Thursday, August 6, 2009

IO DT Challenge- Fall Colors

Time for another Impression Obsession challenge, and this time the theme is.....fall colors! At first I thought I would make a card with fall colors, but not necessarily a fall theme. However, a while back, one of the other DT members used this pear to make a Christmas card. I told her that I immediately thought of fall when I saw the pear rather than Christmas. So, I thought the color challenge was a perfect time to use my pear. In the end, I really tried to color my pear to look like a brown bosc pear.

To make the card, I stamped the pear onto cream paper using brown Memento ink. I then colored the pear and flowers with Copic markers and added some yellow jewels to the centers of the flowers. I also added a saying that I think makes a great Thanksgiving saying. I have tons of sayings that say "happy Thanksgiving" or mention "bounty" or "blessings." I thought this phrase was a nice take-off of more tradiional Thanksgiving quotes. To finish the card, I added some decorative Frances Meyer paper.

Want to see other fall color cards? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Kelli, and Shirley created. Want to play along with the challenge? Email your own Impression Obsession card using fall colors to Shirley,and every week cards will be highlighted on the Impression Obsession blog. Fun!


10 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Love the golden tones on your card and your pear! Lovely.

Julie Koerber said...

oooOOOOoo, I love the fall look of your pear - your coloring rocks on this too! I laughed when I read "one of the others made her pear for Christmas" -- I said,hey, that was me!?! HA! Sorry, this is me before coffee!

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! Gorgeous card and a perfect bosc pear! :-)

Shirley said...

Absolutely so Fall and so lovely too!

Daniela said...

Beautiful creation. Love the pair and the coloring.

Jenny Gropp said...

I'm loving it in these colors. Your coloring is PERFECT! Looks good enough to eat!!! Wonderful job showing another fab way to use this stamp that I would not have thought of!!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That's a great card! Love how you colored the pear!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Your colorization is AWESOME! Gorgeous card!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE how you colored the pear...Beautiful Card Laura!!

Diana said...

Great pear card Laura. Thanks for sharing