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Thursday, November 4, 2010


OMGosh...I'm a little late in joining the sketch challenge over at The Lounge but there is still plenty of time to grab your favorite OCL set and play can even win an OCL stamp set of your choice!

As I was coloring these leaves, my mind started wandering and I thought of a Robert Frost poem that was recited in an old 80's movie you may remember...The Outsiders...with Sodapop, Ponyboy, Two-bit and the rest.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

How about that for a walk down memory lane?  Where were you in 1983?  Hmmm...I was a freshmen in high school.  Good times, huh?

Anyway, about the card.  The stamps are from the Shades of Fall set from OCL.  They are so easy and quick to color and I absolutely love the results!  It's a simple card so there really isn't a whole lot to say about it.  It was stamped on Neenah Solar White, colored with Copic markers and distressed with Walnut Stain.  The center leaf was cut out and popped up on a Dimensional (I used my fingers to curl the tips).  The layers are Early Espresso, the brads are Bazzill and the ribbon is from JoAnn's.  The sentiment was cut out with a Spellbinders die, distressed with Walnut Stain and popped up on a Dimensional.  Guess that's about it.

Copic coloring:

Popped leaf:  Y19, Y17, Y15, 110  Background leaves:  E55, E53,E51, G82. G40, YR16, YR14, Y17, Y15

I made this card to include the following challenges:

The Lounge ~ OCLDT37 Sketch
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog ~ "Thanks"
Craft Your Passion Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ Thank You with Autumnal Colors
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog ~ Give Thanks

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS:  OCL Shades of Fall
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Early Espresso; Fall Leaves Paper Pizazz DP
INK: Black Soot, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle large, Big Scalloped Circle large; Tim Holtz sponge tool; Bazzill brads; ribbon from JoAnn's; Dimensionals


Dawn said...

Wow 1983 was the year I got married, wow that is a walk down memory lane.
Love the colors of this beauty.Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Hope you join us each week.

Chrissie said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for joining in our Blogoversary Challenge at OSCC!

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Tammy ! Your card is gorgeous ! Love the background and the stamped leaves are so beautiful ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

RebeccaMA said...

Beautiful as always!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is stunning the design those leaves the colours, it is totally fabulous thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments.
Lorraine x

Faye said...

Wow! What a beautiful, vibrant autumn card. It's lovely. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Julie said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love those leaves.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our November monthly drawing going on right now.

Ruthie said...

This is such a cool card - love the layout

thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


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