Autumn wishes...CR84FN39 61

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 8:55 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all off to a great start of the Autumn season (if you are observing Fall Equinox)! It's time again for a new CR84FN Color Challenge. Thanks to all those who took on CR84FN38 and to those who leave such sweet comments :) For the next two weeks, we will be playing with the fun colors shown below:
I was not only inspired with the beautiful "traditional" fall colors but the fall themed photos as well featured in the color graphic. With that being said, I inked up a few PTI images from both PTI Friendship Jar Fall Fillers and Friendship Jar. Note the Balsa wood label behind the jar of fall goodness? Well months ago, my sweet friend and CR84FN DT mate, Sue Lelli made a card (click HERE) featuring a Balsa wood die cut label, LOVED the look so I thought I would give it a try! I rubbed a bit of Ranger Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap on the label revealing the woodgrain.
This was my first time inking up the pumpkin and leaf image. A bit unsure how to color it, I referred to a fab tutorial that Debbie Olson shared on her blog (click Here).
Not having the same Copic markers shown in the tutorial, I improvised and substituted quite a few using what I have on hand shown in the photo below:
For sketch inspiration, I played along with Tuesday Morning Sketches:
Thanks so much for visiting today! Please hop on over to CR84FN for COMPLETE details on how to join in the fun and for some awesome inspiration, please visit all the designers blogs listed below. Be Sweet!
Photo Credits:
Bouquet, Wreath, Pops

My sweet honey surprised me with this beautiful bouquet of flowers this week :) He photographed them for me in natural light ~
 Love the vibrant orange~
He think he enjoyed photographing them as much as I did looking at them :)
Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Friendship Jar Fall Fillers
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders Grand Labels Four, PTI Friendship Jar & Lid, Sizzix tag, Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Copic Markers, Ranger, Memento
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61 Sweet Comments So Far:

Heather Jensen said...

So very sweet! I do love these sets too. You did an amazing job coloring up the goodies inside. It was hard for me to color this image too. Your flowers are stunning. I grew some of those pretty Lillies in Iowa. I think the spiky greenery sets them off perfectly. :)
Hugs~

Diane Jaquay said...

Mona, your card is STUNNING! This color combo might just inspire me to play along, I do love autumn!!

Julie Ranae said...

Such a beautiful card and not only those colors are inspiring but so is that lovely gift from Scott....simply gorgeous!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Absolutely lovely card, Mona! Love the colors for this week! Also, the balsa wood label gives it a very homey feel! Those flowers are amazing too! Scott made a great choice and his photography is amazing! Neutral density filter?

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Mona! Love the wooden label, and the beautiful image, it really pops! And what a gorgeous bunch of lilies, such a gorgeous shade!

Debgem said...

Mona - love this card. The jar of Autumn goodies is really lovely and it's coloured beautifully. Love that balsa wood die cut. And what a fabulous bouquet of lilies from Scott! Stunning!

Crystal said...

Love your pretty card! Love how you colored the stamp so nicely; great details! The balsa wood label is fantastic; what a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your flowers are magnificent!!!

Monia said...

Beautiful card, absolutly perfect colouring :)

Victoria M said...

Love your autumn colour theme! Beautiful card, Mona! And those flowers Scott gave you are divine!

Fiona said...

Incredible card, Mona! I really love this week's colours so much! You coloured that PTI stamp so beautifully. Tell Scott that he did a great job picking such gorgeous flowers for you! Love his photos too!

Ros said...

Oh my this card is just wonderful!! totally amazing ... and your lilies are stunning too ... I love these
Have a wonderful day!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful fall arrangement in your lovely glass jar both your card and your flowers from your DH! :) Love the balsa in the background, the perfect texture to add. Beautiful design and gorgeous card!

Kara said...

great coloring...really pretty!

Marie said...

Gosh, Mona, what delicious eye candy in that adorable jar. Love the added trim under the lid and the balsa wood is a perfect background. Love how you tied it all together with the brown ribbon (great bow!) and brown brads. I guess. I should dust off the 'Singer'....hope that doesn't obligate me to mend some clothes. Great flowers from DH.

