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9/04/2014

DeeDee's Digi-s Autumn Praises

Good Morning, and we're on the downside of the week headed for the weekend. I've been taking a little blog break, doing a little technique playing & just generally being lazy. I'd like to welcome some new followers and thank them so much for joining me on my journey through Blogland.

Esther of Esther's Tickets
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Please take a few minutes to visit & say hello to these crafty folks and enjoy some beautiful inspiring work. Esther & Liz are part of The Creative Blog Hop this week, so you'll be learning about what brought these ladies into crafting and Blogland.
 
 
The card today has one of DeeDee's Digi-s from the August 2014 release, and is one I really loved a lot. It was so easy to think of lots of ways to use it, and here's what my first idea turned out to be.
 
 
 
 
- DeeDee's Digis Autumn Praises  from the August 2014 release, precolored, but of course I added some copic shading. Printed several copies, cut out one and did the shading & a bit of stylus shaping. The 2nd image was die cut with a Cheery Lynn scalloped rectangle die, airbrushed the background with Copics E41 and E40. Used a mask to spray E55 just on the scalloped edges to make a little frame. Then popped the previously shaded fussy cut image over the top. After this a few WoStellas added some glimmer & shine.
 
- S/B pumpkin die used to cut a piece of Canson #98 mixed media paper. Covered with a clear gesso, let it dry. Used a Memory Box screen stencil to apply some white gesso in spots (I'm still trying with this stuff, and this is the first time I've achieved a decent result. I think because I just did the process in spots, quickly lifted the stencil straight up immediately. Usually at this point I managed to smear the works!). Let this dry for a few hours, then used a copper Stempel paint to cover the punkin part, and some green for the stem.
 
- the die cut letters were done with the Silhouette Cameo (my friend challenged me to get my backside in gear and JUST USE IT!) Well this is my first effort - ever - outside of class. I hope you'll see more of this kind of thing in future.
 
- Soda can leaf die cut, previously colored with alcohol inks.
 
- background papers from 2 autumn 6x6 packs- cut in triangles to fit the cardbase. EK Success notebook edge punch was added after my first photo showed just a smidge of the white cardbase at the very top. Daggone, thought the base had been covered well until I took the first photo, and peeking out at the top was a tiny gleam of white. Had to carefully lift the die cut punkin to sneak under that border trim to cover the white bit. Luckily it lifted ok, as did the letters. Whew!
 
DeeDee has a new September Challenge going on. This month, we're celebrating the (almost) start of Fall with our little chipmunk friend. He is keeping warm as the weather turns cooler with his fluffy, green sweater and his yummy cup of cider.

You can purchase this month's featured set for just $1.25 in the shop. If you participated in last month's challenge, you should have already received this set in your email. (If you participated but didn't receive the set, please contact DeeDee -- sometimes things do go wrong with email).Some of DeeDee's designers made projects to help get you thinking about how you might use this set. I love seeing what they do with the featured set each month -- don't you?!?! There will be more inspiration each week throughout the challenge as well, so be sure to check back!

Thanks for popping by to visit this morning, and do have a wonderful afternoon. It's certainly porch swing weather at our house, even though after several very pleasantly cool days, it got hot & muggy again. God Bless, and Many Hugs until next time.


 

43 comments:

  1. Nice to see you back Mary and what a lovely card. Great for this time of year. The leaves are just on the turn on our oak trees xx

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  2. Now, this is a pumpkin patch for sure. Your image is great and I love that big die cut pumpkin..lots of texture going on. Love copper. That's a very pretty leaf cut from the soda can. A super Fall creation from top to bottom, Mary.

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  3. Well done You in taking on the Silhouette, and in doing a grand job of it too, love this card very autumny L)

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The texture on the pumpkin looks amazing!! Love the metal leaf and the image of the pumpkins!! This is so fabulous!! Enjoy the porch swing!! It's been hot and muggy here. But I'm not ready for winter so I'll take it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Lovely card Mary, those pumpkins look great and I love your lettering.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  6. A fabulous autumnal make Mary...I do love this colour combo. Carol x

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  7. Mary, this is totally gorgeous!! WOW! I love all the different things you did to add to the beauty of that image. I need to learn how to do something with gesso since I have some and it's never even been opened! Love the leaf on here cut out with the soda can too. So beautiful and fall will be here soon.
    We'd love to have you come enter this in our brand new challenge that just started for Scrapy Land!
    LYnn

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  8. Look at you! Gesso and Silhouette success on the same card!! Great job Mary, so many cool details here!

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  9. A lovely autumnal card Mary. x

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  10. Fabulous Mary, love the colours and the image is great.

