Monday 17 October 2011

Pumpkin Garden

This weeks challenge at The Shabby Tearoom has been set by Cindy (her first challenge for the Tearoom!) and asks we create a card or project using the colors in the inspiration photo and one dry embossed element.

I have used Coral Pearls, Finesse Swirls and Prima Ceylon 'Attic' flowers from our wonderful sponsor this week, Classy Cards 'n Such who are offering a $15 gift certificate for the Winner of our challenge!

I've done lots of layering (again!) with punched and die cut shapes in these gorgeous Autumnal colours, then arranged these fab Prima flowers (I adore!) with mulberry and skeleton leaves, vellum and paper die cut leaves. For these, I scrunched the vellum and inked it up then layered on top of the paper die cuts for a more realistic dried leaf look. A little crackle painted mulberry rose also adds a different effect.

The little tag has been embossed and finished it off with the yummy Melissa Frances rub on.I've used lace, ric rac and absolutely gorgeous pearl flourish border. A liberal smattering of Coral pearls (I can't get enough of these at the moment!!) and a pin add the perfect finishing touches.

Papertake Weekly - Get In Shape (use 3 shapes)

Be sure to check out the beautiful projects to inspire you this week from The Shabby Girls!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Deb's Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions Of Me!

Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie

Melissa Bove - Creating From The Heart

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards



  1. Gorgeous Fran!!! :-)

  2. Fran, this is beyond gorgeous. WOW !

  3. Beautiful card. Love the softness of the colours. Exquisite xx

  4. Fran This is a stunner! I love the different shapes along the top and bottom of the card. And that cluster of flowers and leaves is beautiful. What a beautiful fall card.

  5. Pure perfection!!! This card is so stunning! I could stare at it for hours! Such soft lovely detail wherever I look! Am loving every inch of it...great job!!!

  6. Oh what a gorgeous card. It is absolutely stunning!