~amy~ said...

I so love the new color combo...love orange and brown....GREAT card...soooo pretty and your flowers are gorgeous...such a sweetheart you have:)

Lisa Kind said...

I love your card and the colors are my favs! I love fall! So I think I need to participate this week! ;-) And your flowers are lovely! My hubby used to pick them for me on our rides through the country. When we got married, I had them in the floral arrangements at the church and at the reception hall. We also have them growing in my flower garden and I've started surrounding our cabin with them! They are a very special flower for me (and I LOVE the color orange!).

Cindy Haffner said...

What a GREAT Sketch Mona, I love what you did with it, FABULOUS layers!!~

Marie said...

Oh my...I'm running out of words to describe your fabulous card. What a marvelous interpretation of the sketch. Your cards are always supercalifragelisticexpealidocious. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, the balsawood added the most FAB texture to your Fall card! LOVE how you inked it to bring out the wood grain! (THX for the shout out!) LOVE your WONDERFUL coloring and the papers you put together! The pom poms are just icing on the cake! Just a GORGEOUS card! And I must add, every time I use my sewing machine I think of you! It finishes off a card so nicely and I never would have tried it without YOUR inspiration! PS LOVELY flowers and pics from Scott!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mona! Love the jar full of autumn goodness and the balsa background really makes it pop! What a lovely bouquet of flowers.. so vibrant and such a sweet, thoughtful surprise!

Carol Reisner said...

Incredible post Mona!! I love these gorgeous fall colors and your card is just plain awesome! What a wonderful job coloring that PTI stamp; the pumpkins are so vibrant! I love how you used the balsa wood too; that strong wood grain adds such and earthy feel to the card! Wow, just amazing!
Also, your honey is definitely a keeper; he chose the most beautiful flower arrangement and photographed it incredibly! TFS!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous, card!!! Really love'n these colors!!! TFS!

Yesnir said...

Love the balsa wood on your card, Mona! What a great idea! I will have to check out Sue's earlier card to see the object of your inspiration! Love these colors too! Have a great Sunday!

Carlie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Mona! I love this PTI stamp set and love how you colored it! These are perfect colors for Fall! And that balsa wood frame is so incredible! I love how you brought out the wood grain in it! Perfection!!!!!!!

Theresa said...

Mona, I totally love your card!! That jar is fabulous. Everything about the card is fabulous. I totally appreciate your using my sister's sketch...it means the world to me. You are awesome!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbi said...

Beautiful sample, Mona! Always inspiring! Love that balsa wood label; it adds so much to the design!!! TFS!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Mona, another gorgeous and inspiring card! Love your color choices and the pretty stamps! Your flowers are gorgeous too!

Helen Watanabi said...

Stunning fall design, Mona! I want to give that balsa wood a try. Love your results!!!!

Donna H said...

Wow, what a gorgeous design! Love your colors!!!!

Melissa Craig said...

Mona your card is fabulous! The colors are absolutely perfect. Congratulations on making the cover of CARDS, too! Wow!!!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Linda R. said...

Such an cute card.. Your coloring looks great!! I just love fall colors..

Hugs, Linda

Kim R. said...

Fabulous design, Mona! Love these colors! Have a great week!!!

HawaiiRenee said...

Mona, these are terrific colors!!!! I love how you colored these pretty PTI stamps!! Absolutely gorgeous as always!!! TFS!
Aloha,
Renee

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful Autumn card, I love the balsa wood frame,just perfect for this card.xxxxx

Trudy said...

Wow, Mona, love the balsa wood frame! The wood grain is so perfect with the Fall theme! I love the colour palate for this challenge and your sample is absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Fall inspired card! Love the added balsa wood and pom pom trim!

Charlene said...

What a gorgeous fall card!! :-)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful fall colors. Love that pom pom trim!

Jeanne J said...

