Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday's with Lindsay

Hi All! Good Morning. I'm not feeling my best today so I am going to post and then go back to bed. I've got a nagging kind of headache, not a lot of pain but just there.

I know that Lindsay is introducing a new set today, but I used one of her "oldies" that I've been meaning to play with since I was invited to this design team. I also participated in a couple of challenges along with it.



This is Tree 4 and although I sized this one sort of small to fit the sketch I used, you can still see the sweet little owl perched in the hollow of his beloved apple tree. I used Kraft card stock for the base, the dp is from Recollections: Autumn paperpack. I ran a piece of Mellow Moss through my new embossing folder that I just picked up. I colored the image with Prismacolor markers and then inked the card stock with Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip inks. I then matted to another circle that I distressed just a bit by scratching at the edge with my fingernail. Then I added the ribbon - I was delighted to find a grosgrain in my stash that is a near perfect match to the Kraft card stock.

The challenges I played with are Lord Have Mercy Tuesday sketch challenge. I changed it just a little by changing the direction of the of embellishments. Great sketch Mercy!

I also played along with Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - this was a recipe challenge for any image, 3 designer papers and 1 ribbon/lace. I used two designer papers and the 3rd is the Cuttlebugged piece. The rest goes without saying... 'cause I already did. Haha!

Anyway, be sure to check out Lindsay's blog for the freebie. And don't forget to visit the rest of the design team - these gals are absolutely amazing! You're sure to have a lot of eye candy and some inspiration. They are linked in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by, I'm going back to bed.

24 Encouraging Thoughts:

Sandy said...

I love this card! It has a definite "apple harvest" feel to it with the colors you used and the country feel! Great card!!!

Rose said...

What a sweet card! Reminds me of fall and apples! Beautiful job Melissa! Feel better!

Janet said...

great card! hope you feel better!
hugs

Tamara Bennett said...

I'm sorry you feel bad! I hope your headache goes away soon. My sinus' are all messed up. I think it is the change in the weather. But your card looks fantastic! I love the red and green!

Lisa said...

wonderful job hope you are feeling better, thanks for joing SSDS

Edna said...

Love the tree and the button placement is fabbo

Kim Nath said...

So pretty! I love the colors and texture!

Lindsay Weirich said...

what a warm cozy card, makes me think of back to school!

Jennifer said...

totally LOVE the tree! Nice colors, too!

Mercy said...

melissa...this is fantabulous! love that tree and your color combo!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week, and i hope to see you again next week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Danni said...

Nice card!

Rowena said...

Awwww I am sorry to hear you don't feel well. Well get some rest. Your card is just too adorable love the coloring and color combo. It just has that fall feeling maybe because it makes me think of apples. :)

Leanne said...

As soon as it popped up on my screen I was like oooooooo I love it! The color combo is perfect!! Really reminds me of fall!! Great job!

Jenn said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at SSDS. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well.

PaperCrafty said...

Very cute card Mel!! I love the sweet image and the distressing!!

Hope you feel better!! Headaches are no fun!

Diana said...

OMG! This is just wonderful! I love it!! Seems so lovely and autumnal...

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is fabulous just adore those papers and the image it is such a pleasure to see. I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Mrs. Fence said...

This is so cute! I love that stamp, and it is perfect with your layout. Great card! I hope you feel better soon

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Love your little tree! I guess we'll have to make it a little more difficult for you over at SSDS next time LOL!!!

Margie said...

Beautiful card! I love the texturing, and I hope you feel better!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for joining the SSDS Challenge this week. Great projects!

ljurecek said...

That card looks so fresh with the gingham paper and the red and green. Great job with the tree. Love this!

Regina said...

fabulous card! I love that image too! thanks for playing along at SSDS! I hope you are feeling better!

Diane Davies said...

OH I like it! Thanks doing the challenge with us at SSDS. Winner announced tomorrow. Good Luck!

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