Thursday, August 12, 2010

Operation Write Home Fall Midweek Throwdown Challenge

Yesterday was the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge and the challenge is:  a fall themed any occasion card.

My image today I was lucky enough to win from Shelly's Images and she was very generous with me, I was torn between two images and she sent me both.  What a sweetie!   I just love the detail in this image of the pumpkins, the opportunities for shading and the shapes of the pumpkins themselves as well as the leaves.  It seems like orange has become one of my favorite colors.  

I was also following the OWH sketch #29 for this card.  After I made it I noticed that I didn't follow it exactly, I did flip it on it's side but the long strip wasn't supposed to go all the way to the edge of the card.  I find it interesting that my mind just doesn't "see" that, this is the second card I made with this sketch and did the same thing.  I do still have a chance to get it right though!

20 comments:

Carrie said...

what a wonderful fall card. I love your shading on the pumpkins.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, I love your color choices too! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh, Jan! I LOVE these pumpkins! I am so in the mood to move into cooler Fall weather and your card perfectly set the tone for that! Wonderful work, my friend ;D

ThePurplePlace said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!
I love this Jan and your coloring is fabulous! :)

Thank you again for allowing me to help out with the Challenge, it was a pleasure and I've truly enjoyed getting to know you and ALL the crafters at OWH! Everyone is fantastic!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Louise Fox said...

Oohhhhh! Awwwwwww! Uhhhhhh! Love this card. Your coloration is just lovely Jan. So very Fall. Blessings, Louise

Laura said...

I love everything about this card.Gorgeous!!!

Carolina Girl said...

L love this image like you and congratulations on getting 2 images. Beautiful work...i went to site but maybe I' confused...where did you get that image and the designer paper...so pretty.! Always enjoy surfing your blog!

Cindy's Card Co said...

This card is awesome. Don't you just love making fall cards, there's so much you can do with the colors.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is gorgeous with those great pumpkins and beautiful papers! I like it exactly the way you did it, sketch or no sketch!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is gorgeous with those great pumpkins and beautiful papers! I like it exactly the way you did it, sketch or no sketch!

Shelly said...

Beautiful coloring! Your card is lovely, Jan.

Sherry Hickey said...

Gorgeous card, Jan. I just love pumpkins!!

Marianne said...

Jan,
Your cards always blow me away. Your coloring is outstanding.

Yolanda said...

Beautiful! I'm a big fan of orange and pumpkins.

jayne said...

Beautiful! Love the pumpkin image - great coloring!

Tricia said...

I love this! What elegant simplicity!

Maryann said...

Very pretty card!

helloholley said...

Hi Jan!!! Your card is just gorgeous....your coloring is perfect ,as always!!! Have a great weekend!!!

jimlynn said...

Fabulous and your coloring is wonderful.
Lynn

Shelly's Images said...

Oh Jan....you did such a beautiful job with this card, and great coloring of the pumpkins. Sooo pretty!