Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ode to Fall ~ Raspberry Suite Challenge #16

Good morning! I'm not sure if everyone knows, but I am not a Fall person. Oh, I love the colours and the slightly cooler temperatures, but I miss my lazy summer days. Spring is actually my favourite season with all the new signs of life and, of course, my birthday. I strive to love Fall and so here's my ode to it. Dawn's colours this week scream Fall. It made me think of Thanksgiving so I chose this sentiment from Verve (a free stamp with purchase this month...thanks, Julee!). I also got my new lattice die from Stampin' Up! I knew I wanted to use it on this card. I had drawn out the sketch in my head but had to rework it over and over for 1.5 hours last night! I tried 3 different colours of lattices, 3 different colours of card bases and 3 different colours of sentiments. I really earned my money on this one (too bad it's a hobby!!) I also wanted to make the flower yellow with a brown middle like a sunflower. It's been stamped with a small damask image and clear embossed. I like the clean lines of the card. I have a feeling I'm going to have a lot of fun with this die...I also tried layering two lattices together, kind of like a shadow effect...it looked great, just not for this card. So this card, along with Dawn's love of Fall, is making me chant an "Ode to Fall ". I'm off to get ready to go back to the classroom. My son comes home today until Monday:) Yippee!!




What's in it?
Stamps: PTI damask designs, Verve plain jane
Paper: SU vanilla, choc chip, kraft; PTI summer sunrise
Ink: SU choc chip, versamark
Accessories: SU lattice and birds and blooms dies, linen thread; EK edge punch; gemstones; clear embossing powder; Basicgrey button

41 comments:

Aimes said...

This is beautiful Maureen! I love your work with the new die - so clean and crisp!
Your flower is adorable too - love the damask design as it's so subtle but perfect!
Definitely worth the hours spent getting this to work!
Aimes
x

Maile Belles said...

This is fabulous!!! Love the simplicity and all the great detail, like the embossed damask on the flower and bling! Wonderful job! So happy for you that your son is coming home, enjoy your time together!

TannyP said...

Another gorgeous card, Maureen! As a teacher, it would make sense for you not to love fall =) End of vacation!!
You really did a fabulous job with the lattice and the colors.

Daniela said...

This is so pretty!

Ann said...

Gorgeous!

Jenna Wunderlich said...

oooh, I'm going to have to get me that lattice die cut!

karlak said...

Pretty card! Very unique!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! So simple yet so elegant! Great use of the challenge colors! :) TFS

Taheerah said...

Great CAS card - definitely well spent time honing the execution and design. That flower with the subtle damask is beautiful!

Courtney Baker said...

Your cards is great I love the brown lace. So pretty!

chercroppin said...

Wow Maureen, this is GORGEOUS!!!

« ¤ Nica ¤ » said...

Wow... that really is a seriously beatiful card! So simple and elegant! I love it! :D
P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog a leaving such a nice comment!

Marisa said...

I'm glad someone else struggles with cards...I can fully appreciate your pain, Maureen LOL!! Your blood, sweat and tears paid off as this is a wonderful card. Enjoy your weekend with your son :D

Andrea M said...

I love your card!!! There's something so beautiful about a simple, elegant card. I adore the lattice and the flower. The rhinestones add such a lovely touch as well. To me these simple cards are some of the hardest to do because everything has to be just right for it to work and you hit the nail on the head!!!
Thanks so much for your comments - it means so much :)

Heather P. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Scrapping Julie said...

WOW-ZA! this is such a nice creation to look at.

Giovana said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog.
God bless
Giovana

Kimberly said...

I just LOVE this card Maureen!! Nicely done!! :)

xxoo

Terri E. said...

Adorable bling, button and jute. Fabulous job with Dawn's color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Winter said...

This is Gorgeous! I love everything about it! Top pick for sure! :)

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Maureen!!! Beautiful design and I love how you used all of the colors!!! Fabulous looking card!!!

Amy said...

Love the damask on the flower! Great card!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous! I know it was a LOT of work to get it so perfect, but oh-so-worth it!

Helen F. said...

This is so creative. Love the bling and your damask print flower with the button is beautiful!

marianagrigsby said...

Maureen, your card is perfect! Beautiful!

Elise said...

Gosh, Maureen! Your work is amazing! This card is sooooo lovely! Congratulations on your spotlight status!

Amy said...

Congrats on being chosen for the spotlight!

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous card. I loooove the lattice-it is the perfect touch. Congrats on making the spotlight- what an honor!
Chrissy

Maile Belles said...

All right! Congrats on making the spotlight girl! Your card is fabulous!

Winter said...

I knew you would be in the spotlight! Congrats! :)

Lisa said...

This was one of my favorites from the beginning!! Congrats on making the spotlight!!

jen said...

What a pretty card! That die is awesome- congrats on the spotlight!

Edna said...

Love the die cut and how you teamed it with the other elements, nice job on making the spotlight!

lynn said...

clean and graphic-love it! congrats on your win!

Rose said...

Maureen - what a beautiful card! Love the lattice and flower :) Congrats on making the spotlight!

Jessica said...

So pretty! I'm a huge fan of the clean, crisp look! Congrats on the spotlight!

Andrea M said...

Congrats on the spotlight Maureen! It's a beautiful card and it's so well deserved!

Suzanne Moore said...

I followed a link from Ms McVey's blog to your blog. I love this card!!! I have already marked that die in my SU catty to get on my next order :) So beautifully done. Can't wait to check out the rest of your creations!!!

Chris said...

So fresh and pretty - I love your card! Well done on being in the spotlight.

Laura B. said...

Stunning!! Love your design!! Congrats on the spotlight, very well deserved:)

Paula Pascual said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

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