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11/16/2015

Northwoods Fall & Pumpkins

Hi, and welcome! Today is all about Fall. And another Northwoods image, which was fun to color with copics.



- If I think about it first - as I start to color, I find that coloring the background with the BG0000 or B0000, whichever I think will look better with the colors I plan to use, makes it easier to do the background. The blues are light enough, if color gets into the motif, it's easily covered by other later coloring. So it's faster to do it before anything else is colored and not worry about getting the 'sky' ink where it doesn't belong. A white gel pen added some highlights.

- Die cut with the S/B Deckled Mega Rectangle (not certain if this S/B set is still available), matted with a matching scallop rectangle.

- created a background using a small flourish & WOW Champagne Gold heat embossed, then sponging DI Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Wilted Violet over the embossing. Die cut this with a S/B D-Lites Reflection Oval (S2-145)and split the die cut to form a top and bottom embellie for the rectangle piece.

- Taylored Expression sentiment die cut the word fall from the same piece as the medallion, and that's it!

Even though these Northwoods stamps have a lot of detail to color, they are usually fun & easy to do, as the image stamps out so distinctly. Some images I have to peer at to decide "What is this...is it part of that or is it supposed to be ????". Then after coloring it, then I find it really wasn't what I first  _thought_ it was, and have to try to fix it.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. Apologies for not getting round to visit last week, but it was a busy week for us...Additionally, we had some nice weather, and outside chores needed to get done before the nasties set in again. My 'return visits' list got behind so many days, that I knew I'd never catch up, so decided to just start again from scratch. This week _should_ be quieter, so I'll attempt to do a better job! But thank you to all who visited, and didn't get a visit back from me. I appreciate you all.

Big hugs & lots of blessings.

40 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, gorgeous Autumnal card, love the colours and the lovely image, brilliant colouring too, Kate x

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Mary. I know how you feel when you know you're never going to catch up. Just relax and start afresh tomorrow. Barbxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant, I just LOVE the wonderful colours, images and the great design.
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Team Clark said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Mary! These squirrels are so precious against the pumpkins - lovely make!

Pia S said...

Beautiful coloring, Mary! The shading on the pumpkins is impressive. Lovely scene, a gorgeous card which I'm sure will be treasured by the one receiving this...

Jacee said...

That's such a lovely image Mary, you've done a lovely design here, fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrAPpamondo said...

Your pumpkins are coloured really beautiful, love all the lights and shades, they give a fabulous 3D effect! Love also so much the green backround, you have made a lot of work on your wonderful card!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I appreciated it. I'm at the end of my olive harvest and finally I can craft a bit! :D
Hugs

jimlynn said...

Oh wow! That's really a pretty, pretty stamp!!! Love your beautiful coloring on this Mary and the background looks great too. A beautiful card.
Lynn

Redanne said...

I just love the image and you have coloured those pumpkins so beautifully Mary! Good for you, starting again from scratch, I am sure everyone will totally understand that spending time outdoors in the beautiful weather is such a good thing to do! Hugs, Anne xx

Pippa said...

Another lovely card Mary. I do like your pumpkins and the cute squirrels.

Jean said...

Hi Mary, this is a lovely card. You have done a brilliant job of colouring this lovely stamped image. A super autumnal scene.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Mary and love the colours and the sweet image, your colouring is fantastic.

Kath x

Patti J said...

You've created such a sweet little scene here, Mary! Beautiful card, and that Northwoods image is wonderful. Have a great day!

Charlene said...

Beautiful Autumn card and great coloring!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning autumnal card Mary.

pam said...

Wonderful autumn colours on that beautiful stamped image Mary, gorgeous design.
Pam x

Andrea W said...

Terrific card! The image is perfect for fall and your coloring looks wonderful.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful, Mary! Your stamp is lovely and your shading is gorgeous and rich! Wonderful design, just beautiful! XXOO

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the image!! It's colored perfectly!! This is gorgeous my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous coloring Mary. You really do a fabulous job with the Copics. Love this little image and love how it is layered on the die cuts. The Oval die cut looks very regal, almost like a crown.

Carol L said...

There's a lot of amazing coloring going on here, and those little squirrels remind me of the busy rodents running around our yard lately! LOL They're gathering nuts as if a big snowstorm is bearing down on us already! LOL It was 70 today though :) Have a great week ahead!

Birgit said...

I love this card and thought the background was patterned paper! The various green are superb! The pumpkins really pop and those squirrels have the look like they follow Al Capone. I don't know why but if they wore hats and carried old fashioned guns with one flipping a coin it would make a great card-I guess I do watch too many movies:)

Hazel said...

Beautiful card with those Autumn colours xxx

Loll said...

You've really brought that image to life with your colouring Mary. Great shading to create so much visual depth. And thanks for the tip about doing the sky first. xx

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured Mary. I too am behind on commenting, and am just taking it from today, or maybe some of yesterdays too if I can get there.
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

Apologies for the absence of visits Mary, not been too well since hospital and only just creeping back into blogland. Lovely card today.

B x

Sue said...

Lovely card.

Hope your week isn't so hectic. Sue

Stampsnob. said...

That image is colored in such a way it looks real Beautiful job.........Lis

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pumpkins! Your coloring always amazes me! Thanks for the tip about doing the background first! Hope you have enjoyed this nice Fall weather!

Liz said...

A gorgeous card and the image is brilliantly coloured. I'm trying to catch up with all my blog visiting and I've enjoyed seeing all your lovely creations you've posted over the last week or so. xx

Pat said...

I love these beautifully coloured pumpkins and those cute squirrels Mary and love the deckles and scallops and then the ornal oval which you have split which is a great idea. The green background is a pretty light green and complements your orange pumpkins fantastically. x

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous work. Love your stamping and coloring. Very attractive card!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Momma Mary! I so love that image, and love how you have colored it. Those pumpkins look so real and those squirrels are just too cute. Love all the rich beautiful colors of this card, fall colors are just the prettiest! Hugs, Brenda

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a brilliant fall card.
Your colouring of that super image is perfect, and the Pumpkins looks so real.
Wonderful design as usual, and great colour choice too.
So right to get you outside done before the weather gets too bad.
We have decided to employ a gardener as our old bones won't stand the work anymore, and hubby hated seeing me in so much pain afterwards he said the expense was worth it.
So he came today, and it all looks lovely, but since then it has hammered down with rain, and high winds too so the garden is full of leaves again, but at least the borders are done all nice now.
He said he will come once a month to tidy up, and his charges wern't too bad either.
So I am a happy bunny now as that's a lot lifted off my mind.
Will email you and tell you what has been worrying me not good news about my sister.
Love an biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lee-Anne said...

How lovely...the autumnal colors on this are stunning, Mary! Thanks for becoming my latest follower :)

Anita in France said...

A lovely autumn image, Mary ... so beautifully and delicately coloured! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful Mary...would you please come visit me and teach me to color like you? pretty please....

Petra Swart said...

You always have the cutest little images on your cards, Mary!!!! And your colouring is always so beautifully done!!!! Love your sweet card!!!
Have a wonderful day!!! Hope the weather is still nice!!!!
Hugz

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful image for you to play with, your colouring is just perfect and love the design of the card. Thois squirrels look like they won't go hungry. LOL.
Glad you found time for yourself and had some outdoor time before Winter sets in.
Hugs
x

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely STUNNING Mary!