Friday, October 7, 2011

Falling for Fall

We only got up into the lower 90's this week (Ugh) - so fall is in the air!   At least we feel like it may be here soon anyway.  It does get a little cooler at night  so that's a good sign.

Hope no one is disappointed that I didn't do another Funny Friday today.  I just really wasn't in the mood - but hopefully will be next Friday!



I used this scarecrow stamp by Hero Arts and  think it's just perfect for Fall.  He's colored with Copics.  The patterned paper I used is from Paper Studio and then added the Chocolate Chip and Old Olive from SU.  I used some brown embroidery floss and orange and white Baker's twine to wrap around the base and then added the button.  The left corner........I did some cross stitching with the brown floss but wish I had done them further apart so you could tell what they were.  But, done is done.......so that's it.

I'll enter this in the following challenges:  The Stamping Boutique Challenge (Changes of the Season), the challenge at ICopic (All About Fall), Paper Play Challenges (Autumnal Colors), Dolce Stamps and Cards (Autumn), and Stamping with the Dragon (Fall).

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

38 comments:

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great image!! FANTASTIC COLORING!!! I love the cross stitching! And that plaid background paper is awesome!!!

Wow - low 90's?? Holy HOT!!!!! No wonder you didn't want a Friday Funny!!!! You're going to need a Monday Meltdown!!
:)

Maria

Monica said...

I LOVE this card, Lynn, what a sweet scarecrow he is and so hip as well. I love his shirt and jeans and his shoes match so well. And what GREAT colouring you do. That old olive looks so nice. My fave shade of green. And the cross stitching is lovely. Perfect card with everything perfect.

xxx Monica

Tammy said...

Sweet card and beautifully colored. You are too critical of your work, the cross stitching looks great!

Dixie said...

Great card Lynn! I love the cross stitching, it's such a unique touch. Your colouring is wonderful, such a great scene too!

Joan Ervin said...

Only another Texan would understand that *down in the 90's* means cooler weather...LOL!!!! I'm lovin the cooler mornings!!! Your card is adorable and perfect for fall...the coloring is beautiful and I love the hand stitching in the corner!!!

MiamiKel said...

LOL, I agree with Joan that in Florida, we say "winter" when it's 70 - rofl!! This is just sweet - he is one cutie pie scarecrow! Love this design, too! Hugs!

Linda said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love fall as nature gives us some wonderful colours. Your image is fab and I love the way you have incorporated cross stitch into your card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Lynn, i like the scarecrow image the stitching and the papers, this would fit perfectly in the stampin with the dragon challenge this week.
Kevin xx

Ellen said...

Awesome fall card! Love that scarecrow and layout! your card fits perfectly for the [url=dolcestampsandcards.blogspot.com/2011/09/youll-want-to-fall-into-this-challenge.html[color=orange]Dolce Stamps and Cards Fall Challenge[/color][/url]. We would be honored if you joined us!

NanaConnie said...

Love the cross-stitching, Lynn. Such a nice touch to the card. Great fall colors and I really like that stamp. You are so good at coloring!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn,I love this card and your embellishments are adorable. The twine, button, cross stictching etc. Great coloring job. Enjoy your weekend. It is suppose to hit 80 hereinMa. Sunday.
What messed up weather everywhere.

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card hun & great image which you have coloured beautifully :D
have a great weekend
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Melissa said...

What an adorable scarecrow! A perfect card for the changing of the season! Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique!!! :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is such a cute card, love your coloring of that darling little image. Love the paper and the paper piercing with the twine, ok, just love it all. Have a great weekend.

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Great Fall card love the scarecrow. Thanks for joining us at Dolce Stamps and Cards Fall Challenge but make sure you follow all the rules so you will be eligible for the $10.00 GC Prize. Love it.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the offset panels, and the fun scare in your main panel, great job, thanks for playing along with Dolce Stamps and Cards!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful fall card, Lynn Love your coloring and your stitching. Glad you joined us at Stamping with the Dragon this week for the Fall Colors challenge.

Shannon White said...

Love this Lynn! Your Scarecrow is just Adorable! Love how you colored him up! So Festively Fall! And the stitching int he upper corner is just the Perfect home spun touch! Love it! 8-)

Have a Fabulous Weekend Lady!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Carol L said...

You've got yourself a real cute fall card here! I love how you colored the image, and that corner accent of cross stitching looks great! NJ!

Ellen said...

So glad you joined us with your awesome card!

Margaret said...

Amazing card! Love the plaid paper, button w/ the floss & twine and that image is awesome! Those pumpkins look life like! BTW-Are we going to have to do an intervention on the critical thing?! Your cross stitching is great! The close stitches tie in well with the scarecrow theme!

maryr917 said...

this is a great fall card lynn-love the cute scarecrow image-and your copic coloring is fab

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
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Babette said...

You do the best job on coloring. I love the fall season and its beautiful in Utah. However, our temperatures in the 40's the last couple of days says winter not fall. :) 90 temperatures for fall? That says summer to me...

Carrie said...

lol lynn low 90's = fall. adorable card

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Lynn lovely
I'm glad you are joining our challenge this time
hugs
Miranda TSB DT

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Great change of the season card, great to see you playing at TSB, good luck.

Hugs Ali x TSB DT

Faye said...

Oh Lynn, this made me smile. I love the bright colours and that image. Fab stuff. xxx

Karen Howard said...

Your scarecrow is perfect for fall and your coloring is fabulous, Lynn!!!

jkreucher said...

What a beautiful fall card!
So glad you joined us in the Dolce Stamps and Cards fall colors Challenge!
Judy

Dana said...

So stinkin' cute!! You are just moving right along with your coloring g/f!! I love it and that stitching and your bakers twine are adorable!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at icopic =)
Hugs~
Dana

Marlene said...

I couldn't remember if I had commented on this adorable card or not - but I don't see my post, so maybe not! In any case - it is adorable and I love the colors you used!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Tammy said...

Adorable fall card Lynn and it's colored beautifully! I LOVE the X-stitching in the corner!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Fabulous fall card Lynn! Love the baker's twine. Great job.

Anne Marie said...

Oh, Lynn!! This is THE perfect fall card! I really like how you shaded that scarecrow image. So much detail. Wow!! Don't you just love "Fall" in Texas? Hopefuly you got that rain last nigt. We got 5 inches here...more rain in ONE night then we have had all year! Sigh!

E.T. said...

adorable scarecrow image Lynn! Beautifully coloured. LOVE that twine and button treatment. Super matching papers.

Shirley said...

So Fall fun and lovely too! Your colors are awesome and the art work is wonderful!!