Monday, September 2, 2013

Cocoa Pumpkin


We're not even anywhere close to the season of Fall around here - yesterday was 102 and no relief in site for the rest of the week!  If I can't have Fall though I can always make a card using a Fall type image. 

I used a little Cocoa image with the sentiment being from Close to My Heart.  I framed this little guy in a Polaroid type frame, added the ribbon and those little amber colored whatever-they're- called, and it's a done deal!  That "stuff" behind the image is Frantage (once again).  This was one of those cards that really didn't come out looking like it was suppose to.  In my mind it was border line sensational though!  LOL!  After making it I thought maybe I'd add more of the Frantage to the rest of the frame - but it was already tacked down on the card and wouldn't come off.  You just gotta heat set that stuff from underneath or it blows all over creation.  Anyway..........

I'll enter this in the challenge at Marks Finest Papers (Frame It).

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

33 comments:

Di said...

Fabulous card Lynn - such a sweet image and the ribbon is sensational! Ha, ha - I have a pot of frantage on my desk, it's been sitting there for months waiting to be used - but it scares me :)

Over here we call the little orange do-dahs you used 'dewdrops'. I keep forgetting I have tons of them and they really have added a lovely finishing touch to your card.

Hugs, Di xx

Alyce said...

oh i love this lynn! the frantage is amazing... isn't it fun? hehe!!! i love the little polaroid frame too :)

Bonnie said...

Cocoa is so cute peeking from around the pumpkin! This puts me in the mood for Fall even if the weather doesn't!

Donna Hanley said...

Oh I love Cocoa and hat a nice job you did framing him. I really like the colors of the what-evers an I think your Frantage came out nicely. Gorgeous ribbon. All together it's a winner in my book. Enjoy your hot day. Raining but very humid here.

Lynn McAuley said...

Great design, Lynn!! What a fun frame you have created for Cocoa!! I'm closing my eyes and feeling every breeze as a sign that autumn is on its way!!

Tammy said...

Fabulous card! Love the cute image and the frantage looks great! You used one of my most favorite ribbons!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the sweet image,and the lovely ribbon.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

Love your fab card,great image.xxx

Jenée said...

Cute, cute, cute! I do so like the colors of autumn. Great card!

Lesley said...

such a lovely card - it must be very exiting taking Jim to Walmart bet the workers their love his trail of destruction - best wishes Lesley x

Carol L said...

awwww.... there's my little buddy Cocoa Mouse! I just love that little guy sitting behind the big pumpkin! Happy Fall Y'All!.......ok, it's not fall yet I know, but happy pumpkins to ya!! Cute!

Linda Simpson said...

What a cute image and love the little mouse. Beautiful card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Diane said...

Beautiful design Lynn, love the colors and bling.

Regards diane

Tammy said...

Adorable CAS card, I love that sweet image and gorgeous bow!
Hugs, Tammy

Margaret said...

What an adorable image. Great coloring. Makes me smile.

Ellen said...

No matter what you say....your card is still sensational!!! Little Cocoa is just as cute as can be peeking from behind the pumpkin~Love the Frantage. I tried it in January at CHA and put it on my list to buy and never did...now I am going to have to get some! Love your fall card Lynn!

MaryH said...

Such a delightful image, and I love how you've colored it. Very festive & fallish. (We did get a little cooler). Loving your frontage. Finally bought a jar of "ice" at H/Lobby, didn't see the color you are using. I'm not seeing it locally except at H/L, and not much selection. Great job on this one. Totally perfect as it is, without adding _one_ more thang! TFS & Hugs

MaxineD said...

This is fabulous Lynn - love the frantage around Cocoa and the pumpkin, and a great idea to frame it!
Blessings
Maxine

Jules said...

What a stunning Autumn card Lynn!!

You have captured the colours of the season beautifully.

Gorgeous ribbon and great layout.

Love Jules xx

Jessi Fogan said...

You aren't kidding about that stuff blowing around EVERYWHERE. Pretty sure I've found it in my underthings, lol!
I love that ribbon & that sweet image, and I am gutted that you're still in the midst of that kind of heat! We've moved on to early fall weather here & if I could share it I would.

lauren bergold said...

i ♥LOVE♥ that the card is white... the base of the adorable image is white... and the polaroid frame is white... though it confuses me that when *I* try to do something like that it just looks UGH whereas you can make it look spectacular!!!!!! :) :) :)

Davi said...

Ah this little guy is tooo cute and love the coloring! The plaid bow is perfect with the image, fab job ;) Not fall around here either, hot and mucky!

NanaConnie said...

Fab coloring, Lynn, and I LOVE that ribbon! Where ever do you find such gorgeous plaid ribbon? How long did you 'fiddle' with the bow to get it that perfectly aligned? :-D Well done!

MiamiKel said...

OH there's that fun technique again! What a cool card, Lynn!!

Deepti said...

This is beauty :) love the fall colors and the ribbon is a perfect touch to the overall look :)

Mary Marsh said...

such a sweet cocoa image Lynn-love the frame and ribbon

Laura said...

Lynn This is SUPER DUPER CUTE!!! I love it! and I miss visiting your blog. Sorry Have been so busy with babysitting and planning a baby shower. Hope to be back very soon!! TFS

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute, Lynn...Cocoa is adorable and I love the Polaroid frame...gotta get one of those!!!! Maybe by Christmas it will be down in the 80's...LOL!!!!

Darlene said...

Cocoa is as adorable as ever & you've colored the image to perfection! Love the photo frame and the bright ribbon! I've read about this Frantage & watched some YouTube videos on it...have to give it a go sometime! Thanks for the inspiration.

Marilyn said...

Brilliant design Lynn! Love how it is framed and that ribbon is gorgeous! Isn't Frantage addictive and doesn't it add some 'wow' to a card? Love, love, love that stuff! I found a new embossing powder that works similar and I like it as well as the Frantage. It's the Stampendous Golden Sand Embossing Powder and it works the same but is a little finer.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy cow, Lynn, I'm so glad I backed up and saw this excellent and adorable card!! I'm calling this the winner right now! I don't know what fabulousness you had in your mind, but I don't see how it could have been any more fabulous than this!

And the ribbon is from where, please? Please don't say it is VOS and not made anymore as I love it with all my heart!!

Shannon White said...

Awww! I Love your Sweet Autumn Cocoa Lynn! And I love how your card tuned out! Some of my best work is all because of happy un-expected outcomes! lol
;-) My Dad used to always say, Hey you are the Artist, & no one else knows it didn't turn out the way you had expected, lol... So true! 8-) I am making Fall cards right now too, in the midst of a heat wave, we are to be up to 106+ by Friday... So I will dream of and create Fall on my crafting table in the meantime... ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- and love the frantage! The frame is perfect the way it is my dear...and I LOVE the ribbon : )