Monday, October 19, 2015

Lamp Post

Welcome Fall, and welcome everyone to a new challenge on the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This week is an all-time favorite: Anything Goes.  We have 3 awesome sponsors:

I was given this beautiful image to work with from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.  Have I mentioned before that I love Fall?  Well, I do!!  Love the leaves and the pumpkins and the cider and the . . . well, you get the point.  And I love how this card turned out.  
I heavily distressed the edges of the papers with ink and it really gives it a great vintage feel and also kind of a darker feel to go with the light in the image.  Don't you just love those little patterned leaves??  I knew I wanted to use these dies, but I didn't think traditional fall colored leaves would go with the style of the card.  Non-traditional papers to the rescue!. : )
And here's a free tip for you:  I don't have any larger pieces of a really good, dark brown left anymore, so I used a lighter brown for my scalloped oval and then inked it up with some dark brown ink.  Perfect dark brown color.  I will be doing this a lot.  Can't believe I never thought of it before.
Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see the full details of the challenge and then get inky and play along.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #110--anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #55--anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch

Fab n Funky #277--make it square
Word Art Wednesday #205--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
{Pin}spirational Challenge #151--inspiration photo (I was inspired by all the brown and the vintage feel of the picture)
Scrapper's Delight Challenge  #49--Fall/halloween
Pattie's Creations #115--Fall or Halloween
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Cards Galore--Halloween or make a card
Sugar Pea Designs--Falling for Fall

Stamps: Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet "Fall Lamp Post" digi
Dies: MFT "Falling Leaves"; Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large" and "Scalloped Ovals, large"


Joanna M. said...

I really like how your lamp glows so warmly and those patterned leaves really ARE fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in our sketch challenge this week Heather.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

carol said...

Hello...Lovely card , looks fab,
Thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ.
X Carol

Jackie T said...

Hi this is stunning, Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 22 theme Halloween or make a card. Hugs Jackie DT

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh what a beautiful card! The colors are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Have a wonderful day!!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Linda Anderson said...

How fabulous!!! Love your lamp post and touch of sponging for the light. Gorgeous leaf embellie too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Robin said...

This is such a pretty card! I love fall too and this certainly represents. Just lovely. Hugs, Robin

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love those leaves and fab papers. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky crew for our 'Make it Square' challenge. Look forward to seeing you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Heide said...

Cute, love the papers and your fall leaves. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Lillian A said...

Wonderful distressing on this and love the lantern "glow" you've given it.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Heather I love the Autumn as well maybe not the Cider part, lol, but the colours and smells are awesome, talking of awesome this card is fantastic I love how you have worked with the image, those distressed papers and card design are excellent
lorraine x

anne said...

Lovely image and embellishments and a great tip about the card.
Thank you for playing along with us this week
Anne SSW2-DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love how the lamp looks illuminated on your card - perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Charity Morris-Chamberlain said...

Beautiful card! That lamp is amazing and I love how it literally looks like it's illuminated. Wonderful job! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

Irena Stefanova said...

What a beautiful vintage card! Lovely design and colors! I like how you distressed the edges of papers.

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card, love the look of the lamp! Thanks for joining our WW challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

LeslieT said...

This is just beautiful, Heather! You chose an awesome image to create with, and your choice of papers and layout are just fabulous!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful! Love the vintage feel you created with the papers.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Love the distressing and the lamppost and leaves are wonderful!

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Beautiful card! The background is awesome!

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Nice image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Patti's Creations this month. We hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Unknown said...

What a lovely design Heather!
I love your shading and how you tied it in to a fall theme with the colours and leaves.