Monday, September 19, 2011

Autumn Blessings

Good morning friends! Did you all have a wonderful weekend?  I know that mine was laid back and exactly what I needed.  This weekend is much busier, though, and that is good, too!

Today's card is a fun fall card made with a Doodle Pantry image from Scarecrow Birdie.  Isn't this just a fun image?  I love the cute sentiments in the set event though I went with the basic "Autumn Blessings" sentiment. 

For some reason when I saw this image I wanted to print it out on Kraft paper...which I did and then I wasn't sure how to color it but I think it all worked out.  I didn't want the patterned paper to be to Halloween-y so I chose some more neutral patterns from the MME paper pad called Mischievous.  The colors turned out perfect, I think!  I followed the basic sketch from A Gem of A Challenge Blog HERE.  I also paper pierced on the main image panel which I haven't done in a long time but, again, overall I think it turned out great!  Copic markers were my coloring medium of choice here.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Thought of the day:  Don't confuse your path for your destination.  Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine. Unknown

19 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gosh Laurie, I love how this turned out. Printing this image on kraft is a brilliant idea. Awesome card.

Patti J said...

Lorie, this is beautiful! Love the sketch, and printing the image on Kraft was genius! Those pearls just finish it off beautifully!!! Hugs!

Patti J said...

Oh my gosh - just noticed the beautiful INSIDE! Great job!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! I really like this. I like how the image is colored on the Kraft paper, and the colors/papers you used. The pearls are a great contrast to the 'country scarecrow' image.

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Lorie, this is really just beautiful! So sweet, love the layout, the colors, the paper! Ok love it all! Mostly love the blue eyes on the scarecrow to match the adorable little birdie! Such a great card!
hugs, Sarah

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Lorie, Your card is wonderful and I love it the image on kraft paper! Thanks for your "thought of the day" too!
~Hugs~

Kathy W. said...

Oh I think it turned out beautiful Lorie. Printing on Kraft works for this card and the dp is awesome...all works so well together *Ü*

Rhonda said...

love it love it love it!!!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous fall colors Lorie! Love the scarecrow image!

Ida said...

This is wonderful. Love the image and it's looks great on the Kraft card stock.

Dawn Frost said...

Lori I love how the birdie stands out, he is so adorable! Gorgeous paper and paper piercing!

Karen Howard said...

Lori, this is amazing! Love how you added the PP and bling. Wow, gorgeous! Hugs, Karen

Donna said...

Lori - Your card is gorgeous!!

Sheila said...

Love the scarecrow! Great card

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Very cute and I see why you printed it out on kraft!

Vicki said...

So pretty Lori and you chose the RIGHT kind of paper! Love your piercing and soft colors...all the elements are lovely!

HUGS!
Vicki

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, I do love that stamp! Your colouring is great and so is your paper piercing. Love the papers and the pearls, just a beautiful card!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful work and great take on my sketch! Thanks for playing at A Gem Of A Challenge xx Jenny xx

Katie said...

It's just gorgeous, love the image!
Thanks for playing at A Gem of A Challenge