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Thursday, September 17, 2009

SNSS - Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the Second Day of the Sweet 'n Sassy Fall Blog Hop. If you missed yesterday, you missed out on some fantastic artwork and you may want to go back and start form the beginning. The list of all of the Design Team members is in the column to the right. Be sure to check them all out and come back again tomorrow to see even more fantastic Fall artwork with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

The stamp set I chose to use today is called Happy Harvest. This is such a fantastic stamp set for fall. 
Please check out the card in the post below this one. I used the same stamp set and the same sketch from the Sweet Stop sketch Challenge. I just flipped the sketch for this card and used different stamps in the set.
The  DP used here is retired paper from Close to my Heart. The lower panel was dry embossed with a cuttlebug folder and then lightly sponged over with inks.

The "Pumpkins for sale" sign was made using the fence,  I stamped the post and cut it out. Then I stamped the rails several times in a row, using second generation technique. Then I cut it out between the posts to make the sign.

All images were colored using Copic Markers.
All stitching was done by hand with embroidery floss. I switched around the stitching patterns that I usually used and mixed two different ones together because I thought it had a "straw" look to it. Yeah, I know, that's really stretching the imagination. But it reminded me of that in the post before this where I used the scarecrow.

A simple piece of raffia was tied around and three orange half pearls balanced it out.

Ok, from here, hop on over to Sandy's Blog and see what gorgeous artwork she has in store for you.


Sandy said...

Oh my goodness Nancy!!!! This is way too cute!!!! I love the cuttlebugged background and that you put coloring on the pumpkins and vines. Then the stitching is gorgeous as always. BUT the scene you put together is awesome...the way you made the sign from the fence!!! Whoo Hoo!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is soooo cute, great idea...I luv it...hae a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh love the sewing - the raffia and your take on the sketch!!! Beautiful fall card!!!

Courtney said...

This is fantastic! I love how you sponged the different colors onto the cuttlebugged part. So pretty!

Teri said...

What a beautiful mix of fall colors. Absolutely perfect!

InkHearts said...

Wow Nancy! What a great idea to sponge on the embossed paper in different colors! You are too creative! Just lovely cards, as usual!

MiamiKel said...

Love your card! It's positively wonderful for the Fall Season - gorgeous!

Cherie said...

Nancy, Your card is gorgeous! Love how you did the sign & the dp is just perfect for this! Love the way you sponged the CB section! The hand stitching you did is just perfect for this card as well as the embellishments! TFS!

Leah said...

So pretty, your coloring is beautiful and I just love your stitching:)

Stampin_melissa said...

What a truly beautiful card, love the colors so rich!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful colors on your card!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness Nancy, you've outdone yourself! Gosh, I love the embossed piece... well done! And what do you mean by "second generation technique"? I wanna try that!


Ceal said...

oh Nancy this is just too cute! I love your coloring and how you made the sign have a shadow. Great card and as always I just love your stitching!

Lorie said...

WOW, Nancy!! All the detail is amazing, and your idea and follow through on the sign is so clever and cute!! Beautiful!