Mona, Love the color challenge. Your card is so pretty! I love the little bit of lace around the lid of the mason jar, the wood background and of course those fall colors. Beautiful!
PS the flowers are gorgeous - what a sweetie! My first thought when I saw them was Hawaii. What a great way to keep those memories close to mind.

GabrielleH said...

Awesome, card, Mona! Love these beautiful fall colors! Great job coloring the PTI stamp and I love how you used the balsa wood too! Thanks for this amazing sample!

Tammy L said...

Beautiful colors, Mona! Love your gorgeous card with the pretty mason's jar and goodies inside! You colored them so nicely! Love the balsa wood background frame too! Such beautiful flowers that your sweetie gave you and those photos are amazing!!!

Pammy said...

So beautiful Mona!!!! Love your color choices and the pretty PTI stamps!!! Also your DH picked a beautiful arrangement for you!!! TFS!

Andrea M said...

Oh Mona - I love this set and I LOVE the way you've used it!!! The coloring is FANTASTIC and I love those sweet little pom poms! And how sweet is that hubby of yours?! The lilies are STUNNING! WOW!

Pamela_U said...

Love the amazing balsa wood label and how you brought out the beautiful grain in it! I have to give this a try! I've never cut anything except paper with my SB dies though... Incredible color mix for the challenge! Your card is stunning!

Sue Hester said...

Gorgeous card!!! Great colors, Mona!!!!!

Sheri L said...

Mona, your card is so beautiful! Love the balsa wood and love the pretty fall colors! Great job inspiring!!!

sandi said...

Wow! Love this! Yup, celebrating Fall and these colors are just perfect!

ShellyM said...

Great colors for this challenge, Mona! Love your beautiful coloring of these stamps! This PTI set is so neat! And I love your balsa frame so much! How creative!
Your DH did a great job with these gorgeous flowers too! TFS!

Millicent Forester said...

Mona, what a gorgeous take on the sketch with the amazing colours and beautiful stamps! This is so incredibly creative! I just love looking at anything your create! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Aislin said...

Splendid card, Mona! Love the balsa wood frame and the pom pom trim! Perfection in colour for Fall! Thanks very much!

Mary Reidel said...

Gorgeous, card, Mona! I really love these beautiful fall colors! I love how you used the balsa wood too! Your are always so inspiring!!! Thanks Mona!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love your jar full of fall goodness! The pompoms are so cute! Always love the details you put on your cards!
Mackie

Davi said...

Love that card Mona!! The balsa wood is so perfect for the fall look and the dps with it! The jar filled with the cool fall images is the best. Beautiful bouquet from your honey :)

Penny said...

Mona, this is so stunning! I really love your choice of colors this week and I love how you used them on that sweet PTI stamp! I love that whole collection! PTI must be so happy when they see you use their stuff! You always make me want to spend money, LOL!!!! TFS!

Silke Ledlow said...

Mona, your fall card is just gorgeous! Love this PTI Set :) !!! I can't believe I missed the color combo this weekend...life has been insanely crazy :) !!! Tell your hubby he did an awesome job with the bouquet...he is a keeper...LOL..!!! Hugs ~S~

Karen said...

Both the card and the flowers are gorgeous!

Shannon White said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Mona! Love your Wonderful Fall card! What a terrific set from PTI too! The balsa wood label and pom pom trim are so Perfect! Just a lovely creation!8-)

Hugs
Shannon

igła i nitka said...

Looking at the comments above I know that I will not be able to write anything original:) You had a great idea for this card. I love the vivid colours and the wood-looking laber under the jar. It is fantastic!

Cyndie said...

Oh my gosh Mona, this is SO CUTE! Love the die cut balsa label and the lace peeking out from the jar lid. And your coloring is awesome!

Lisa said...

Stopped by to check out your card again and realized I hadn't told you how pretty it was...silly me! If only we could capture the warmth of fall in a jar and carry it with us through the cold winter!

Vee said...

Such a fab card I love the mason jar full of good stuff just right for this challenge and love the colouring too I am hopeless at it so am gona pop along to see the turorial you mentioned. Hugs Vee X


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