Thursday, September 8, 2011

Autumn Birthday

Hambo Hoedown's progressive challenge this week is all about the hues of Autumn.  If you didn't play along last week in the challenge you can still get this cute little image (Flowers) at the Hambo store and then play this week.

I'm so ready for Autumn it's not even funny around here.  After so many HOT days in Texas this summer, I'm ready to see cooler temps - and quick!



I have a whole slew of family and friends that are having birthdays in the next couple of months.  So when I saw the pretty little flowers from Hambo I knew I'd have to make a birthday card.  I used Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive card stock from SU.  I used two of the three flowers images, colored them with Copics, cut them out, and popped them up on dimensionals.  I used the Square Lattice embossing folder from SU on the green.  That's a piece of chocolate brown ribbon at the bottom with hemp twine run across it and then tied in a bow.  (Why does brown ribbon always photograph in black for me!)  A little sponging was done, the sentiment stamped, and card completed.

Thanks for stopping by........
Lynn

24 comments:

Carrie said...

beautiful ... love the colors and I'm seriously going to have to break down and buy that SU folder

Tammy said...

Very, very pretty Lynn! You've colored it beautifully and gave it a perfect touch with twine.

Kathy and Lucky said...

ooohhhh pretty!!!!! Girl your coloring is spot on with the colors,shading and highlighting. This is a great card letting those sweet little flowers shine on through. This week is cooler, but next week the temps are back up to upper 90's :(

Gina said...

I am with you and so very ready for Fall! It's not quite as hot in TN as I hear TX has been , but I am ready nonetheless! Great card, I love your sunflowers and of course the fall color palette!

Monica said...

LOVE it very, very, very much. That embossing folder is one of the BEST ones. The stamped flowers look so happy and cheerful. Not to miss that it is a super colour combo as well.

xxx Monica

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhh so serene and peaceful - such a lovely card! I am with you on the cooler temps - the humidity here in FL has been something awful! LOVE your card today, Lynn! (well, everyday! Lol!)

Crafty Cre8tions said...

My brown always shows up as black for me too!
Love the sunflowers!! I'm sure you're happy Fall is on it's way! Your summer was brutal down there!!

Still love that background embossing!!!!

Maria

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I like the flowers and the fab green background.
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

This is such a simple, yet pretty card! I love how you colored those flowers and the ribbon looks good whether it's brown or black :)

NanaConnie said...

Love this CAS design, Lynn. The flowers are superb - great coloring. I have that same problem with brown often photographing as black. I've never been able to correct it, either. :-(

Margaret said...

So pretty! Love the fussy cutting for the flowers! This embossing folder is one of my favorites! I never know how my pictures are going to turn out either...

Hey Hey Paula said...

Very pretty card. Super coloring on the flowers & I like the ribbon with the twine. Thanks for playing in the Hoedown this week.

Paige said...

Beautiful birthday card! Love the Autumn colors. Great idea to cut out the flowers and pop them up!

Ree said...

Beautiful! I like "texture" in the center of the flowers.

Joan Ervin said...

I'm afraid we won't get much relief till winter, Lynn, but we can always hope!!! Your little daisy card is adorable....such sweet little flowers and I love the fall colors!!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a beautiful card, perfect for fall!

Babette said...

I love everything about Autumn and this card!

Shirley said...

Absolutely so pretty!! Love the colors and the image too1~

Lynn McAuley said...

Super cute sunflowers!! Love the textured centers!! Great job, Lynn!

Shannon White said...

Aww, this is soo Sweet Lynn! Love the pretty sunflowers and you colored them up just perfectly! I just know whomever you send it to is going to love it! 8-)

Happy Weekend to you!

Hugs
Shannon

Karen Howard said...

Love the sunflowers and your coloring is gorgeous!!!

xGemmax said...

Stunning hunni & loving the flowers :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Cibele Glazer said...

These sunflowers are gorgeous!

Jenn said...

LYNN!!! How are you? Love your fabulous card! Makes me thing of summer! Great job!

Thanks for playing at the Hoedown!

Jenn