I had some time this weekend, amid the Parish Family Festival, a weekend overnight with my granddaughter, 25 Christening invitations to create, and the emotion-packed media stream of the tenth anniversary of our country's lost innocence, to put aside life for a short time and create something good and honest and fun and stress-free.
Crafter's Companion to create a Fall-themed card for their September challenge. I am a huge fan of the Humphrey collection. This image is from the "Best Friends" stamp set.
Sticking with my 2011 Crafting Resolutions of using up my overgrown stash of leftover..well, everything, I found the perfect background for my card with one of those scrapbooking calendars from a previous year. I cut out the open space to frame a scene for my BFFs as they take a colorful walk together. I added some diecut leaves and flowers around the frame, and used Sakura Clear Star gel pen to give it a little shimmer all over.
I colored my image with Copics: E00,08,35,71; Y11,17; YG03; YR04; RV00; C1,3 & 100 (black). Liquid Glass put a shine on a specific places. I didn't want to lose the image against the colorful and busy background scene, so I used Copic E08 to shadow around the image, after adhering it to the card with dimensional tape.
The inside of my card (not pictured) is color-coordinated and uses a quote "each day is a miracle" that I had made into card candy for a swap last year. The journaling box, which I left blank, is framed with 4 diecut leaves topped with letters spelling out the word FALL.
As I mentioned above, I am entering this card in the Crafter's Companion September challenge, which asks for a Fall theme and thge use of a CC image. Their prize is a fantastic 5 in 1 Paper Trimmer that I have had my eye on for the last couple months now. It's a great tool ,especially used in combination with their Ultimate Crafter's Tool, which I do have already. If you want a chance to win this fabulous prize, go to the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog to be inspired by the design team's projects and enter the challenge.