Thursday again! Wow! Lots of to do's on my schedule today! But I'm very much looking forward to Open Houses this weekend! Time with my stampers is the BEST!!

Anyway, to the ColorLab challenge of the week!  Here is the inspiration


And here is what I did with it! 

I grabbed my Autumn Days set knowing the bird would be great in Cajun Craze. Card base is Early Espresso, background is Crumb Cake. I stamped the background with 3 images: the tall stem like image in Crumb Cake, the shorter stem image in Early Espresso and the leaf in Cajun Craze, all around the edges. I textured the whole background image with the Square Lattice embossing folder. The Top Note was cut from Naturals Ivory (used in place of Very Vanilla). First, I stamped the pheasant in  the center. Then I cut a mask and stamped the stems over him and leaves along the top and bottom edge. I used my wooden craft frame and put the Top Note through the Big Shot also in the embossing folder. The oval in the center is not embossed because of the oval in the craft frame. I them stamped another pheasant and cut it out. On this one, I thumped it just a little with the Early Espresso marker. It's attached right over the first one with dimensionals. The saying is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was stamped in Early Espresso on Naturals Ivory.  I punched it with the large oval, layered on a Cajun Craze scallop punched oval, layered on an Early Espresso  Movers & Shapers Punch Window scallop oval. I stamped two leaves over the saying after stamping off once to lighten their impression. Lastly, metallic brads are placed at the top 3 points of the Top Note.

Thanks for stopping by, do stop by The ColorLab and play along!  Back to cutting, cleaning & cooking for me!!

SU! Catalog Items used on this card: 115452 Autumn Days wood (120000 clear) * 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 119684 Cajun Craze Card Stock * 120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 121030 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 119671 Cajun Craze Classic Ink * 119680 Early Espresso Marker * 119741 Metallic Brads * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 119855 Large Oval Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 115953 Punch Windows Movers & Shapers * 119976 Square Lattice Embossing Folder


Tanya Boser said...

Great colors! Love that pheasant :)

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

That is a great color combo--love that little pheasant too!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Great color combo! Like the little pheasant too.

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Beautiful card! Love the texture. I haven't played at the ColorLab in ages. I need to get over there. I'm missing out on some fabulous color combos!

Juanita said...

I really love the way your card came out. One of these days I want to do that technique with the embossing folder.