Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My first Simply Sassy Inspiration Post

Hello there!! Welcome to my first Inspirational post for Simply Sassy. We don't have the new stamps yet but we were too excited to get started so we thought we'd start out showcasing some of the older ones. I've got a lot of pics for you today, so I'll keep it short and sweet. Here's my card...

I just love this Fairy Tale image, she is def my fav....probably has something to do with my mom always putting me in dresses(seriously, I didn't wear pants to school until 3rd grade). Not to mention dress-up was my favorite thing to play and oh how my mother indulged me by buying fancy dresses on clearence at bridal shops. Yes, I was spoiled, I'll admit it.

Ive been seeing these different sort of easel cards around and I've been wanting to try it out fora while, so I thought what better time then now. I couldn't decide what pic was better , so above is the side view and here's the front view...

These fab papers are Basic Gray's Cappella and they are sooo pretty! I've distressed all the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then colored the edges with a couple of copics. I've also colored the pearls and the two small flowers with copic( these match much better IRL)
Here's your close-up! I'm working on my darker skin tones and I absolutely LOVE how she turned out! I think I will stick with these color choices...if I can rememberwhat they were,lol. Doesn't her hair look fab in those dark browns! Oh' what i would give to have some color to my skin, but no, I'm about as white as you can get and of course I couldn't get a tan to save my life!!
Anyway, sorry for blabbing, here's the inside. I'm starting to second guess that's looking very out of place to me now. I already took it off once and tried some flowers, but they sat too high. Hmmmmm, will have to think about it. There is a LOT of distressing going on on the indside of this card and I just kept adding different colors til I was satisified, so I have no clue what to tell you about that. All the embellishments here are from my stash.
Almost forgot, here's the copics...
Ok, well, I think that about does it. Sorry if I blabbered on much for the short and sweet 'eh. Well, I hope you liked my card and plese don't forget to stop by the Simply Sassy blog and see what the other girls have been up to this week, you won't want to miss out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Crafts and Me: Paper Tearing
Delightful Challenges: Easel Card
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Something New(new type of card)
Creative Card Crew: Fancy Folds


Kruemel said...

Love your card Autumn! Those darker skin tones make her look so beautiful and relaxed. Love how you perfectly matched the colors of your papers on her.

Big hugs
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Trina said...

Autumn, it's so nice to see this cute stamp in brown! You did a great job!

Ulrike*** said...,...I'm absolutely impressed,...I love this new creation,.....great,....wonderful details,....fantastic,....wish u the best...Ulrike

Patricia said...

Wow Autumn just beautiful!!

Julie said...

What an absolutely stunning card,I love the skin tones you'veachieved,Fabulouse! x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Autumn, what a beautiful card. I love your colouring on the sassy image and the different style of easel card is fab. Gorgeous papers and the lace is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Teresa said...

Hello Autumn thank you for joining in at crafts and me this week. Your work is stunning the card has so much detail, I have just signed up to follow your blog to see what else you create.
Teresa x

Rachel said...

Oh my she turned out absolutely gorgeous!!! your easel card is Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Krista said...

I love her darker skin!!...You did a great job:)!!...I love what you do with your images...always so pretty and neatly presented!!...

xoxo, Krista

Cec said...

This is a gorgeous easel card and such a nice combination of rectangular and circular. The inside is finished as nicely as the outside. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Aussie Loz said...

love the dark skin Autumn and her chocolate hair.. I mean, dark brown hair! (she looks yummy hehe) Your colouring is gorgeous as always... come visit me in Aus during Summer and I'll get ya tan! ♥

Vicky said...

Hi Autumn this is a gorgeous card I love the style of it & your SS image is awesome....she is my fave Simply Sassy. I love your colouring its awesome & its really nice to see darker skin.

Thankyou for joining us girlies at Crafts & Me & hope you will again, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

paperfun said...

Your easel card is gorgeous. Your coloring is awesome.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


LaJanette said...

Hi Autumn; This is such a stunning card...oh so pretty! Love her hair and skintones; they are just perfect.

Did you know that you were the one that got me into Simply Sassy stamps?? I think you were also my first follower :)

Well I have an award for you here: