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Friday, October 7, 2011

The Colours of Fall

Hey TGIF!!!! and a long weekend for us Canadians as we celebrate Thanksgiving.
So looking forward to having 3 days off and to spend time with family. The weather forecast is even going to co-operate - mid 70's and lots of sun - can't get any better than that!

Our challenge this week is to use Fall Colours on your card.   Since it is Thanksgiving this weekend, I have the perfect image for such an occasion. I introduce to you Chefabella

As always, I stamped the image on bella's bestest paper using black memento ink.
I pulled my papers first - Basic Grey Indian Summer, then coloured using prisma colour pencils and blended with gamsol.  I gotta tell you, it took me almost 2 hours just to figure out a layout for this image - can you believe that? I was getting a bit ticked with myself, so this is what I ended up with after all that. Pretty simple layout - I think sometimes I try too hard.

Dies used were some skinny ovals and skinny scallop oval, and the wonky square.
Also used a flourish die from MFT. Finished off with some glitter on the pie, and a small bow on the flourish.

Make sure you stop over a Bloggabella for some more creativity! Leave a comment and you could win some bella bucks!

Oh, also our next weeks challenge is HALLOWEEN.  We hope you get a chance to play along.  If you do, email your card to Emily by thursday night.

That's it for today.  I wish all my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving.  We all have so much to be thankful for.  Enjoy your weekend. Hugs!



Crafty Cath said...

2 hours? I feel your pain. I thought it would get easier but now I seem to fret about paper, colors and layout more than the coloring. Chefabella is perfect for your holiday weekend and she looks stunning decked out in her fall bestest. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, look! Bella made me a pumpkin pie! Gorgeous card, Pauline... love the papers, and that great flourish!

Leslie said...

Dang - where did my comment go?! I'll try again: Perfect card for a perfect Thanksgiving weekend! I adore that paper - the colours are beautiful and I love the flourish embellishment too. It may have taken 2 hours but it was worth it!

Dana White said...

Oh this is perfect for turkey weekend here in Canada!! The papers and colours are perfect - have a great long weekend

Arlene said...

Love it!! Thanks for gifting me with it. :)

Ebru Vatansever said...

You are bang on with the fall colours my friend, she is so cute and festive like Dana said it's perfect for Thanksgiving !!