Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Blessings

Indian Summer is my favorite time of the year. How 'bout you?

When the summer temps are high and uncomfortable, I admit it: I pretty much fold like a cheap beach chair. But come Autumn, I feel refreshed and revived. It's definitely my time of the year. There's something about crisp leaves, cool days, apples, pumpkins, rosy cheeks, warm and wooly sweaters and delicious bowls of warm comfort food that brings me back from the nearly-dead.

With several challenges and Autumn in mind, I created this card using one of the digital images from artist Chris at Sketching Stamper that I resurrected from my digi stash. I colored this using Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol. The 'zen' takes over and I can color for hours with pencils.

Today's challenges...
Corrosive Challenge -Shake off the dust - unused image from my stash
Creative Craft World - Fall theme
Gingerloft Challenge  Halloween
Robyn's Fetish Challenge -Keep it simple
Opus Gluei - Easel card
Stamp It Crazy- recycle something (buttons from an old garment)
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - shaped cards

Before I sign off.. if you love garlic and shrimp, check out this recipe at my food blog.. it's delish, very easy and so worth trying.

Ciao for now, friends!


Renkata said...

You are right about the Fall season it's just so colourful outside.
Love your card, wow the background is just gorgeous.

Jana said...

Fall is my favorite season too. I love the rich colors and the cool, crisp air. Wonderful card. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Such a beautiful sketch..and the coloring is pretty that I had to go and purchase the pumpkins...I am hoping to be able to half way color like you did.
Wow..just so it!

Lou said...

I love the colours of autumn and your card is stunning. Thank you so much for joining us over at Creative Craft World for my autumn themed challenge.

Lou x

Sharon Keanly said...

My best season too Peggy, just love all those gorgeous Fall colours. What a fantastic card you've made for us today. Super colouring skills. Tons of hugs from across the Sharon x

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous. I love everything about it. Your coloring is fabulous and your choice of dp is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at I Did It Creations.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Peggy this is wonderful it looks like a painting so beautifully coloured I love it.
Lorraine x

Katja said...

What a very pretty image. Coloring comes close to perfection... It's really pretty.
Thanks for joining our challenge at I Did It Creations!

Katja (IDIC-DT)

Rosemary said...

I love autumn as well (including those rosy cheeks from crisp temps) and this easel card is EXCELLENT, it is beautifully colored and will make its recipient so happy.

Thank you for taking time out to participate in our Opus Gluei challenge and I hope you keep coming back for more of our themes.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

I agree! Fall is my most favorite time of year. This card is stunning. Beautiful pumpkin coloring(makes me want some pumpkin pie) ~jeni :)

Amy said...

super gorgeous paper's and wonderful image..wonderful for Fall!

Angie Williams said...

This is just gorgeous. Wonderful coloring!

Mini said...

That's such a gorgeous card. Thanks for taking up Lou's challenge at Creative Crasft World.
Sue x

Gemma said...

wow this is gorgeous, I love your colouring! Thanks for joining in with our 'Keep it Simple' challenge this week over at I Did it Creations challenge blog! Gemma :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Peggy, this is fantastic, your colouring on that is great!!! I love the pencil effect, it has its own charm!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Just a stunning card! Everything about it is perfection! I love it! TFS! Thank you for playing with us at I Did It Creations this week!
DT member

Love crafts forever said...

Goreous image, and i like your stitching. Thanks for playing with us at StampitCrazy. Hugs, Nataliya.

Dawn B. said...

Hands down the best card I have ever seen done with pencils.. This is incredible.. I love the array of coloring you added. This is amazing Peggy..

jkreucher said...

Peggy, this is so beautiful! I especially love your soft subtle colors.
I have colored these pumpkins, and have always used the more vibrant colors.. I am going to have to try some in the softer pallet!
I love it!

Jennie said...

Peggy this is incredible! I love it all! It is so beautiful

Thanks for joining us at IDIC xxx

Ann English said...

Wowzers-positively stunning!!!

Karen from PA said...

I LOVE the way you colored this! It's so pretty and definitely speaks fall, which is also my favorite time of the year.

Electra said...

This is lovely, your colouring is outstanding!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

WOW, your coloring of this image is AMAZING! GORGEOUS card all the way around:) Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPIT CRAZY's recycle challenge this week!


Fantastic work! Really loved your card

Tami said...

Wonderful card beautifully colored thanks for sharing at Gingerloft.

Sheng said...

What an awesome card. I love how you colored it. Thanks for joining us at StampItCrazy. Hope you'll join next week.

xxx sheng

Gurkiss said...

Abolutely wonderful card. Love it.

Thank you for joining us at IDIC :)

Hugs Gurkiss

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, I love it!
Thanks so much for joining our Keep it Simple at IDIC!

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Peggy!

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