Friday, August 31, 2012

September SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September’s SOTM, Fall Favorites, a set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from Debra's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here
Fall Scarecrow Card
 I love all of the yummy fall stamps on the September Stamp of the Month.  Plus the line images are perfect for trying out the new Exclusive Inks Markers!  The alcohol based markers color so smoothly with no streaks!  The best part....no special paper needed!  They are formulated to work great on Close To My Heart Paper!



No fall card is complete without some burlap!  I added a full piece of burlap ribbon behind my bow.  I then cut down a strip to make my bow.  I used one of the left over strips of burlap to thread my button! 


I used a few more of the images on the inside of the card as well. The Basics Collections markers are delayed a few weeks.  My card begged for some brown tones!  I colored my images with a mix of the Close To My Heart markers and a few Copics.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
S1209 Fall Favorites
D1283 Say It In Style 
X7160B Flirty Paper Pack
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1387 Wooden Buttons
Markers as Shown
Rich Cocoa Ink-Memento
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink

My card is based on the sketch this week at Retro Sketches!  I am so happy that they have extended their deadline on Friday evenings….more of a chance for me to play! 
 
If coloring is not your thing....here is a previous card I completed with no coloring!  The colors were added by paper piecing the stamp designs! You can view the full post here.
 
More artwork examples, created by Close To My Heart.
 





We have over 60 consultants participating in the blog hop.  Hop on over to Wanda's Blog to see her work! Be sure to continue on with the hop to get some great crafting ideas! The September Stamp of the Month is only available until September 30, 2012. 

I have also entered my card in the following challenges! 
Catered Crop -Distress 
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge -Use fabric 
Delightful Challenges – Delightful fall days 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Off The Edge 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Use Punches, Dies 

Thanks so much for stopping by!



20 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Another gorgeous creation!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So precious, Allisa! You are rocking the burlap again!!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card. Great job completing the inside too.

roxybonds said...

Wonderful cards!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just fab, love the layout & burlap!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Haley D. said...

Gorgeous cards!

Gina Brandstetter said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Krista Ritskes said...

Gorgeous cards!

Amy said...

Love your card!!

Linda McClain said...

Holy Cow! This is adorable!

Sarita said...

Love them! Beautiful coloring!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week.

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-35_31.html

Katy said...

coloring is AWESOME!!! LOVE both your cards :0)

Wendy Coffman said...

Wow! amazing coloring - Thanks for sharing!

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful creations...Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Judith said...

This is such a gorgeous card. You're right about the burlap - just finishes it to perfection thanks for playing along at delightful challenges this week hugs Judith x

Annette Green said...

Gorgeous cards, especially the scarecrow. You are GOOD with those markers, girl! Love your work.

cheiron said...

Great coloring! Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

cheiron said...

Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

leslierahye said...

Beautiful project! Thank you for joining us for the Delightful Challenge!! Be sure to check the Winner's post!! :)
~leslierahye

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