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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This One Felt Like Work

I'm sure we've all had those days where you see it in your head but it is sooo much work to put it on paper?!? That was this card for me. I think I just over-thought it and it ended up feeling like work. I wanted to use my Designed2Delight free image and I wanted to include apples for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. I had this great pumpkin cart Silhouette image that I had been wanting to use so I downloaded a print and cut apple basket and decided to combine them with a little bale image I had to make my harvest scene. I printed the pumpkins on 2 different colored orange papers and cut them out. The Silhouette cut out the wagon pieces. I tried to print and cut the apple basket but it didn't work. To be fair that is the first time that feature didn't work but I had made the image smaller too. I used the Silhouette to cut out each apple and the apple leaves and arranged them in the basket. (That was some small gluing let me tell you). I tried to get the Silhouette to cut out my bale but because it was not a Silhouette image I couldn't get that to work either. (I won't tell you how long I played around with it until I gave up and cut it out myself). I used 3/4" strips of patterned paper to make my background. I used my Sew Easy to pierce the holes for my hand stitching. That didn't work either. That was also the first time I'd tried using it.
My lessons learned: I think I'll save the fine paper pieced scenes for my scrapbook pages and not for cards. And the Sew Easy is not.
I would like to share my card at:
Stamps R Us nature's gifts,
Delightful Challenges colors of fall,
Charisma Cardz in stitches,
My Sheri Crafts pumpkins,
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge you choose,
City Crafter Challenge harvest festival.

19 comments:

Courtney said...

This is absolutely stunning Barb!! I just LOVE the scene you put together. It's perfect for our "Apple" challenge this week at Penny's! Thanks for playing and Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Letillia said...

I understand about sometimes our projects not coming out EXACTLY how we thought them up in our head, But that's what makes them so GREAT! I love how your card turned out you did an Awesome Job! Thanks for playing w/ us over @ My Sheri Crafts, I am a new follower!

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Gemma said...

a lovely creation! thanks for joining in our Stitches challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Tammy said...

Fantastic fall card and I love the scene you've created!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)

Glenda said...

Your card turned out great-Love the little Fall scene! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts! Just became a follower--would love for you to visit my blog!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Faith S. said...

Wow! I think that your hard work paid off! You have created a wonderful scene, and a very special card!!

NancyD said...

I know, the ones that feel like work often turn out special as this one has. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous scene you have created Barb, worth all the toil! The ones that cause me to think are usually the ones I love best! Seen it on MIM. Carolxx

clare brown said...

what a great scene goodluck at charisma this week.

Michelle said...

It was well worth the effort!! AMAZING scene you have created here. Just love everything about it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Designed 2 Delight.

Ros said...

Absolutely perfect Harvest card ... thank you so much for playing along at CCCB

Michelle B. said...

All your efforts paid off! Brilliant card - Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Karen Letchworth said...

Great job! Thanks for joining us for Penny's Paper-Crafty "Apple" Challenge, and best of luck. Please come back and join us again.
Blessings,
Karen - Design Team Member
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun and creative, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Sheri said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Winnie said...

Great card love how you made the background love the pumpkins and apples, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday

Hugs Winnie @ Norwayscrapper

Linda R. said...

What a cute card.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

wendipooh13 said...

love how you added the apples!!!! thanks so much for playing along at the City Crafter challenge blog!!!!

cnelson said...

Such a cute and fun card! Thanks so much for sharing with CCCB!