Friday, November 8, 2013

A Touch of Fall


It has been a good day!  I am still off work since my hospitalization in October but I am not complaining!   Love my Boss and she suggested that I could use another two weeks to get stronger!   That is really a GREAT Boss! :D    The sun is shining and yet there is a crisp touch of Fall in the air!    It has been wonderful to spend time watching the beautiful color changes around  me!   

And speaking of Fall -  I want to share my Fall  DT card I created for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.   As you may know - it is always "Anything Goes" but for those who want to try the challenge twist - it is to make a "Fall" themed card.   If you participate in the twist - your name will go in the challenge twice!    That means - more chances to win!   




Pumpkins (Oak Pond Creations)

Base Card:  Pure Luxury Ivory (GKD)
Base Layer:  Green from my stash 
Top Layer:  Pure Luxury - Sweet Mango (GKD)
Focal Image:  Cryogen White (Curious Metallic, Inc.)

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Memento Truffel (Tsukineko)
Reeves Watercolor
Watercolor pencil 

Divine Swirls Embossing Folder (Provo)
ScorPal or other scoring board
Embossing machine
Die Cut machine 
Flourish (Sillhouette)
Paper Trimmer



Copic Alcohol Ink markers
Watercolor  Background
Whimsical Background 

Tip for the Day: 
I like to purchase exra white or ivory embellishments and then use alcohol ink or spray mists to add a touch of color that will coordinate with my focal image.   That way - I need fewer varieties of colored embellishments and can spend more of other fun crafting goodies! 

 I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:

That's all for today and thank you for  stopping by.  

 Hugs, Marie


  1. Marie, Beautiful as usual. I think you used brown on your pumpkins and it looks fabulous. I do that on my pumpkins, but can't get it to show in my pictures. boohoo. Your background is just phenomenal. Love the little dots of color and your squiggly lines. Thanks for the great tip on flowers/embellishments. That could save a lot of money. Isn't it so nice to work for such nice people? I also love my boss, well he is my boss when I work that is. (retired, but fill in when people are out) LOL. Please tell your boss for me that she is a good person, but her loss is our gain because we get to see more of your cards. YAY! Enjoy your weekend but get enough rest also.
    Hugs, Donna

  2. An absolutely beautiful Fall creation. Great tip of the day, too!!!

  3. What a beautiful card Marie. I love those gorgous rich colours xx

  4. Awesome job. Beautiful fall colors and always colored stunning! Love the swirls, fits perfect with the image. Have a wonderful week end. Love the flowers and leaves they turned out amazing..

  5. Hello Marie. Your card and coloring is Fabulous. I saw this on MIM..loz

  6. Hi Marie,
    It was such a pleasure talking to you this evening at MFTM. Your work is truly gorgeous! Each design is a delight to the eye. Oooooh, I can learn so much from your amazing backgrounds - they are truly the cherry on top! I hope you'll find answers to your health issues and get quickly on the road to feeling MUCH better. Happy Coloring - I hope we get to visit again.
    Larelyn Sartini

  7. Your card is amazing as always, Marie! Those pumpkins are colored so beautifully, and that! Love the colors!

  8. I love what you created with this image, Marie! The whole design is so beautiful and I wish I new how to color the way you do!

  9. Marie, this card is just spectacular. You've really created a treasure with this image. I've featured this card on the Oak Pond Creations Facebook page today. You are an amazing artist. Hugs and happy crafting! -Kimberly

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment and sharing my card. It is easy with an amazing image!


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