    Kath x

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  11. The pumpkin is fabulous Mary. Love your colouring and the gorgeous design. Love all the texture you have created on this card.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  12. Very beautiful card Mary, I was already wondering where you were hanging out LOL LOL LOL
    Big hug, Veerle xxxxx

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  13. Beautiful card Mary, I like the pumpkin image the colours and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

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  14. This is gorgeous Mary and I love the image and the texture in the background. Great lettering using your Silhouette machine too. x

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  15. I love all the different textures on your card, it is so pretty! Thanks for participating in the new Scrapy Land Challenge Blog's
    1st Challenge!!

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  16. Gorgeous card - love how you added the shading with your Copics! Great texture on this card too! Well done!

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  17. There is nothing better to signify Autumn than wonderful pumpkins and yours are beautiful Mary. I love the torn notebook edge at the top too. A really beautiful card. Hugs, Anne xx

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  18. Your card has amazing depth and texture, Mary. You used such varied and impressive techniques. Your creativity continually astounds me :)

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  19. Wonderful Fall card, MAry. Love the soda can leaf and the jazzing up of the image with extra shading.
    Congrats on using the letters made on the Cameo! I am so proud of you for "just doing it" !!! Your title looks great!

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  20. Lovely card.

    Hope you have a fab Friday.

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  21. I ,love Autumn colours so this card is 'right up my street'. The soda can leaf is beautiful. Kate x

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  22. Oh how I love to see all these wonderful Autumnal creations that are appearing Mary and this one is no exception it is absolutely gorgeous, super design.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  23. I would love crafting with you in your craft room, Mary - you use so many techniques and fun elements in your cards, and I just sort of blob along. I just cannot remember to use my supplies! WAH! I used to have a brain. FYI - your amazing card qualifies in the Scrapy Land challenge, if you would like to play - you've used SB and CL dies - two brands SL sellsl, so you're eligible! hugs, de

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  24. Fabulous fall card. Love all the added textures. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge!

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  25. Lovely Fall card, Mary!! Lovely texture and a lot of lovely elements to admire!! Great!!

    Have a lovely Friday, nice to have you back!!!
    Hugz

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous colors and design Mary.

    Hugs Diane

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  27. Hi Mary,
    what a really fab autumnal card.
    Love your super design and your colouring of the image.
    Great dimensional background too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  28. Really stunning, Mary! Love the way you shaded and highlighted the pumpkins. I love doing that with pre-colored images, too. Fabulous texture on this card. :-D

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  29. Hi, Mary! I am back with my other hat on! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  30. Beautiful card Mary! I love the rich colors of autumn!
    Sandy xx

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  31. What a beautiful autumn card Momma Mary! I love the digi and I love your mixed media pumpkin. You did a fabulous job with that. The papers you used are just perfect for autumn. Things will be turning before long won't they?! I love fall, but not so much in what follows. lol So I'm not speaking of it! Summer went by much to quick for my liking but I can say that because we had a very cool summer. Had it been very hot like some of you are having, I would be wanting fall to get here! Hugs, Brenda

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  32. Fab card Mary love the textures you have used huggles Sue xxx

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  33. Hello Mary, I just love your wonderful Autumn card, glorious colours and image, Kate x

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  34. These are such pretty pumpkins, Mary! Love the whole Autumn feel of this card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  35. This is great! 'Pumpkinlicious' even!!! I love the texture from the gesso!

    Have a wonderful weekend, hun!

    love Mags B x

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  36. Hi Mary. To answer your question I have to be honest and say I'm not sure exactly how I did these as I wrote it up a bit of a time after and as you will have seen yourself, it is rather random, so sorry if my explanation seems a bit vague. I am having a lovely time and haven't really said but am on holiday in France for three weeks. I am writing this overlooking a beautiful estuary in Brittany. We have already been through Normandy and we are meeting up with four friends for the next week and then the last week we will travel up the Loire Valley before going home. Apart from two great trips to Australia this is the best holiday DH and I have ever had and I feel so lucky to be able to do it. I have scheduled posts and am trying where wifi allows to keep in touch with things, but with this tablet some blogs do not load well, so I think my commenting may be a bit variable. It goes without saying this is a personal one Mary. x

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  37. Lovely card! You've colored the image perfectly! :)

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  38. Great card for today's post! I specially like the texture on that pumpkin! Wonderful effect! cheers from California
    Bibiana

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  39. Love the pumpkin image and metal die-cut leaf and brilliant textured pumpkin
    Carol x

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  40. This makes me want to run right down to the pumpkin patch, Mary...which unfortunately won't be open for a few weeks yet -- bummer! LOL! Seriously, though, this is gorgeous! I especially love all the different textures you incorporated here. Yum!!!

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  41. I love this card. Course I'm a sucker for pumpkins. That image is fantastic. And I love the die cut pumpkin with the gesso stenciling. So cool. And yay, you used your silhoutte. :-) The sentiment came out great.

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