Monday, October 1, 2012

Tooting My Own Horn

Happy Monday!

Can you believe it's October already? Wow this year has flown by so quickly! We've had a gorgeous fall so far - the weather has been so beautiful with warm temps and blue skies - the longer that lasts, the better! If we could just hold off on the cold and snow until. . . . .oh, I don't know. . . . .maybe until Christmas Eve? (heehee)

I love the idea for the new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays this week! We are to create a card inspired by our own blog header - is that fun or what?! I knew in order to enter this one, I had to get a bit inky. This card may not look too clean and simple, but it's a one layer, and it literally only took me 15 minutes to create.


I did a bit of masking for the "river." I stamped the Hero Arts Classic Evergreen in a few different ink colors, then removed the mask and carefully shaded in the bottom for the water. I added a very light blue for the sky over the trees, stamped the sentiment and I was finished!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week! :)

44 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What amazing Fall colors, Barb, and I love the effect of the sentiment on the "river"! It so reminds me of the trip we took this weekend along the Mississippi!

Lin said...

LOVE how this turned out, Barb (and love your blog header; it's the essence of fall!)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this! Beautiful! Love this technique! I will have to try it.

Sue McRae said...

I absolutely love your colourful layered trees Barb! Fabulous take on your blog header!

Virginia L. said...

SO eye catching!! Love your colorful fall colors, Barb! Beautiful interpretation from your blog header! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

JUDI said...

Barb this is such a NEAT card. You did a beautiful job on the colors you used for the fall trees.
With Love Judi

Laura B. said...

Love your beautiful tress! So gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Breathtaking! I love your blog header and I LOVE your card! A one layer beauty!

Marlena M. said...

This is beautiful Barb~a perfect interpretation!

Nancy K said...

wow, i love it when you get inky! the colors are spectacular on this fabulous creation, Barb! how wonderful that your blog photo is so inspiring and beautiful!

Lynn said...

I know...how the heck did October get here so fast! But more importantly...I am in LOVE with your card...gorgeous, gorgeous colors...fabulous! So happy when you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anita Rex said...

Such a fun challenge and love your card based off your header! Looks like an enjoyed experience card too, those ones are the best!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous! The trees look so pretty! Love how you did the masking too.

Karen B. said...

This is gorgeous, and your stamping is magnificent!

~ Barb said...

I loved the idea for the challenge too and you just absolutely nailed it, gorgeous creation!
{Hugs} Barb

alexandra s.m. said...

Barb, your card is spectacular!
One can see how much you love this season by looking at this beauty!
TFS~

Dawn said...

beautiful Barb. Love the coloured trees. Your card really looks like your header!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful autumn colours, Barb!

Trinh said...

So vibrant and pretty, Barb! Wish we had fall foliage like that.

Nina Yang said...

Awesome card, Barb!!! How fun is this challenge!

Cat Craig said...

A wonderful card Barb, I love those trees and the blue corner. It all comes together so nicely.

Barb said...

This is just gorgeous! You've done an amazing job capturing your blog header! Lovely!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, what a perfect interpretation of your gorgeous blog header! Amazing!

echiepie14 said...

This is such a lovely card. I immediately thought of my visits to Vermont during the Fall. Breathtaking!

Elizabeth Allan said...

This coloful forest of trees is delightful!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

nice interpretation of your header,saw you on casual fridays

Chris D. said...

Wow Barb! Your card is stunning! Your stamping and inking are beautifully done. I'm thinking this needs to be framed!

Martha said...

Barb, what a GORGEOUS take on your blog header. You've created a BEAUTIFUL work-of-art! I love it!

Michele Gross said...

It's just lovely and a wonderful take on your header! Glad you tooted your horn with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the whole scene you created here ! FAB :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Robin K. said...

Oh Barb! This is my kind of card!!! Looooooove how it turned out!!! Thanks so much for sharing your link to the Scrapfest photos- I missed seeing you all this year:). Excited about the possible get-together next year Marcy suggested on Flickr!!! And thanks for your warm welcome back:)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Your card is gorgeous, great take on the challenge. I haven't been around much lately and trying to get back into the swing of making more cards. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your gorgeous fall weather. Hugs to you.

Lisa said...

Love your take on the header Barb! The colors are just so fabulous! It's a gorgeous one-layer :)

Debby said...

Perfect interpretation of your header! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Jana said...

Such gorgeous colors!

Stephanie Washburn said...

YAY! Such a PERFECT representation of your blog header! I love it! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

Jennifer Grace said...

Love the autumnal look, so pretty and colourful! x

Heather Maria said...

Happy World Card Making Day, Barb! Your card is gorgeous! I love the way you've repeatedly stamped the trees in those gorgeous autumn colours - looks just like the colours in the trees here now! I also love the creative way you've created the river! Hope you get to have some inky time today:)

Brenda said...

This is a beauty Barb! I wish we had Fall colours here, but no such luck!

Joy said...

You should toot your own horn on this card, talk about GORGEOUS!!! you did a wonderful job interpreting your blog banner..hugs

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous interpretation of your blog Header Barb

MarcyK924 said...

This couldn't be any more perfect! LOVE your masking and the inking of the trees! XOXO

Bethany S. said...

gorgeous.