Friday, September 4, 2009

My Time Sketch #35 and Raspberry Suite #16.....{It's Harvest Time}

OK, challenge people, are you ready for a two-fer? It's time for another saturday challenge with Lauren Meader and the My Time to Create Design Lauren has a great sketch for us!
Sketch Challenge:

I also wanted to get in on Dawn McVey's color challenge so I applied her chosen colors to Lauren's sketch, mixed in a whole lot of my "own interpretation" and ta-da! A card was born :)
Color Challenge:
Well, these are not my usual colors but they work here I think. I picked up this awesome vintage owl and It's Harvest Time sheet music at The Graphics of my favorite places for free vintage images. I converted the owl image to black and white in my Microsoft Word program and also changed the tint on the sheet music so it would be a kraft color.

Lots of textures here...let's begin with a glitter loaded backdrop! Gasp! Yes, I dumped fine glitter all over the chocolate cardstock. It's so spooky and sparkley! The chunk of sheet music is printed on cream cardstock and accordion folded so it adds dimension. The Damask Designs stamp set was the perfect way to stamp some leafy looking DP plus I roughed up the edges of that piece with a distressor from SU!. The chocolate cardstock that provides a mat for the owl has been embossed with a scor-pal and has vintage cream ink rubbed over the ridges. The final touches are some salvaged trim from a lampshade I was tossing, the fence punch from Martha Stewart and a couple of buttons from the old stash.

Want to see more fabulous cards inspired by the sketch from the My Time team? Don't forget to upload your creation to the Mr Linky that will be on Lauren's blog. You could be recognized in her weekly My Time to Shine top 5!

Lauren Meader
Alicia Weiman
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Kendra Wisenbaker
Kristen Beuter
Tracey Cuccia
Pam Imholtz
Jen Tapler
Lisa Kind
Tamara Harder

OK, gotta run! I hope you get a chance to make something this weekend and that you enjoy your Labor Day. We'll be spending ours bbq-ing with friends! Can't wait!


  • Paper: Georgia Pacific and Papertrey Ink
  • Digital Images: The Graphics Fairy blog
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: SU!
  • Glitter: Martha Stewart
  • Punch: Martha Stewart
  • Craft supplies: trim, button, floss


Kelley Eubanks said...

So cute Dana! I love the vintage feel! So cool! I was thinking about getting that fence punch and I think you just convinced me that I should! :)

Elise said...

You SLAY me! HOW did you squeak a HALLOWEEN card out! You are the craftiest o crafty goddesses! I love your SHOW! Seriously! This rocks, lil' sweetheart!

~amy~ said...

wow...your card is absolutely gorgeous...check out all the layers and texture!

DottyJo said...

Such a great card, love that owl! Jo x

Tracey Cuccia said...

Super Dana!! Love everything about this!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is so clever, Dana! I love that you used a free image for the main panel...I totally overlook the digital world sometimes (yes, ME :) It's good to have these little reminders to explore more than our boxed stamp sets!

The owl is PERFECT for your textured card! I love the spooky, glittery cs and that music sheet is the perfect added layer. Oh, and who recycles parts of lamp shades to use on their cards?! DANA of course! LOL I would have never thought :O)

Scrapping Julie said...

GET OUT OF TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
girl, i LOVE this, i love all of the elements and the right balance of the colors used!

Karen said...

Dana!! LOVE the white bg....but, I'm probably biased! :> And your card may not use your usual colors, but it is SOO YOU! Oodles of glitter, some vintage music, great fibers, stamps, and punches all combined for a Fantastic card! You know how to make it all work together oh so well! You and your blog are Rockin'!!! :>

Stampin' Pam said...

Wow Dana - you hit this one out of the park - are you SURE this wasn't an inspiration challenge??? You took it to a whole new (and exciting) level!

Happy weekend.

Lisa Kind said...

Great card, Dana! Love the colors and how you put them together. Aren't those MS punches fab?

Courtney Baker said...

So pretty Dana! It nevver crossed my mind that these would be good Halloween colors, but they 100% are!

tg said...

Very nice Dana. Such a cool Halloween card.

Winter said...

So cute! I love your new blog title too, I need to figure out how to put my own pics on mine, I don't like Blogger's options! :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the colors for Halloween and I love the vintage feel!

Windy Robinson said...

Great card- I love the layers & textures.