Saturday, September 12, 2020

Autumn Greetings

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a card for the September Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  I received this image for free (Signs of Autumn from Jan's Digi Stamps) because I participated in last month's challenge - thank you!.

I printed the image on mustard cardstock and coloured it with pencils. I fussy-cut the image and added Glossy Accents to the jar. I used a bunch of my scraps for this card - Yay! The background paper is an old book page, which I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I tore some scraps of patterned paper to create a spot for the jar to sit. I added a fussy-cut squirrel and a leaf stem die-cut, both left over from other projects.  The two fallen leaves are from the same image, printed on orange cardstock. The sentiment was also part of this freebie and it was printed on mustard cardstock and fussy-cut. I added a self-made Hello sentiment near the squirrel.  To finish the card, I added a two-layered butterfly punched from my scraps and adhered a black gem in the center.

Digital image and sentiment:  Jan's Digi Stamps - Signs of Autumn
Digital clipart:  Squirrel (Gecko Galz Fall Into Nature Collage Sheet)
Die: Memory Box Flutter Vine
Patterned paper scraps: Torn scraps (Refined Autumn Garden)
Digital paper:  Torn scrap (Gecko Galz Flower Power Paper Pack FP09)
Other: Punches (Recollections Butterflies), Hello greeting created in Word, black gem

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
Allsorts 589 11th Birthday Celebration I love... my favourite season--autumn, autumn colours, autumn leaves, fussy-cutting, using scraps, torn edges, cute animals 1/3
Crafty Galz Corner 211 Fall Colours 1/3
Gecko Galz Autumn Calling UE
Gem of a Challenge 19 AG 1/3
Jan's Digi Stamps September AG 1/3
Pixie's Snippet Playground 386 Use snippets/scraps (described above)
Polkadoodles 37 Anything Goes 1/3 
The Outlawz September Progressive Freebie Challenge
The Paper Funday 21 AG Optional Twist Fall/Autumn 1/4
Word Art Wednesday 456-457 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Donna said...

This is just stunning, like your coloring and how you have combined so many lovely elements on your card! I am ready for the fall weather! Take care dear friend.

Liz said...

Great autumn card, Kitty. I love how you've the old book page for the background. xx

Chandhini said...

Love how you used the old book page, wonderful use of scraps too.

Bunny said...

A lovely card, Kitty. I do love the fall. [Bunny]

Jacq said...

Gorgeous card Kitty! I would never have thought to print the image on mustard coloured card, it works really well! Its always great to use up scraps and you've done a fabulous job with these. I'm so looking forward to seeing what next month's image brings!
DT for The Outlawz

aussie aNNie said...

Hi stranger, lovely autumnal card..xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digis. Hope to see you again next time.

brenda said...

Now this really does tick so many boxes or me Kitty, I adore Autumnal cards and so pleased you shared another with us at Allsorts 11th Birthday celebrations.

B x

Jane said...

Gorgeous autumn bouquet! Love it. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Wendy L said...

This is so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts.
I have a new You Tube channel to. Search Wendy Townsend Spanish Crafter. Love to have you join me. X

Crealientje said...

Beautiful card! I love the Autumn colours.
The squirrel is very cute.
Hugs from Holland, Crealientje.

Jan Mahew said...

Imaginative use of scrap papers and vibrant display of fall colors. Thank you for showcasing my "Signs of Autumn" image on your beautifully composed creation and sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. We always enjoy seeing how others use my images. Join us each month for a New challenge where anything goes. HAPPY CRAFTING!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, a lovely image and fabulous Autumn colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Margreet said...

Beautiful autumnal card, Kitty. Love all those leaves and the bookpage background is great.
xxx Margreet

Kathleen said...

A really lovely Autumnal creation, a super image in great colours and love the cute little mouse. Thank you for joining our 'I love...' challenge at Allsorts and thank you for becoming a follower.

Kath x

Linby said...

A lovely showcase of your love for Autumn. Thanks for joining in with my "I Love" challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Melanie Hungerford said...

Such a great combination of all things fall! Thank you for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

Di said...

What a wonderful Autumn card this is Kitty! Great design and such lovely colours too.


Di xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Wonderful fall card Kitty. The torn pieces of paper and your leaves are just amazing. Take care.

Fikreta said...

So wonderful card !

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh wow!!! This card is one of my favourite from you! LOVE the vintage feel with the old book paper!! And such sweet scene! The squirrel looks so cute! The glossy jar looks stunning with all the leaves inside, great colouring!! Also the sentiment on the tiny label is a delight!
Big hugs dear friend! Hope that all is going well!

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

How did I miss this one? It is super adorable! Love the squirrel and the gorgeous Fall colors! Beautiful card Kitty! :)
Hope you are doing well! (((HUGS!)))

terrie said...

Well done Kitty on you Fall season card...also great job using a book page for your background (great thinking).....TFS and good luck in your challenges.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really gorgeous Kitty. Sorry I haven't been about, I have been away for seven days. I am home eight then away again five. Hope you are all well.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- how beautifully done! I love the image printed on mustard cardstock and then colored over that- and the look of the glossy accents on the jar is fabulous! Love your book text as a background. Delightfully done! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Jan's Digital images!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Look at you going all collagy Super fall card.

Suzanne H said...

What a great fall card. And the little squirrel is a great addtion.