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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sunflowers and Colors of Fall

We've got a new challenge for you over at The Outlawz Thursday Twist! This week's optional twist is to make something with fall colors.  I chose to use a sunflower image from Oak Pond Creations, our sponsor for the month of November. I colored the image using Promarkers. The orange DP with spots came free with a magazine. I machine stitched around the edges using brown thread. The banner is hand cut and I embossed it using a Sizzix embossing folder with spots. I added some orange and brown bling to the flowers and to two of the corners.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Make My Monday - Autumn Flowers
2) Sweet Stamps - #142 Nature
3) Crafty Boots - Autumn
4) Crafty Creations - #247 Autumn colors
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Wendy McCarthy said...

Great card Pia, lovely rich colours and the stitching around the edge is a super finishing touch! xx

Laine said...

Stunning autumnal colour scheme and your fabulous design Pia.


sandie said...

great colouring Pia and I really like how you used this with this DSP, cool colour combo-I am still MIA and very bored but thanks for visiting my blog x

Mynnette said...

LOVE those gorgeous blooms, Pia! I adore the earthy tones, too--perfect for fall! Thanks for all your sweet comments, friend! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love the beautifully coloured image and wonderful papers. Fabulous layout too.
Sue xx

Asha said...

WOW! That's a really striking colour combo. And I love how the sunflower is just ever so slightly coming off the page.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

aussie aNNie said...

Oh my Pia, this is just stunning, a little bit of summer and autumn in one...your stamp is just beautiful.xx

Pat K said...

Stunning card. Love the sunflowers and your lovely stitching. xx


Fabulous card Pia - the Sunflowers and Autumn colours look beautiful together.
Sylvia xx

Lisa M said...

A beautiful card and lovely tribute to my home state :D
Hugs to you Pia,

Deepti Stephens said...

Great card, Pia.. Love your coloring.. :)

Lisette Baker said...

Beautiful autumn colours - perfect for our theme and I love those sunflowers. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, fabulous autumn card Pia, envy about those stitches - just broke my sewing machine, hope to et it work soon!
Happy weekend;-))m

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous Autumn card. It is fabulous. Love that embossing and stunning layout.

Have a good weekend. I am off to the NEC on Sunday I just there is something left for me. Lol!!!


Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card, I love sunflowers. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Jackie said...

Another gorgeous card Pia! Love the colors, texture & those pretty flowers....nice work my friend & TFS!!!

Lau W said...

WOW wow !! superb autumnal card ! Love it veryyyy much !

Donna K said...

very pretty card design. sunflowers are my favorite! thank you for joining us at sweet for the nature challenge this week! have a great weekend!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Beautiful Autumn/Fall card!! Lovely card design and colored image!!! I think Sunflowers are ONE of Nature's beautiful creations. Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Pia, I love that image and the rich fall colors!
Hugs, Tammy

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your beautifully coloured sunflower image and great design with the machine stitching.

chrissy xx said...

I LOve Sunflowers Pia...
Such a GOrgeous card...LOving your papers and design.

Mrs.B said...

Just had a catch up Pia, must say I love the gorgeous rich colours for this card. Love the stitching.
Avril xx

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and sunflowers Pia. I saw this on MIM..loz

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I've always loved sunflowers. You have done such a beautiful job showcasing these ones. Very cool layout too.


Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Your card is so amazing! Love your stitching and your beautiful papers. Love polka dots and the added extra touches with the gems. Perfect fall colors.
Hugs, Pat

scrappymo! said...

Looks like fall to me! The sunflowers were blooming when we left the lake this year...the seeds were not fully formed but the blossoms were lovely! Your card reminds me of that day.

Great colours and great design!

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining us at MMM with this gorgeous card
Suzi B x

Fliss said...

Lovely card Pia. Great design and colours.
Thanks for joining in with our Make My Monday challenge.
Fliss x