Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall Favorites - CTMH Sept. SOTM

Welcome to the Close to my Heart September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month we have 61 consultants showing off their gorgeous art work. 
The stamp set is called Fall Favorites. This is such a beautiful set and just perfect for coloring with our new Alcohol Markers.

If you've come her from Beth's Blog, then you are on the right track. However, if you just happened onto my blog, you can start the blog hop right here and when you get back here, you know you've seen them all.

My card today is an Easel card. I think I have a slight addition to them. They are just so beautiful to have sitting around on display.
The inspiration for my card started with the Critter Sketch Challenge
I made my own background papers by stamping two of the stamps with Autumn Terracotta ink on the Autumn Terracotta cardstock. 

I used Honey, Autumn Terracotta, and Olive, Smokey Plum & Sky Alcohol Markers to color in my image.  

I cut a length of the Burlap Ribbon to fit the card then cut it in half and fringed the cut end. I used the strands that I pulled out to tie through three buttons from the Antique Gold mini medley Accents Collection.

The hand stitching was done using matching Embroidery Floss.
The Happy Birthday is from an old retired stamp set but I love the font on it.

Now hop on over to Georgia's Blog and see what great eye candy she has for you.

Other challenge blogs with this card:
Cute Card Thursday - Stitching
Delightful Challenge - Fall
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Dies or punches
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Something starting with a "P"
Sentimental Sunday - Stitching


Casandra Bennett said...

Such a stunning card! You never fail to hit it out of the park. :)

Krista Hershberger ---- Krista's Crafty with CTMH said...

I totally agree with Casandra...beautiful, BEAUTIFUL artwork Nancy! Your detail is stunning! :)

Wendy Coffman said...

That stitching is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Selina said...

Love this card.. beautiful job

Selina said...

Love this card.. beautiful work

TRACEY MO said...

Love it brilliant scarecrow,gorjuss olourways

Thanks for joining us at critter sketch chall

Tracey dt

Gina Brandstetter said...

WOW! Beautiful artwork on your card!

Judy said...

Incredible as always!

Amy Pitts said...

Love you vibrant colors on this beautiful card!

heidy said...

Wow Nancy such a pretty fall card !!
Thanks for joining CCT this week!
XXX Heidy

Emma H said...

Fabulous card, can't wait to get my hands on that stamp set! Love the burlap and stitching too! Thanks for playing along at Pile It On this week!

Candace said...

LOVE this!! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! :)

Kathy said...

Beautifully done! Love your coloring and the hand stitching is just gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Judith said...

I just love everything about your card - the image colours and layout are just perfect - thank you for playing along at delightful challenges this week hugs Judith x

Michelle Jones said...

Wow, gorgeous hand stitching. What an inspiration!

Annette Green said...

Another gorgeous creation Nancy. Love your card. I'm a big fan of the burlap and just love the easel cards for added space to create and stamp. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathleen said...


Your hand stitching ALWAYS leaves me in awe!! I'm just wowed away by this inspirational creation!! This is one of my favorite places to come for eye candy!!