Sunday, October 10, 2010

Autumn Blog Hop with DeNami Design

Good morning and thank you for joining us for DeNami Design's "Autumn Blog Hop!!!" If you've arrived here from Ayana's blog, then you are on track. If not, no worries, just click HERE to start at the beginning. We have SO MANY incredibly talented participants in this month's hop, so be prepared for LOTS of inspiration!!! PLUS...DeNami Design is giving away gift certificates to the on-line store, so you'll want to make sure you stop by each participant's blog and leave comments!

Okay...enough chatter...here's my Autumn-inspired card:


If you follow my blog, then you know I absolutely ADORE the "Large Chickie" image from DeNami Design! I've been known to dress him/her up in outfits for holidays and special occasions. Well, when I was a kid, my brothers and I used to make GIANT piles of leaves in the yard and then run around and jump into them! We'd spend hours outside having leaf battles and burying each other in the leaves. It was great fun! That's what inspired the idea for this card! I thought Chickie might enjoy jumping in the leaves too! *wink*

Here's a close-up:


I stamped two varieties of leaves from DeNami's "Autumn Stamp Set" repeatedly onto orange, red, and gold cardstock. Then, I cut them out. After stamping the "Large Winter Tree" image and adding a few leaves to it, I literally grabbed a handful of the cut-out leaves and dropped them onto the cardstock to see where they landed. This helped me to visualize my pile of leaves. Then, I re-created the pile next to the stamped tree by stamping some leaves directly onto the cardstock and gluing/pop-dotting the cut-out leaves to add lots of dimension. 


I created the sentiment in Microsoft Word and added the button and twine to finish it off!

So, what do you think? I hope this card made you smile on this FESTIVE AUTUMN DAY!

Thanks for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Kim's blog!!! Happy Hopping!

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Supplies:
Stamped Images: "Large Chickie I60" (DeNami Design), "Autumn Stamp Set PF21" (DeNami Design), "Large Winter Tree P93" (DeNami Design), "Polka Dot Basics" (Papertrey Ink)
Sentiment: (created in Microsoft Word)
Ink: "Rich Cocoa Memento" (Tsukineko), "Desert Sand Memento" (Tsukineko), "Onyx Black VersaFine" (Tsukineko), "Chamomile" (Papertrey Ink), "Orange Zest" (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: "Kraft" (Papertrey Ink), "Stampers' Choice White" (Papertrey Ink), "Dark Brown, Gold, Red, Orange, Light Yellow" (scraps from my scrap bin)
Copic Sketch Markers
"Stardust Clear Gelly Roll" Pen (Sakura)
Button: (DeNami Design)
Twine: (Papertrey Ink)
Scallop-Edge Scissors
Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Glue Dots

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


62 comments:

Michele Gross said...

SQUEAL!! Lisa!! This is absolutely adorably delightful!!! LOVE it to pieces!! :D

Kristy Smith said...

LISA!!!! OMG this is so so SO cute! I love it so much! There was so much effort that went into this one adorable card! Fantastic job!

Tina said...

What a cute card. Love all the falling leaves. You are very creative!

Sabrina said...

Wow! All that leaf cutting kept you busy for a while! But a very effective result on this very cute card. Brings back memories of my childhood, and of my children playing in the leaves.

Annette Holleger said...

Absolutely adorable and bless you for cutting all those leaves. It totally captures what collecting the leaves is like - they're are just so many!. Thank you for sharing your art work with us.

Linda H. said...

Chickie is very cute in her fall outfit. Cute, happy card. Great job.

Amy Smidebush said...

This is ADORABLE! You sure gave your scissors a work out with all those leaves, but the end result is soooooo brilliant! I love that you have the combination of stamped leaves and the pop dot leaves. It adds so much dimension!

Karen B. said...

Yep, way too cute!

Alma said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! great job! :)

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..::Paulina::.. said...

I literally squealed in delight when I saw this card. You always make the Large Chickie look amazing, Lisa! LOVE the pile of leaves you created- that must have taken a long time! Okay, I could go on and on about how much I love this card, but I'll leave it at YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR! :)

designbydonna said...

Love it! What a lot of work cutting out all the leaves but so effective.

Tammy said...

Lisa, the cuteness with this goes without saying, but girl cutting out all those leaves....you get major brownie points for that one! Love it! Aloha!

Tanya said...

Simply adorable! I love the rich colors you used for the leaves, your card is so cute!

artfuldelight said...

WOW, what a creative card, I LOVE it!

Christy said...

Great idea, makes me feel like a kid playing in the leaves- awesome idea!

wayred48 said...

