love your card..I wish one day on my bday (10 April) I can get one of your fab card...I want to touch it in my hand and feel it , and looking at it every day near me...may I have that wish my friend? we life so far away if I am your neighbour I will join you to card making...or maybe I am so loud then Carol can not concentration LOL...
I miss you,...see you soon on my Blog sweety..hugs, Monika (finish with catching up dear :) feel free :) )

Sarah Gray said...

Love these die cut leaves, Carol! Such a cool autumn card with lovely colours and dimension.....so glad you joined us as GD at Time Out :)

maria f. said...

Yay for your GD! Such fun. And such a pretty trio of leaves. They're not looking like that around here yet. And how realistic is Heather's card. Like a foggy morning. We do have those around here now :)

Brenda said...

Congrats to you Carol for your GT spot! I am so loving these leaves dies that you have too. Your card is gorgeous! I love that little acorn, oh man do I love him! lol I love the inking on your leaves and on your mat. You "thanks" stacked up looks awesome. Great job my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Julia Altermann said...

Fall is my second favorite season and your card really does it justice. The colors are lovely! But I really think it's time you and your distress ink sought out counseling :-) I am sure when they see what you did with other things they will be on their best behavior so you give them another chance :-)

Deepti said...

Gorgeous inking !

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your Guest DT spot, Carol!!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so impressed with your blending...wow! You have really brought out all of the beautiful texture in the leaves, and I love all the yummy colors! I also love that you added the acorn! Really stunning card...I'm so inspired now, that I can't wait to check out the challenge!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Utterly GORGEOUS. Those leaves with the inking to the edges are simple perfection.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Judy1223 said...

Carol, your leaves are so realistic, they are beautiful! Wow! You did an awesome job guest designing...congratulations and thanks for the inspiration!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous leaves and sponging. I SO love fall colours and leaves (other than having to rake them off the lawn LOL).

Heather T said...

Your leaves are lovely, they look a bit like leather in textures. Your sponging is so smooth and perfect.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what lovely fall cards!
And in reply to the comment you left on my blog, no I didn't knit Sage's hat. I'm a terrible knitter. I have a scarf that I started for her two years ago and never finished I was just thinking the other day that I should take it apart and use the tar to make one of those arm crocheted scarves on YouTube. I'd have a better chance of finishing that! LOL!
Thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, by the way. They always make me smile!

Shona Chambers said...

Beautiful card and your leaves look so real! So happy to have you with us this week and you have CASE'd Heather's card with ease. I hope you keep joining us for future challenges as I always like to see what you will come up with!

Ros Crawford said...

Such a pretty autumn card ... Love the colouring! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Anita in France said...

These leaves and the wonderful acorn are so beautifully sponged and shaded, Carol ... just gorgeous ... and rich ... and autumnal! A fabulous take on Heather's inspiration! So delighted to have you join us as GD at Time Out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Stella said...

I am so glad that you found us through Greta. This is an amazing card. I love your take on our challenge; your leaves are stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

One word.... GORGEOUS!

Dana said...

Wow!! Fabulous card, i love the leaves and wonderful inking!! Going to check out this challenge, i know you mentioned it before and i have cards to do for this coming week so this might be a good starting point!!

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry that this is another late visit from me for this challenge.
My, what absolutely stunning cards!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Greta said...

Congrats on another GDT! Love the look of this card, Carol--beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the guest design gig! Your use of ink here is really masterful. Beautiful work!
- Shauna

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats to you and so so well deserved too. I love this card and your fall leaves are so pretty and perfect for this time of year.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers.
Mags
x

Jennifer Jackson said...

Great card - I love the little bundle of leaved tied with twine - and the background gives them just the right focus! beautiful!

Kim S said...

A beautiful nod to Heather's card. I can see how you were inspired - yet totally your own with the beautiful die cut leaves!

Shannon J said...

Okay, you are officially the Queen of Shading Amazingness!!! Honestly, I am awe struck! Blown away!!! Absolutely beautiful, Carol! And I adore the sweet little acorn tucked in behind the stunning leaves - so happy to see the debut!!

raven said...

What a great card. Thankyou so much for sharing your art with us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog. Good Luck..take care and happy crafting Genny DT

Taunya Butler said...

I GASPED with absolute amazement over this awesome beauty - Made me want to see some fall leaves in person - maybe up in your neck of the woods, that way I would have the awesome pleasure of walking and talking with you!! What a blessed experience that would be!! Looking forward to someday having the honor of meeting you!!! Love to you!!

Fran said...

Great card , I love it , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month, Fran (DT) xxx