Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Splendor






Last week I posted a card using a free digital image from the  "There's Magic in the Air" blog.   Every Monday Nina May posts an image she had drawn and one of her design team members posts a challenge.  I had so much fun working with the beautiful image last week that I decided to work on the new challenge this week.  The name of this image is "Autumn Splendor"  The challenge is to use the Autumn Splendor image , then she wants you to be inspired by the photograph below in anyway that inspires you to complete your card.  Aren't these gorgeous maple leaves!




As soon as I saw the challenge, I immediately knew what designer paper I needed to use.  The  paper is from "Me and My Big Ideas" paper pack.  I have had it on my desk for weeks trying to figure out how to use it.  I think it is beautiful because it has the autumn leaves and has a lot of bright shiny gold in the design.  Don't you think this paper was just perfect for this challenge?

I downloaded the image then printed it making sure it was just the right size so some of the designer paper would show up well.  It was colored using Copic markers then cut out with a square Nestability.  A layer of pumpkin spice and shiny gold card stocks were put under the design. A piece of gold ribbon, which has some shiny gold thread in it, was layered across the card then a bow added with a glue dot.  Some gold embellishments were added in the corners to complete the design.

(We have had days of rain and today it is very sunny out.  I took this picture with the sun shinning on the card to show up the gold glittery paper but it did create some shadows.)

9 comments:

Nina said...

Selma, that pp was soo perfect and it is soo beautiful and the metallic running through the ribbon and the paper is gorgeous as well as around the matting. The image is colored so nicely as well. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along again this week with the challenge over at TMITA!

Patti said...

This is gorgeous! The dp is perfect! I love the coloring on your pumpkin!

Mary G. said...

Selma, this is beautiful!!! LOVE the patterned paper and that gold bow is the perfect something extra!!! Beautifully colored!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Hi Selma, this is such a lovely image and your card is beautiful. I have this one printed and ready to colour but I have a few great digis to colour this week need to get my skates on!!

Nilla said...

Selma, it's beautiful, love the paper you used and the ribbon, a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at TMITA this week! Hugs Nilla

Dianna said...

Selma,

Beautiful job Selma. I love fall when the leaves start changing. It's just amazing to me how many beautiful colors they turn, from the brightness of orange, and the mustard yellow to the bright red. I love to drive down a road where there are trees on both sides, it just makes me feel warm inside.

Dianna

Sharri Seffens said...

Selma, this is beautiful! I have been wanting to give digi images a try...you are really starting to inspire me to do so!

Jennie said...

Love this Selma! Very pretty and the dp is perfect!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...this is beautiful and that picture is perfect!

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