A-dorable!!

Barb D said...

LOVE those chickies! Colors are beautiful!

Darsi said...

This is truly a delightful card, so
FUN!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!!!
This card deserves the ultimate cuteness award, for sure!!! I absolutely LOVE the little scene that you created with the pile of leaves. SO ADORABLE!!!
Seriously Lisa, this card is soooo incredibly cute!!!

Ginny said...

your chickie is ADORABLE, and i can't believe all that fabulous detail with the individual leaves! fantastic :D

Esmommy said...

I just love love love your card, it is too cute for words!!!
TFS
Tracy

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness, awesomeness, awesomeness!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Wendy said...

Loving the way you piled the leaves around the big chickie. I seriously can't believe you cut all of those little leaves out. It looks awesome, but I have zero patience for such detail... I'm jealous of yours!

Sheryl said...

This is way too adorable for words! Love the dimension of the leaf pile.

Diane Jaquay said...

hee hee, how ADORABLE :) :) :)

Beth said...

Yea Yea Yea . . . this card makes me soooo Happy!! It brings out all the joy and fun of Fall ~ those wonderful memories where raking leaves was fun because you also got to play in them! Gosh, I love the CUTE chickie and I'm really impressed by all your hard work with the leaves ~ I tip my hat to you in awe!! And thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea with us!

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh....I LOVE this card!!! These leaves are so cute piled around Chickie! I live in Colorado Springs, so I know how beautiful the leaves can be in Colorado this time of year!!

Berenice R. said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Kat said...

How cute is that Chickie playing in the leaves! Fab card. :)

Laurie said...

Holy cow this is cute! I love those leaves! I am from Colorado too, but live in Kansas now! This time of year makes me super home sick! But I am coming that way in a few days! Yeah!

Allison said...

I love how the leaves just pop from the card...this card is adorable!!

Dette said...

Love the colors on those falling leaves - so vibrant!!!

Jane P. said...

Oh, my gosh! You cut out all those tiny leaves! That's dedication!

Juicy Creations said...

great job.. love the card.. thanks for sharing..
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Adriane C said...

I absolutely love this card, it is so adorable!

PatQ said...

I love the way you used all the leaves--they made such a gorgeous card.

Tracy S said...

OH my gosh this is amazingly darlin! LOVE it... wow you are patient... cutting out all those super tiny leaves but the result is fantastic! TFS!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Totally adorable autumn card!

Sandi said...

absolutely adorable....love all the dimension!

Kim Ross said...

Oh, how cute! Love the little chickie and all those beautiful leaves! Love the depth of the colors!

bcriminger said...

I love how you added dimension to the leaves, it had the perfect effect :)

Dana said...

This is so cute! All those leaves must've taken forever!!

AShu93 said...

This is fabulous! I can't imagine how long it took to cut out those leaves, but it looks terrific! I like the dimension it gives & how it surrounds the adorable chick.

Pam said...

OMG! This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I just love it so much! Thanks for the tip about just letting the leaves fall on the card. Great idea! I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!

Nicki said...

Great card Lisa! Kudos to you for hand cutting all those leaves!! Each and every one of them are perfectly placed on the card...even the ones on Chickie's head!! LOL

naturecoastcrafter said...

That chickie image is one of my favorties, too. You did a wonderful job with him and the leaves.

Rochelle said...

You have officially stamped your way into my heart with this one! I love the chick playing in the leaves...reminds me of my son. TOO CUTE! ;)

Chelle said...

Awesome, way more work than I put into my cards.

Karen B. said...

Super cute, love the details and that big black button.

Kimmie said...

Absolutely adorable. Love, love this card.

angie said...

So ADORABLE!! What a fun card!

maritza said...

How absolutely adorable!! love it, love it, love it!!!

Pat said...

Absolutely adorable!

joybear said...

That is super cute!!!!

Debbie Yates said...

Adorable!!! This reminds me of my childhood in western NY...lost of leaves!

Great card and such patience cutting out all of those leaves!

TammyGtaz said...

LOVE it!! Lots of work cutting out each of those pretty leaves but worth it!

fran h said...

Love your card and the leaves are so cool the way you cut each of them out. Thanks for inspiring us.

Fran Heupel

Rae Ann said...

Such a great card! You must have the patience of a saint to cut all of those leaves out! It was worth it though!

Randy and Erika said...

this card has some great colors! what an adorable card! thanks for sharing!

Steph B said...

WOW!! That is some amazing cutting! What a great finished product!! Thank you!

yyam said...

This is just too adorable Lisa! Love the sentiment!;) The perfect fall card!