Good Morning, and don't forget to set your clocks back an hour if you're in the USA.

Welcome to another new follower, Vicky of Cards by Vicki. Vicky has a lovely blog, with some beautiful cards so I hope you'll find time to pop over & say Hi, and enjoy a stroll through her blog.

Here's a card I've been working on, finally finished it last night.

- Background from Dylusions sprays. Pan Pastels (in the lavender colors) smoothed over the skyline area as I was trying to create a purple sunset sky look. Also enhanced the ground area with some yellow greens to create more definition.

- Judikins Scarecrow silhouette was found at Hobby Lobby on sale. I seldom see Judikins stamps other than in stamp stores, so of course I grabbed it. Added the Inkadinkadoo pumpkins, colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. Mr. Scarecrow needed some balance on the opposite side, so hunted up a clear Autumn stamp set, for the corn, which was also colored with Derwent pencils. I scribbled a few squiggles under the scarecrow for some grounding.

 the Genesis cutter trimmed up the focal piece  and a black mat. Added corners, (from a black snippet) using a small motif from the S/B Ornate Corners to cut 2 pieces, then split them corner to corner. Added orange rhinestones.

- Very lightweight kraft colored paper, 2 pieces embossed together with Anna Griffin Foulard EF, and it still cut through in places because the paper is so lightweight. Used Pan Pastel Gold Metallic to smooth over the raised embossing. Adhered to a white card base after adding the ribbon and the scarecrow & mat to the embossed piece.

- sprayed the burlap ribbon with Dylusions Orange Zest, drying between coats. This was a 50% off sale item from Hobby Lobby. Most of the burlap ribbons I saw were much too large for card usage.

- Sentiment from a Dylusions snippet using Memento Rich Cocoa and a stamp from a clear set of sentiments. I cut the stamp apart to make it fit properly.

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon, and com'on back when you have time to set a spell. Very soon, it's going to be much too chilly to enjoy our front porch. Thanks for visiting, and many hugs.

Submitting to
Pixie's Crafty Workshop, week 97


  1. Another fab background. The scarecrow stamp is the best I've seen. Love the rustic embellishment. Lynn x

  2. Mary You did an outstanding job on this card.

  3. Great coloring with those pencils and love the background too! Outstanding card! The side treatment is so pretty and all the perfect colors of fall! Love it.

  4. This scarecrow is looking very much like the weather outside! You did a wonderful job coloring those pumpkins, and I really like that orange trim too!

  5. That is such a pretty Thanksgiving card, Mary. I like that you added the corn for balance..looks great. Great idea to spray the burlap, too. Super creation from sky to ground!!!!

  6. Hi Mary, This is a great autumnal card, I really like the burlap ribbon you have used to finish it and your colouring is lovely. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs Mo x

  7. This is such a fun crd Mary, love the scarecrow :) Cathy x

  8. Love your scarecrow Mary. He's super. Our clocks went back last weekend. I hate it when it happens because it puts my body clock out for a couple of days. Christine
    PS I sent you an email about your comment on my post. Hope you got it okay.

  9. Wow Mary, amazing. I do think that's the best scarecrow stamp ever and the colours you used, even spraying the burlap, are just perfect!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. What a great card that shows such attention to detail. I love all the texture and how you created the scene. Great colours too!

  11. What a beautiful fall scene Momma Mary! I love the orange piece of burlap and of course the beautiful sunset you created with your sprays!! That scarecrow is so cute as are his pumpkins and corn. Such a fabulous fall card! Hugs!

  12. Lovely card Mary. The intense colour that you get with these pencils goes really well with this card. I've been thinking about getting these pencils myself. How do you find them to use? Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Great job on this thanksgiving card, Mary. The pan pastels and the Inktense pencils have gven you some wonderful colour on this card. That scarecrow stamp is just fab!

  14. A fabulpous background Mary, your scene is brilliant. I love your colouring with the pencils and touch of burlap. See you in the Playground.

  15. Hi Mary, beautiful card - love the gorgeous autumnal colours and subject ... the scarecrow is fabulous and a great find. Elizabeth xx

  16. Gorgeous card there Mary. Love the autumnal colours you have used and that scarecrow reminds me of a certain film with a yellow brick road in!