Monday, October 4, 2010

Enjoy the Journey

Hello there! Courtney is hosting a challenge over at Practicing Creativity Designs! The prize: a Guest Designer spot for next month's release!!!! All you have to do is create a card using ANY Practicing Creativity Designs (PCD) stamp(s)! Click HERE for all of the details!

Here's what I came up with:

I used two of my favorite PCD stamp sets: "The Whole Cycle" and "Barefoot Summer" to create a festive Autumn scene. I also added that sweet little pumpkin (part of "Pumpkin Patch Border" from DeNami Design).

The aspen leaves are starting to fall from the trees around here, and I love to watch them dance in the wind. Last night my husband and I took a walk around our neighborhood and the leaves were all over the dirt roads, crunching under our feet. That's what inspired the idea for this card.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

I did a lot of paper piecing on this card, which took a bit of time, but I'm happy with the results. I love the texture and color that it adds.

My friend Rosemarie was recently commenting on how much she loves old-style bicycles. We're having dinner together this Saturday, so I think I'll give this card to her with a little gift (maybe some homemade chocolate covered pretzels)!

So...What do you think?

PCD's newest stamp sets release TONIGHT!!! I can't wait! Hurry on over there and check out the DT's creations! You are sure to be inspired!! And don't forget to make a card for the PCD Challenge! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

Stamped Images: "The Whole Cycle" and "Barefoot Summer" (Practicing Creativity Designs), "Pumpkin Patch Border" (DeNami Design)
Stamped Sentiment: "The Whole Cycle" (Practicing Creativity Designs)
Ink: "Onyx Black VersaFine" (Tsukineko), "Timber Brown StazOn" (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock: "Kraft" (Papertrey Ink), "Yellow" (scraps from my scrap bin)
Patterned Paper: "Tarragon Leaves" (Jillibean Soup), "2008 Bitty Box Basics" (Papertrey Ink), "Sophie Dot" (Bo Bunny)
Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Cutter Bee Craft Knife (EK Success)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)

Finished Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


Brandi said...

Wowwie Wow Wow! So cool. Love the scenery!

Courtney Baker said...

Hey girl this is way way way cute! Why have I not thought about using these sets together, GENIUS! Thanks for all of your support of Practicing Creativity!

Michele Gross said...

Love this! That polka dot bike totally rocks!! Wonderful card :)

Karen B. said...

Um wow. Just really wow. Great paper piecing. Great scene. Love everything about this. It is out of this world fun and cute!

Kristy Smith said...

WOW this card is amazing! Holy paper piecing! It's just so great! I left a little something for you over on my blog today, head on over to check it out! =)

Ayana Posadas said...

WOW!!!! Lisa, I am blown away by this card! Absolutely STUNNING!!! I LOVE what you did with the PCD sets!

Jenny said...

This is my favorite card from you! It is truly AMAZING!!

Keva said...

Oh wow..what a great card! I love the way you mixed the sets....very cool.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so so so LOVE this card Miss Lady!!! We gotta hang out really soon!!!!!!

Laura.K said...

Lovely. So gorgeous. Your paper piecing is amazing. I love your colors, they are so perfect together.

Tigriswillreign said...

That paper-piecing looks PAINSTAKING! Are you a glutton for punishment or what!? ;)