Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mo's Challenge #157

Autumn Fun!

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the cool, crisp air and the beautiful fall foliage.
 Picking apples, and carving pumpkins are just part of the fun of the season!
"Autumn Fun" is this week's theme for Mo's Challenge.

This little girl is saying goodbye to a little robin that's heading south for the winter.
The little maple leaves were made with a punch then embossed using the Nellie Snellen rose leaf
embossing tool. I've found it can be used to give realistic veining to many styles and sizes of punched leaves. I ran the piece of light-weight cardboard though a paper crimper several times in both directions to achieve the texture

Image: "A Little Birdie Told Me" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Quickcutz flourish die, MS Branch border punch, 
EK Success maple leaf punch, Nellie Snellen rose leaf embossing tool, Paper Crimper

Papers: SU! Gable Green and Pumpkin and fall colored scraps, Neenah white, Light-weight

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon

Please join us in this week's Mo's Challenge! Just make an autumn themed card using one of Mo's great digital images for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

Thanks for dropping in for a visit!


  1. Beautiful card, Elaine! Wonderful coloring of Mo's sweet image! Love the leaves!

  2. Lovely Elaine. :-) All those little leaves are so cute. This is a precious image. Hugs!

  3. So lovely and delicate Elaine, love the effect of the swirls together with the leaves, they look like the wind that blows :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  4. Hi Elaine, this is gorgeous! Love the shape and your colouring is fab. I do like this image, cant wait to use mine
    Kat xx

  5. Elaine!
    This is so cute! I have this image as well in the African American one. I can't wait to start coloring that one!! Beautiful card.


  6. So sad to say goodbye to our feather friends as the cold weather approaches! Adorable card!!!

  7. Oh Elaine...this card is just precious! I love the colors...and what a sweet Mo image! I may be adding her to my "must have" list! And those teensy maple have the patience of a saint, m'dear!! I love the embossing! Hugs. Pat Frank