Monday, September 14, 2009

Fun with Fall

Good Morning!

Happy Monday to you! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Things were good here, other than the rain on Saturday which ruined the craft fair. Better luck next time, I guess! The weather has been really nice since then and hopefully we'll get a chance to be outside some today!

I have a card to share that I created for the Whimsy Challenge which is Fun Fall colors. You can use any color combination you want that reminds you of fall. I went with orange, yellow, and brown.

I'm not totally crazy about how this one turned out. Not sure the papers and colors all match great, but it is what it is! I think when you don't stamp for over 3 days you lose a bit of mojo! Hopefully I can get mine back later today. I've got quite the stamping list!

I've used the sketch from Stamp with Fun and some retired SU papers. I distressed the edges and added a couple torn areas too. I did a little cleaning the other day and organized my stuff. Boy do I have a lot of paper! I'm such the hoarder, that I forget that I even have some of this pretty stuff!

The image is Whimsy Giraffe from our animals collection. He's been colored with Copics in yellows and browns. Then I distressed the edges of the white paper and added some brown ink with a sponge. I also added some eyelets. Did you know that the Crop-a-Dile can bite! It bit me this morning, gave me a nasty pinch! Ouch!

This card also fits the challenges at Our Creative Corner which is Happy Fall Y'all and LaLa Land of distressing. Thanks for stopping on by. I'm off to find some mojo and do more stamping!

Happy stamping!

19 comments:

Juls said...

love this image!! utterly gorgeous!! and I love the colours you have used!! Just fab!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! This is just adorable Denise!! What a fun layout and you've done a beautiful job with the Fall color theme!! HUGS

Mina said...

stunning Denise...fantastic papers and the giraffe is coloured perfectly
Mina xxx

Maureen said...

Great card! Love the papers and all the distressing! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Rach said...

a beautiful card hun, love the papers that you have used and the design of your card is fabulous. hugs rachxx

Tab said...

Fabuluous card, sweetie! Love the sweet image and the colours that you have chosen are yummy!
Hugs Tab xxx

craftypagan said...

Hi hun! Love this giraffe! I'm actually not a animal stamp fan, tis very rare for me to use them but I LOVE Whimsy animals-they have so much character! I'm not sure what you don't think is right about it-tis gorgeous to my eyes:) Love the distressing! Hugs, Ro

Deb said...

I love it Denise! Love the tall panels by the side of the giraffe they set him off perfectly, and the flowers add just enough of a splash of colour, gorgeous!
Glad your weather improved, we are having thunderstorms today, at least I don't have to water the garden tonight! hugs Debx

Angie Cortes said...

What a fun card!! I love that giraffe and the DP you chose is awesome!!

Irina said...

Denise, this card turned out oh so cute!! Love your paper choice and distressing!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Alex said...

Too too cute Denise - this is one of my fave stamps, I just love him!! I sure miss the Whimsy team - you all ROCK! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sue from Oregon said...

What a sweet giraffe! This would make a great baby card too! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at LLWWC!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful Denise. Love the design and of course Miss Giraffe steals the show.
Hugs
Desire

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Denise,this cute Giraffe has to be one of my fav stamps,Hugs Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Morning dear, don't know how you keep turning out these stunnin cards, just adore this giraffe
Hugs Jacqui x

Mrs B said...

Super cute card! The color combo works great! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!
CindyB

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

I'm going to hit this sketch next myself! Love this card! Mr. Giraffe looks stunning in this color combo! Perfect job on the distressing and the papers are just gorgeous!

Ingela said...

Lovely card with this cute images!

Thanks for joing SwF this week!

Ingela xx

tina46 said...

great work !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team