Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's one of the only kinds of recipes I like (again).

You know, the kind that means you don't have to cook! It's my turn to host the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. This time around, with the help of some brainstorming from my fabulous friends on the DT, it's a recipe challenge! Since I love so many things about fall that I could not pick just one, I picked a few! I love the colors, the leaves, and the textures of everything. Heck, if I could have figured out how to add the smell of campfires, I'd have done that, too! Since I couldn't, our recipe just deals with colors, leaves, and textures. Make a card using the following recipe:
F - fabric
A - amber (as in the color, not the stone!)
L - lace
L - leaf or leaves

Easy enough, right? Here's my card.
I had the hardest time picking which image I wanted to use, simply because Guylou has so many great ones for fall. I finally settled on Chuck with his pumpkins. I colored the image with copics. Here's how I fulfilled the recipe:
F (fabric) - the houndstooth paper is actually a thin piece of fabric that I inked and adhered with glue lines. The leaves are felt.
A (amber) - well, hopefully, you can see the color in the paper I used to mount everything, and in the button.
L (lace) - this card went to my father-in-law for his birthday, so I didn't want to make it too girlie. I found a strip of lace that would fit through the buttonholes.
L (leaves) - I added felt ones and stickers.

I colored Chuck with copics. It's a bit off topic, but I have to tell you a funny story. I gave this card to my father-in-law last night. He was asking me about the image, because he thought it came colored like that. I told him about my incredibly talented friend Guylou and how this is one of her images. He's heard about her already, so that wasn't the shock. Then I told him that I colored it. He said, "you can do that with crayons?" I told him that I used markers, and he said, "how did you stay inside the lines?" My reply: "because I'm not five anymore, dad." I guess we never grow up in the eyes of our parents. Or, in this case, my adopted parent. Funny part is that my FIL didn't even meet me until I was in my 20's!!!

So, anyhow, you have until November 3 at 10:00 p.m. EST to cook up your own card or project using our recipe. Post it over at Guylou's Inimitability for a chance to win a $5 gift card to her store, where she has some super cute images! And while you're at it, why not try for a shot on the DT? Details on the GI blog!


Guylou said...

:) Your FIL's comment is so cute!!! Your coloring is fabulous and I totally understand why he was so impressed!!! Your card is soooo beautiful! Love all the elements and the bg pp are perfect for this image. Totally fabulous!!!

Sara I. said...

LOL, how funny!!! This card is OTT incredible! The papers are fantastic and so are those felt leaves!! Very clever to add a hint of lace on top of the button! Love it! xx

Brenda said...

LOL, I am glad you can stay in the lines Gina!! Such a funny story! Glad he loved your card. I love your card. Love your used of the recipe items. Such a great design! Hugs~Bren

Kim Kelley said...

I love it Gina! I agree about the recipe part too! COOK who has time! The horseshoe background paper is so cute and I love the wa you colored Chuck...and the grass!

Tracy S said...

lol thanks for sharing that story, it gave me a chuckle... " how did you stay in the lines?"..LOL that is funny stuff. I love your response too.

Love this card and how you used the leaf stickers under him. Looks like we had the same idea but with different mediums.


oh and thanks for the fun challenge!~

Carmen said...

I like the paper that u used! The colours are soooo nice! And the image is cool. This is one of my favorite! Great card!