Trish has selected Barb(barbiep) as the Queen for this week. I have come to know Barb personally and not only is she a talented stamper, but a lovely, lovely lady who is a delight. This comes through in the sweet, kind and encouraging comments which she leaves for so many others here on SCS.
I chose this CARD since I was drawn to its leaf theme. Heather Nichols had a technique on her BLOG that I was anxious to try and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I changed the layout of Barb's card slightly. Changed colors and added a sentiment.
The F4A was to use gradated colors. I did this with sponging using colors in the red through yellow shades.
A HUGE HUG and CONGRATULATIONS, Barb. A well-earned and well-deserved honor.
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012 GMT Views: 1645
Registered: May 28, 2008 Location: Arnold, Missouri Posts: 13310
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 @ 2:41 PM
My, Sallie, you are going WAY back in my gallery, and I so love your version much better than mine. Your colors are so vibrant. An absolutely beautiful "fall" card". I am so honored to be CASEd by one as tallented as you. You know how I feel about your work, since I am so blessed to have gotten to know you in person. Thank you so much for taking time to give me little hints to broaden my knowlege in the crafting world. I appreciate your friendship, and thank you for your kind words. You are a GEM!
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Registered: March 13, 2012 Location: Southern Florida Posts: 4612
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 @ 4:01 PM
I love the colors you worked with on this card! Wonderful "take"on the leaf theme. I LOVE the background (maybe I have to get those leaf stamps!) the dark ribbon is perfect (really think the stitching kicks it up a notch), and the pale framed image of the single leaf against both pops beautifully.
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 6:36 AM
Sallie, what an attractive card!! Love the colors you have used...gives it a fall feeling... I am ready after 100 degree weeks here in TEXAS, with not a raindrop in sight!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??