Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sassy Cheryl Challenge #83 --- Autumn Colors

Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week is Autumn Colors.   I think just about everyone loves this time of year when the trees magically change colors and the air has a cool crispness that helps us to forget the heat of summer. 

 This "Country Gal" is saying farewell to one of her favorite summer critters, the ladybug.  I used a bunch of odds and ends for this card.  I figure if I use them up I won't feel so guilty when I indulge in something new!  The covered brads are by Michael's Recollections. The green vine is a Martha Stewart border punch that I used on both edges of the strip of paper. I used a deckle rectangle Nestie to cut the image so continued the distressing on all the edges. I don't know why the photo is so dull, but the background paper is really a lovely yellow gold color. 

The image is colored with Copics.  Again, the photo is a bit dull but the colors are nice and autumnish. (spell checker didn't like that word!)  I love this image; her floppy hat and her long skinny legs, which I NEVER had!  She is a cutie!

I hope you all have had a great weekend and we able to get in some crafting.  There's still time to get something done for Sassy Cheryl's challenge and, for sure, you'll want to see the fantastic projects by the design team. Thanks for stopping by today!


heidy said...

Hi Barb,this is so pretty,and love that image!
Hugs Heidy

Sassy Cheryl said...

This is ADORABLE and I love the way you tell the 'story' about the image and how she is saying goodbye to the ladybug. Beautifully colored!!! Super gorgeous and I love those fall buttons!!!!!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's fall challenge this week.

Pat said...

Oh how gorgeous!! I love the colors...and your coloring is beautiful! Love the way you have done the ground/shadow. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Sorry I haven't visited for a long time. This is a really neat card. Very well done! I also checked out some of the other recent cards and your coloring & shading are wonderful!

jkreucher said...

What a Wonderful card! Your coloring is amazing, isn't she just sweet as can be in fall colors!
So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful card Barb!Love those tattered edges. ~jeni :)

Lynette said...

So adorable, Barb! Love the image and of course you have colored it very beautifully. Awesome card! I agree - I love fall.

DonnaMundinger said...

AWww SWEET! Love the image and that border punch is gorgeous! Crap! Not ANOTHER thing I want! Quit it! xxD