Tuesday 19 November 2013

When every leaf is a flower

I have had the pleasure this month of being a guest DT member for Simply Challenged Challenges and this is my second and last project for them.  It features Snowball Fight Miller from Simply B Stamps Teen Scene Fall and Winter collection.

It hopefully showcases the current Simply Challenged Challenges' theme of Thanksgiving.  We don’t have an equivalent holiday here in Australia so I did some googling and saw lots of Autumn colours and pumpkins so that’s what I’ve gone with.  But where are Miller’s snowballs you ask?  Under all those leaves and pumpkins of course!

I couldn’t think of a way of making a snowball image look Thanksgivingy so I cropped the pumpkin out of Pumpkin Patch Betty, also from the same collection from Simply B Stamps, and some leaves from Oscar Pile of Leaves from the Jude and the Rockers Fall collection and did some decoupage.  And boy did I hate myself for that when I realised just how blunt my detail scissors are but in the end I think the effect was worth it.

Underneath it all is the unaltered Snowball Fight Miller image, I coloured all the snow areas in a pale orange, in case my leaves didnt cover everything.  Miller was coloured in grey and I printed a second image in which I coloured Miller and cut him out so he sits above the pile of leaves.  If you look carefully you can see the top of the snowball Miller is holding peaking out from under the pumpkin I stuck over the top of it!

To make up my card I followed the current sketch at Retrosketches.  I also finally got to use my Spellbinders Maple Leaves die on this; the sentiment is printed and comes with the entire Teen Scene Fall and Winter collection bundle.  I love the embossed edge of Nesties too so I used them to cut the rectangles that were part of the sketch and I sat Miller on.  With all those die cuts I’m entering my card in the current Hiding in my Craft Room challenge.

Being Autumn there are a few challenges with related themes going on and I am linking up my card at the Autumn / Fall colours challenge at Stampin’ for the Weekend, as I have both a stamp and loads of Autumn colours featured.  I’m also entering it at the Fall challenge at Digi Haven as I have used a digi stamp along with my Autumn colours.  Finally, hopefully it is right for a Thanksgiving project as I am linking it up at the current challenge at Brown Sugar.

Now please go check out what the awesome DT have done and then create your own Thanksgiving project featuring a Simply B Stamps image to enter, we'd love to see what you create.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (R02 cheeks & lips)
Eyes E33, E37, 0
Hair E29, E33, E35, E37, E49
Outfit E23, E25, E27, E29, R24, R29, R46, R59, R89, W5, W6, W7, YR20, YR21, YR23, Y38
Pumpkins & Leaves G43, G46, R24, R29, R46, R59, R89, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, Y38, YR20, YR21, YR23
Dies & Cut Files etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5x7 Matting Basics
Spellbinders Nestabilities Maple Leaves
Inks & Paints etc
Pebbles Chalk – Metallics
Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tea Stain
BoBunny Noel Memories
Christina Re Shimmering Pearl
Farmhouse Paper Company – Country Kitchen Secret Recipe
Ribbons & Trims etc
Boyle Decorative Wrap

Stampin’ for the Weekend – Autumn / Fall colours
Edit: I won at Stampin' for the Weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a wonderfully creative way to showcase a snowball fight and thanksgiving. I just love the image too. Your colouring is great. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Lynn, DT BSCB

  2. Fabulous card. Love all the fall colours and great elements. Thank you for joining the Digi Haven Challenge. Hugs, Mette


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