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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Autumn Wishes!

With so many people enjoying autumn, I thought this image from The Paper Shelter named Autumn Leaves was perfect for my card at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog where the topic this week is EASEL CARDS.


Right off the bat, let me say that the colors did not photograph well and that the gray of my little image's pants is dark sage green. I didn't use any gray anywhere, but my camera must like the color gray. I colored my image with Copics and used Spellbinders dies to make my card and my tag. The felt leaves were purchased from Creative Images at a convention here in Phoenix. The pinecones, jewels and sheer ribbon are from my collection of supplies. Here's a close up of my image (darn, those pants look so gray):


I added just a touch of Stardust Stickles to the butterfly hitching a ride on the leaf and a touch of Clear Rock Candy Stickles to the pom-pom on the hat. Here's a side view of my card.
 

The challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is sponsored by our own The Paper Shelter! This little image comes with a black and white version, a colored version, a colored background and then the colored image on top of the colored background! You have so many options when you buy a digital at The Paper Shelter!  Look at the difference in prizes if you use one of the images from The Paper Shelter in the challenge:

Now that you've visited my blog and have seen my easel card, please click on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and take a look at the awesome easel cards the Design Team has made to inspire you.

BTW, this was the third easel card I've ever made. I found the recipe when I Googled "easel cards". If you haven't ever made an easel card, don't let that stop you since they're not difficult to make and are a great card to give to someone since they sit so nice on a desk.

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                               Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, Seemacrafts, Feeling Crafty, Heck of a Challenge, Memas Crafts, One Crazy Stamper, Paper Sweeties, Stamp and Create, Bunny Zoe's October Challenge, Challenges 4 Everybody, Craft-dee Bowz, 4 Krafty Girlz, Crafty Ribbons, Shelly's Images, Crafts 4 Eternity, All Sorts Challenge, Robyn's Fetish, Artistic InspirationsMake It Monday

44 comments:

  1. Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

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  2. Hi Gail,
    first of all - your card is gorgeous. Beautiful image, great coloring and amazing design. LOve it.
    And.....many many many many thanks for my birthday card. So happy about it.
    Thanks a lot :)
    Big hugs and a nice day
    Doreen xxx

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  3. How pretty! Love the sweet image and the beautiful fall colors!

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  4. How pretty! Love the sweet image and the beautiful fall colors!

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  5. Such a pretty image & gorgeous Autumnal colours. Beautiful colouring too :)

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty. Good luck! :)

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  6. A lovely card. I love the cute image and the colour combo. The design and colouring are terrific

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  7. Lovely card and perfect for the theme, thanks for joining us at CC&CC Autumn challenge good luck cheers Sue x

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  8. Fabulous autumn card Gail...so beautifully coloured. hugs, Pat K x

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  9. What a darling image colored to perfection!! I adore all the perfect little elements you added to your design -- this is such a lovely fall creation! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

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  10. Such a fabulous easel creation Gail and awesome coloring! Thanks so much for joining our "October – Photo Inspiration" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Darlene
    Shelly's Images Store
    SHELLY’S IMAGES BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Stunning card Gail, love your colouring and your card layout and design. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  12. Stunning card! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: Autumn Colors
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  13. So beautiful. Love all the leaves.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  14. This is really pretty! Beautiful colours and adorable image. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

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  15. Oh my gosh...how sweet is this? Love the image, and you've colored it beautifully! Love the shape and design and the way you've embellished it. All looks Stunning! Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon!

    Amy~DT

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  16. Wow Gail, what a beautiful card, the colours and your design are gorgeous..Hugs Lozzy x

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  17. Gray or not Gail, it's a lovely card - I so love autumn!

    Julia:0) x

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  18. Fantastic card Love the shaped card Love Carole x

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  19. this is so pretty Gail...love the autumn colours.

    Fi
    x

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  20. oh Wow Gail! Fabulous card.... love circular cards and this is a gorgeous one! Love the floral/leaf decoration on the side, ties in beautifully with the image. Spotted it on MIM xx

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  21. This is very sweet Gail and the little pinecone is the perfect touch, nicely done my friend
    Hugs Julie P

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  22. This is one sweet card, Gail! Adorable image, beautiful colouring and fabulous design!
    Chris
    x

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  23. This is so cute Gail. I am not sure if you've seen but we have a DT call at Top Tip Tuesday challenge blog. If you're interested, either enter the DT call or pop me a personal email. Your cards are lovely.
    Annette
    xx

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  24. I simply love circle shaped cards, I can't quite figure out why I/we don't make them more often... This one is beautifully decorated and with beautifully coordinated colors for a fall feel!

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  25. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  26. Super card Gail. I've never made a circular one and I love your colouring.

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  27. Love the image, colours and just about everything .TFS with us at OCS.

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  28. Love The Image, Stunning Card.. Thanxx For Playing With Us At Robyn's Fetish Challenge *Fall* .
    N Good Luck ..
    Sherry @Robyn's Fetish DT

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  29. Really cute card Gail! Your coloring is amazing and your card layouts are always so cute! Looks like you are a busy lady these days with all the DT's congrats to you.
    Hugs

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  30. wow i love this . Thank you for joining in over at Seemacrafts

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  31. The colours here are just so beautiful, even the grey, I mean green, pants :-P All the little embellies are perfect and totally suit the landscape outside here in the UK right now - it's a pretty time of year I think.
    Oh, and your easel card design is wonderful - I really should move away from the large square base card that I always go for...watch this space!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Hugs, Kat xx

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  32. What a sweet card this is! The colours are perfect for autumn and I particularly love the way you've coloured the leaves at her feet. Hugs, Tracey x

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  33. Beautiful card my friend. So perfectly colored up & lovin your cute little extras. Great circle card.
    Janie

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  34. Fabulous card and image Gail. Visiting from MIM..Loz

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  35. Really adorable card - perfect colured ! Wonderful
    Greetings from Austria
    Helga

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  36. Beautiful card with rich colors. Wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Come back real soon.

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  37. I totally adore your card Gail. Love everything about it and the pine cones and the fall flower arrangements is so lovely. A fantastic card that is so lovely!
    Love nhugs
    Marie

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  38. Hello!

    Your card is so beautiful!
    It truly reflects the season in a good way ..
    Wonderful colors and details!

    Hug Lena

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  39. Awesome autumn card - perfect background paper, lovely image (love that little butterfly hiding away on the leaf)and the leaf bouquet is a great fall touch to the whole creation - fabulous easel card, Gail !!

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  40. Thanks for Joining us at Seemacrafts Autumn Colors Challenge, I loved your unique shaped easel card and the image used, Your card was truly darling. I hope to see more of your super cute projects in future events. Super big hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

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  41. What a fabulous card, love the colouring job and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

    Jackie
    Shelly's Images Design Team

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  42. beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    hugs sara x x

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