Friday, September 24, 2010

September 25th Card Challenge-Use "Lord of the Harvest" tag

A happy Saturday Morning to you all! Here in NC we are sweltering, it feels more like August than like the end of September. Yesterday was about 93 and we are supposed to be just as hot today! I am so ready for the rain and cooler weather that is forecast for tomorrow! In the meantime, the hot outside is perfect for staying inside and creating! Ah ha, this week I had my supplies so was able to put a little more imagination in my card. Hope you will enjoy it!

As the title of this post indicates, we were to use the tag from SCH "Lord of the Harvest".  Since I am yearning for fall with all it's vivid colors I didn't have any problem finding colors to use. The sketch I used is from MMSC72.

Fall is the time of year when God gets to show off His amazing colors of creation! With this in mind I was not at all conservative and used deep, rich, vivid colors! Here is my card:

As you have noticed if you have come here before, these colors are creeping into most of my cards these days. I can't seem to get enough of this richness, perhaps it is because most of nature right now is in a transition from the greens of summer to the blah colors just before fall comes. What ever the reason is I am enjoying the heck out of these colors! :)  Here are a couple of close ups of the leaves (from Michaels) and the flower (made from vellum):

Thank you for coming by, I am thrilled when you visit and take the time to tell me your thoughts. Please be sure to visit the rest of the design teams creations, You will be so happy you did, there are so many ways this tag can be used and each way is better than the last. Be sure to take the jump over to SCH's store to see what Tracy has for you. The images there are so gorgeous.....and she always has a freebie for you! Blessings to each of you!!

 our design team:

SCH - Lord of the Harvest tag
Priscillastyles - MMSC72
Meljens Challenge #26 - Autumn Colors
Paper Romance Challenge #17 - Make your own Flower
Fresh Brewed Challenges #16 - Paper Piecing
For Fun Challenges - Vintage
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Heide said...

I love the richness is your colors too! I also like the added owl image it goes perfect with your main image.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is so pretty. I love the Autumn colors and the owl is great too!

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Donna!! Fall is certainly God's best artwork when he created the seasons.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Donna, this is a gorgeous card! What a wonderful job on the sketch. Wonderful rich colors and such a beautiful design with amazing elements.

Sharon Basel said...

This is just stunning Donna! I love the depth and richness of the colors you achieved here. Fall is my favorite season because of the warm colors and you've captured that here. Such a feast for my eyes! Oh and that owl is a wonderful touch!

Primitive Paper said...

Girl, we are about to roast here as well with this heat. However, cooler days are ahead. Your card is just glorious. I don't know how you do it but every card you make has a different look and feel about it. Love the colors and those pretty embellishments you have used. Blessings, Tracy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a beautiful card, Donna. I just love the autumn palette of colors you used and such gorgeous embellishments! Just lovely.

Hope you are doing well!


Nancy said...

Donna, pure gorgeousness yet again from you! I'm in awe every week!! So glad that you made it home safely from your babysitting gig!! It is unbearable hot and dry here in NC...hoping respite comes soon!

I just love your rich colors this week...wonderful job, my friend!!

jonim52 said...

Love your card and the details, gorgeous.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Donna!
Great to have you back in your crafting room again. That must be quite a magical space considering the unbelivable creations that comes out of it! This is just out of this world beautiful! Love the gradient shading. Beautiful, warm and lovely. The owl is just amazing!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


MrsK said...

Donna this is gorgeous!!! love the leaf!! hugz xx

Dawn Edwards said...

Beautiful card Donna I too am using these colors a lot lately so I had to change it up for my card. I adore your little peeking owl along the side great touch It's a fabulous card.

Lisa Atha said...

Absolutely beautiful card Donna, Your embellishments, punches, etc are gorgeous!


Angela said...

What an elegant fall card! I love this and your handmade flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Romance this week! hugs, Angela

Julie said...

This is just FABULOUS! I love the vibrant colors and the addition of the owl. Stunning!


Sprytebyrd said...

LOVE this card! It has the spooky colors and "feel" to it, without being spooky at all! Great card!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Autumn Colors challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card, WOW! Eyepopping!
Thanks for joining us at MelJens for the autumn challenge!
Sandy, MelJens DTmember

Holly said...

One word......STUNNING!


Bernadette Bliss said...

Stunning Donna! None of those pretty fall colors here in the AZ desert. :(

Carol said...

Donna this is just a delightfully created fall card with all the elements true to the season. What a beauty!!! Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Helen Dooley said...

This is perfect for the challenge this week at For Fun. Im so glad you decided to share.

Heather said...

GORGEOUS! I love those fantastic colors. That beautiful berry and the wonderful image.

Thanks for the praise break too. I had to stay a while and listen and smile and thank God for all he is doing in my life right now.

"Open the eyes of my heart Lord, I want to see you... see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory pour out your power and love as we sing Holy Holy Holy"

Thanks so much for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Donna, what a fantastic piece of art this is! Beautifully put together in the perfect Autumn colors! Stunning details with the stitching and edging and your photography is top class! Awesome design!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card and coloring! Love the colors and the details. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Mary Ski said...

Awesome card - the colors, the embellishments, the owl! Thanks for sharing with For FUn Challenges

Paper Addict said...

beautiful colors, stunning finished
. hugs, ronnnir

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the flower and the leaves. Lov the pretty colors you used. : )

Priscilla said...

Great card! Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge
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