Sunday, October 17, 2021


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We were all given the lovely Autumn Breeze set to create with, and here is my project:

Now, the really nice thing about The Paper Shelter sets is that you receive not only the black and white digital image, you also get a wonderful pre-colored version of the image, and a stunning coordinating paper to go with it!  As tempted as I was to use the pre-colored version, I decided I would be brave and color it myself. Also, instead of printing everything out on white, I changed it up and used this light kraft colored cardstock that I also used on these cards here.  To stretch myself even further, I used colored pencils as my coloring medium, which I don't often do.  Using the pre-colored version as inspiration for shading, I came up with this, and I love it!  I have been very inspired lately by seeing purples used in fall cards, so I chose to use purples and greens for her dress.   A Sakura gold Gelly Roll pen was used to add accents to her dress and tights:

To die cut the image,  I used Oblong Doily Frames by Darice, gluing the frame flat to the patterned paper (which is the one that came with the image), and popping up the image oval piece on foam tape.  After die cutting the pieces, I dry embossed the frame, and then added either Brushed Corduroy or Frayed Burlap oxide ink to the decorative openings in the die.  Wink of Stella clear brush pen was also added to these areas.  You can see a bit of that in this next photo.  To make the image panel match, I inked around the edges also.  I don't really care for the yellow edge it left around the image though.  😬

You can also see the shimmer I added to this Honey Bee Stamps Bitty Buzzwords die using a gold Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.  Does anyone else still use these?  I have a bunch of them in different colors that I got on sale at Michael's years ago, but I never have much luck using them without making a mess. 😦  OH, I almost forgot...I added lots of splatter to the patterned paper with the oxide inks before I added it to the brown cardstock layer.  I thought that was needed to help differentiate the patterned paper from the kraft card base.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #63:  ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #54:  ATG (2/5)
Moving Along with the Times #135:  BINGO board (center row--image, patterned paper, glitter-pens)
Craft Rocket #86:  Autumn or mushrooms (Autumn for my entry)
Color It, Create It, Show it off:  ATG with coloring (2/3)
Daisy Chain #57:  Autumn/Halloween
Digi Doodle Studios #43:  Fall/Halloween
The Paper Funday #34:  ATG or optional Halloween/color purple (her dress has some purple)
Unicorn Challenge #70:  Autumn/Halloween

So, that's my card!  Be sure to head on over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to see what the rest of Team B have created, and to join us!  The challenge runs for 2 weeks, so hopefully you will have plenty of time.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~ Marie


  1. A beautiful card, lovely design, pretty image - your pencil colouring is fabulous! Thank you for playing along at Crafty Catz this week.

  2. So beautiful with the wind in her hair, gorgeous card..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Sweet card. Love the image and your coloring. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy.

  4. This is lovely card and I especially like the sentiment die you have used and how you have layered it up. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate x

  5. Gorgeous card Maria! Thank you for sharing with us over at ColorIt! Create It! Show It Off!. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Gale DT

  6. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  7. Great job thank you for joining the My Time To Craft challenge - DT JudithCE

  8. Lovely job! Your coloring is brilliant!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  9. Fantastic image, love the background paper! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

  10. I think the yellowish edge is fine, it gives it a sort of glow, it's a pretty card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Funday.

  11. Nicely nicely colored and I love the halo around the image. Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  12. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper



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