Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Harvest time!

Hello there my friends, Today I would like to share a card with you. I was really fortunate and won the CASology challenge with This Card with that came the privilege of being guest designer for this week Woo hoo !!  :D


 and the cue card for this week is
This was a considerable challenge as I have no suitable stamps, my fruit bowl had to do!!! Sometimes when you have a very detailed stamp colouring it in an equally detailed fashion can distract from  a clean and simple execution. So here I used the graded ink pad to suggest colour, hope it worked :D
Over at CASology I have really enjoyed getting inspiration and participating in the challenges, check it out Here (that's just in case it is new to you!)

For this card I used
A multi coloured ink pad by Dee Gruenig, (Marvy) Blending Blox Shades of orange, direct to paper and a Bravura stamp (eBay) and a new sentiment from Waltzingmouse, called 'Big Day Today'! really 'flourishy', I love this set!!! My white highlights are a Pentel Hybrid Gel, the best white pen that I have found and mine was a gift from crafty buddy Karen from Karen's Carry Ons Thank you so much  Karen!!
Thanks to you for your visit, hugs Gay x

32 comments:

Patricia said...

Good morning Gay,
WOW!!another stunningly simple but extremely effective card.
What a great idea on the colouring, must keep that in mind
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Gio said...

Not asimple challenge, but you made a masterpiece! That stamp is quite unique and the idea not colouring the genius one!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Congrats on thinking outside the box with the stamp image Gay. I absolutely love this card. The white highlights just add that lovely finishing touch.

Congrats on your GDT spot.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Valerie said...

Morning Gay love your card, one for me to remember as I'm not a fan of colouring in:) beautiful autumnal colours and a very baccanalian bowl of fruit! Congrats on your GDT post, well deserved:)
Val x

sally said...

What a beautiful & bountiful bowl!

Sally

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Gay.xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

visually appealing with the colour grading like that.

Deborah Frings said...

I think the gradient colours are absolutely perfect for this card! And your bowl of fruit is so elegant! Love it!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous CAS design ! Have a great day, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Meghan said...

So clever! I just love the graded ink background!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, gay... the gradient background is amazing! so happy to have you guesting designing with us this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Such gorgeous idea of the multi coloring stamping for this image!! Brilliantly done!!!

Diane said...

Stunning stamped image.

Hugs Diane

hazel said...

Your Autumnal fruit bowl is gorgeous Gay, I love how you've coloured it.
xxx Hazel.

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card Gay, a gorgeous stamp and I love the colour blocks. Xx

Netty said...

congratulations on your win Gay, and its another fabulous card, Annette x

Melissa said...

Gay, I'm so happy you were able to be our guest designer this week! :) This card packs so much into one very effective CAS design! I just LOVE the rich color you used!!! Beautiful!

Faith A said...

Oh! Gay, you really are a true designer, I think this is amazing. The colours are beautiful and so is the sentiment

I may even have to case it sometime!!!!!!

Karin said...

Wow beautiful card!
Groetjes karin

massofhair said...

Simple is always best :-)

Jenni's Jems said...

oh wow Gay I LOVE this and the little highlights just make it pop out at you and well done on being guest designer this week!! p.s sorry not to get back to you but life has been a bit challenging at the moment!x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Gay...gorgeous colours

Anne

scrappymo! said...

The gradient colours look wonderful on this card.
It also looks wonderful with that stamp! Smart idea.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful gradient colour Gay! We are so happy to have you as our Guest Designer this week at CASology!

Di said...

Fabulous Gay - what a brilliant idea about the colouring, so effective!

Hugs, Di xx

lisa said...

Why would we ever want to get rid of you, Gay, your work is just stunning as always. Love the colours you've used but not sure about the sitting in the sun bit, it's rained none stop here since Tuesday!!!! Send some sunshine up to Yorkshire pleeeese.
Hope all is good with you and yours.
Hugs Lisax

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on your win Gay and you definitely came up trumps with your guest card! Love the clever way you've coloured your stamp - SO effective! Vicky x

Jen W. said...

I think your fruit bowl is perfect for this challenge, Gay. I find busy images like this really intimidating to colour but your ombre inking and white highlights are perfect! This is definitely a trick I will borrow in the future!

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the guest designer spot, Gay, which you deserved following your win! Your harvest card is scrumptious and colored to perfection!! I also love the autumn card I saw when I came in through the front door just now! You are rocking it, sister, keep it up!! Hugs, Darnell

Judy1223 said...

Gay, it is such a pleasure to have you guest designing with us at CASology this week...your richly colored gradient background is perfect behind the harvest fruit bowl!

Jean said...

Love how you "colored" this intricate design ~ this is definitely a technique I will try ~ Congrats on your win at CASology!