Sunday, June 21, 2009

SFTW Time of the Season

This week's Stampin for the Weekend Challenge (#3) is based on the titles of a couple of my favorite songs. We were to find inspiration in "Time of the Season" or "Whiter Shade of Pale" (or "Please Mr. Postman," a fun song but not on my personal top 20.) While pondering that, I realized I'd missed a VSN mini at SCS. One of the VSN challenges was to create a card in brown, yellow, white, red and green. Sounds like fall to me. So, I took my inspiration from VSN to create my SFTW card, Time of the Season, for my favorite season, fall.

The main stamped image is from Chapel Road Art Stamps, featuring a Walt Whitman quote about leaves. There's a little glitter on the leaves that you can't see in the photo. I also used a stamped strip I had made earlier (and came across while cleaning up my stamping area.) To make that leafy strip, I colored a maple leaf stamp (All Night Media) with markers, spritzed with water and stamped for a watercolor effect.

To finish it off, I added a maple leaf brad and some piercing.


  1. Your card is gorgeous Sandy. I love the autumn feel to the card and the images are beautiful. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

  2. Hiya Sandy,
    Brilliant card I love the sparkle on the leaves and this is our first fall card what a great season such lovely colours and you have captured it perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  3. Hi Sandy, love the autmny feel to this card its my favorite season :)

    The sparkle on the leaves looks really fab, gorgeous rich colours....

    Thanks for joining us at SFTW, good luck hugs pops x x x

  4. Your card is beautiful, Sandie! And my favourte season is autumn, too. The colours are perfect and I love the stamp and the quote. The brad is such a nice detail.

    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again, next week, too. :)

  5. Hi Sandy. I really like your card. the simplicity of it is so inspiring! Love the colours and that image is just so nice!

    Thank you for joining us this week at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun designing your card, and that we will see you again next week. Good Luck.


  6. Fabulous card Sandy and so nice to see an Autumn theme. I love how you have coloured and spritzed the side panel which is a perfect compliment to your main image with sweet quote.
    Thank you for joining us at "Stampin´for Weekend" and we hope you will play along with us next week too.
    Nicola -x-

  7. This is gorgeous Sandy, I like the clean look to it and stitching in the corner gives it a extra touch! :) Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week :)

    Hugs Ida

  8. Well Sandy this is the first Fall card I've seen for the Time of the Season song, and you've done a wonderful job on it., love the fall leaves strip that you managed to find (it's amazing what's hiding when we clean up the crafting area isn't it) Great color combo too and love the piercing you've done in the corner.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
    Donna xx

  9. Gorgeous colours and layout. I love all your stamping and the way you've used half the scalloped oval.
    Thanks for joining the SFTW challenge this week.
    Jen x

  10. Hi Sandy, oh I do love the colours you've chosen to make this card, such a lovely autumnal feel about it. The piercing in the corner is really effective and adds a lovely touch to your card too. Thank you so much for taking part with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, good luck and hopefully you'll be able to join in with many more of our challenges too. xx vicki xx


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