Monday, October 26, 2015

The Card Concept - Autumn Beauty

Wow it's been a while since I played along at the Card Concept.  They're back from their Summer  hiatus and now I am too! LOL!  Have you played there yet?  They present you with an inspiration photo - isn't this time a beauty?  And.. you create in your style.  They show a take on the challenge from each of their DT members who specialize in a certain "style" from CAS (clean and simple) to Shabby Chic.  I thought I'd pull out all the stops for this one and go full on heavy embellies.  I'm thinking this one is Shabby Chic.. you tell me.. I'm also thinking I could be Classy & Elegant (I see some sparkle) or even Freestyle Collage since I have some unrelated elements in my design like the wood sequins stapled sentiment, and stick pin.   

I'm smitten with the photo this time and used lots of elements from the photo on my design.

I love Tim Holtz memo pins - when I'm not inserting a little sentiment in them I like to add a big gem to the center. 
I inked up the edges of the pumpkins with distress ink to add a little dimension.   The roses and pumpkins are straight from the photo.  All the dies on this card are from Top Dog Dies.
I seem to always be adding a bit of twine to my projects too - it just seems to anchor everything to me so that the images don't appear to be floating in space.
This photo shows you the dimension from adding the pumpkins with adhesive foam tape.  Yes.. this card will need to be hand delivered!  Thinking my Mom will get this one.
Feel like playing yet? There's lots of time since The Card Concept Challenge is twice a month! Maybe I will see you there?

Supplies:  Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Dies:  Top Dog Dies Pumpkins, Madison Doily, Cherish Doily, Borders #2, Pocket Page Banner
Twinery Cappuccino Twine
Stamp:  PTI Autumn Acorns
Pattern Paper:  Pink Paislee Cedar Lane
May Arts Ivory Button Twine, 1/2" Wrinkled Ivory
Paper Flowers
Tim Holtz Pin/Mini Staple
Wood Look Sequins Serendipity Stamps


Joan Smith said...

OMG Your card is absolutely Gorgeous WOW!! I'm totally in awe of what you created. You so did a super, SUPER outstanding creative job....WOW!! YOU so ROCK!!

lifesabeach32940 said...

Your card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Jeanne!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SUPER gorgeous, Jeanne, love the shaded pumpkins!!

~Tammy~ said...

Jeanne, this is so very beautiful! Love the pinks with the white pumpkins and all the little design details.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Jeanne, your card is just gorgeous! I love all the beautiful layers and the great color combination! Those pretty white pumpkins are really stunning! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!
Take Care!
Michele said...

Love this, Jeanne! The colors are beautiful! :)

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully layered Jeanne, this is wonderful! Love those pretty little whiite pumpkins!! said...

Wow - gorgeous in every way! Love the touches of pink! Thanks so much playing along with us at The Card Concept.

Deanne :)

cm said...

...GASP! Yes, another breath-taken-away stunning beauty, Jeanne! From the layers, to the elements, to the colours: everything is visual harmony in the most elegant and sophisticated of ways. The pumpkin dies are some of the most pretty I've seen! Your mom will love this, as do I!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love those white pumpkins, the stick pin and those pink flowers. All the details are put together so well on your beautiful card.

AB. said...

Beautiful card! The delicate sponging on the pumpkins is lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week. :)

Birgit said...

I just had to pop over here and tell you how much I love this beautiful card!! Every detail comes together perfectly!!

Dotty Jo said...

Your card is simply stunning - love all the pretty details, Jo x

Joyce said...

Just gorgeous, Jeanne. Love how you took those floral colors and made pumpkins--pretties pumpkins I've ever seen.

Kerin said...

WOW this is stunning! It almost looks like the inspiration photo was created based on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Lilian said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! Great embellishments!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
The Leaf Studio

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Love this fabulous card!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us here at the Card Concept!

Julie Gearinger said...

Gorgeous is right!! I agree with the others- love all of the layers and accents- just perfect!! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I think this card right here, loaded with all the elements I love like white pumpkins, lots of pink, a stick pin, is my most FAVORITE card of any you have created, Jeanne! I LOVE this! I want to frame it and hang it in my crafty office and I have to get those pumpkin dies from Top Dog Dies now! I LOVE it!
Take care!