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Monday, September 8, 2014

Autumn Colors

Autumn doesn't really exist in Phoenix, Arizona. We don't have trees that the leaves turn gold and orange since it's the desert. But I grew up in Connecticut and always picked up the turning maple and oak trees and waxed them trying to preserve their colors a little bit longer. I was making an autumn tag and then realized I can't make a card without an image. So, I dug out this Gurlee Girl image and colored her up with my Copics.


This card really is girly girly! I put some dark aqua lace on top of this beautiful paper and then put light orange and also dark orange die by Magnolia and then some light orange ribbon on top of that. My ribbon in the middle of the bow is from my stash and just regular grosgrain. I used a rectangle die from Quik Cutz around my image. My tag is edged with a Martha Stewart punch and oak leaf diecuts by Spellbinders. The little tag with 'autumn' stamped on it is a punch by Marvy. I added some twine, a pinecone, some Styrofoam painted filler, a piece of seam binding and pearls to my distressed tag. The crystal looking rhinestones in the corner are from Queen & Co. I added a dash of glitter on her clothing because I just love glitter!



This is about the closest I'll come to seeing leaves turn this autumn and I think I'll just put this on my shelf for a bit and enjoy the autumn colors.

                                                                                  Hugs,
                                                                                  Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers, Brown Sugar, Delicious Doodles, Left of Center, Catch the Bug, Glitter n Sparkle, Robyn's Fetish, Come and Get It, Reasonable Ribbon, Treasured Times, One Stitch at a Time, Hiding in My Craft Room, Polkadoodle, Crafts Galore Encore, Craftliners, Mema's Crafts, Craft-Dee Bowz, Crafting by Designs, Seemacrafts, A Creative Need, Crafty Calendar, Bearly Mine

48 comments:

  1. So very cute! Love the autumn colors. Hope you weren't affected by all that flooding. My daughter wasn't able to go to work...she has to take I-10. They ended up closing her school district anyways.

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  2. Great colouring and who doesn't love glitter!! I love the Autumn tones you have used too xx thank you for joining us this time over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Polkadoodles DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love your spectacular tag! Wow! Gorgeous card and your colouring is beautiful!

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  4. Oh, I came back because I wanted to tell you that I did a RAK - totally inspired by you! Yes, I know yours to me didn't work out, but it was the wonderful, kind and caring thought behind it that inspired me. My package is on its way, far far away, overseas, and it did cost me a small fortune to send it, but it's quite a good-size box filled with all sorts of goodies that I know the recipient will appreciate. I am so excited for her to receive it! Just wanted to thank you again, dear Gail, for your thoughtful inspiration! Sending you joyful wishes!

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  5. She is adorable! Nice layering Thanks for joining us in our September Color Challenge at Mema's Crafts. - Princess DT Member

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  6. Thank you so much Gail for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT with your fabulous creation, just love your colour palette on this card, it is to die for :) hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

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  7. What an awesome card!!!! Love the colors....... Thanks for participating in this months challenge on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda Design Team Member

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  8. Oh, this is so cute! I grew up in Phoenix but I am in Colorado now and my mom comes out to enjoy the leaves here. At least you dont have to cover up halloween costumes with coats out there. lol Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week. I hope you join us again. ~Lizzy DT

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  9. Love everything about this card from the color combo to your coloring technique and wonderful layering. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

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  10. How cute Gail! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge~

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  11. Cute card, love the image with the little girl holding the pumpkin. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts September challenge.

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  12. What a pretty little lady, love the paper too, very sweet
    Hugs Julie P

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  13. What a cute card thanks for joining us at seemacrafts becks dt

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  14. Thanks Gail for sharing your cute creation with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week. Such a lovely autum colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gloria
    DT member BSCB

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  15. Ah, the beauty in the colors of autumn - I think it's my favorite of seasons, other than the fact that I know what it leads us into! You know you're welcome anytime, Gail, to come and view Michigan's colors with me - hahaha. This card is your usual stupendous style - the more you look at it, the more you discover all the little added touches - adorable image, love the teal and orange, and all the great embellishments.

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  16. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Pea Stampers this time :)

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  17. Beautiful card Gail, gorgeous colouring and the colour combo is fabulous, I love it.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  18. So cute, Gail...
    Thank you very much for joining us this week at Crafting by Designs & good luck!
    Sanja, DT

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  19. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at BEARLY-MINE designs this month x carol

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  20. Fabulous card! I love the layout and your tag on there is fab too! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center this week, Mo dt coordinator xx

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  21. so sweet ,Thanks for joining in at Seemacrafts Challenge Pauline DT x

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  22. Gail, what a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “colours of Autumn”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

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  23. Beautiful colors on this card. I love the little bit of sparkle and the dies. Great job. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  24. The coloring on this beautiful card is amazing! It almost looks like a photograph. Beautiful ribbon treatment and stunning colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  25. Great card. Love the image and the embellishments.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

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  26. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our September Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again very soon!

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  27. Wow stunning. She is just too cute and your coloring is awesome. Love the folds on the dress and her coloring. Beautiful. Love all the details on your layout. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug for our ATG challenge.

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  28. Love this layout and the beautifully coloured image. A fabulous creation for an Autumn theme. Beautiful colours and layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

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  29. This is so pretty! I love the infusion of teal!

    Thanks for sharing at Hiding in my Craftroom!

    -Samantha
    HIMCR DT
    Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy

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  30. Gorgeous card, love it, thanks for joining us for the seemacraft design challenge :-)

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  31. Lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Glitter and Sparkle! We hope to see you next challenge and good luck!

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  32. Such a fun card. Love all the details! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon :

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  33. Lovely colours,cute image , thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

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  34. Oh this is so very sweet Gail! I love the wonderful colors and this super darling little girl with her Fall pumkin--which you've colored most beautifully I might add!! All your texture, ribbons and trims are just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us over at Really Reasonable Ribbon for the Fall challenge! :)

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  35. Gorgeous card,so pretty! Love the colours you've used. Thanks so much for joining our 'Tag You're It' challenge at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx

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  36. Stunning! Everything in this card is wonderful...image,coloring,colors,design! I love leaves!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Craft Galore Encore Challenge "Make a Card" and I hope to see again.
    Ileanaxx

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  37. Such beautiful colouring and I love the theme for this card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Polkadoodles this time.
    Jenny x

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  38. What a cutie! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this month x

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  39. Great image and colouring too!! Wonderful Fall card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  40. Hiya Gail! This is just gorgeous! Love that cute image....i forgot that i have this one too so must get her printed out and coloured up!! Your colouring is beautiful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge!!
    Hugs
    Lynne xx

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  41. Gorgeous!! I love the tag and all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us in the Treasured Times Challenge!

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  42. Beautiful tag
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles
    xx

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  43. Cute, cute card :-))
    Love the stamp and all the beautiful colors that you used for it.
    Thank you for sharing it with us on the Bearly Mine Challenge this month!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  44. The image is so cute and the colors work well. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope you'll continue to visit and play with us.

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  45. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this month well of “Autumn colours”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

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  46. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us on the Craftliners challenge.

    Hugs Wenda

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