Friday, September 16, 2011

ROUND #3 . . .

 . . . of the Progressive Challenge over at Crafter's Digital Art Center (CDAC).  If you haven't yet joined this group and the fun challenges, swaps & chit chat ... why not do it today ... GO HERE for all the details.

For this 3rd round, we have another FIVE artists represented and awesome digi's to play with.  Our theme this round is FALL/AUTUMN FEELING.   Knowing the next couple of weeks are going to be busy ... I thought I'd better do them all NOW ... so here we go!


 First is a digi image from Nicecrane Designs.  He certainly looks like he has something to say (or complain about, lol) hence my 'Serendipity' sentiment.  I created the paper for the leaves using various Tim Holtz distress inks then cut out the leaves using the Spellbinder Shapeabilities Fall Leaves dies.  Background papers are DCWV and Prismacolor markers were used for my coloring.

 Secondly is a beautiful fall Sunflower digi image from Just Inklined.  The background papers are DCWV, coloring was done with Prismacolor markers, satin ribbon from Michaels and Cherry Lynn Designs butterfly die. 

 My third creation uses another digi that has someone who appears to have something to say!  This lovely lady is from Liastampz and I think she's saying REMEMBER ...(inside) It's all about You~ at least for today!  Happy Birthday!   My background paper is The Paper Studio 'Mirabelle'.  Wording was created using Creative Memories small sticker letters and coloring again was with Prismacolor markers.

 WOW ... now this fourth creation SCREAMS FALL to me!!  She's from Gurukitty Designs and my coloring is once again Prismacolor markers.  Solid color cardstock was used for backing and the Spellbinder Scallop Edge Frame was done twice ... once around my image on the white printed paper and again on this DCWV rusty fall designer paper.  I then  set my image inside the dp frame.  In my scraps were various pieces of paper that I had created using Adirondack Alcohol Inks (long ago) and decided to use those to cut my fall leaves again using the Spellbinder Shapabilities Fall Leaves dies.  Gold Stickles and a few Prima flowers finished this creation.

Last but not least is this awesome 'Bowl of Apples' from Glitterbabe.  After printing my design, I cut around the apples & bowl and added a piece of designer paper for the 'wallpaper backdrop'.  I wish you could see the dimension in my photo ... it's SO MUCH BETTER IRL!!  The apples have SU Crystal Effects on them for shine and the bowl is POPPED UP with dimensional.  The apples on the 'table' were created with a stamp from the Graphic45 'An ABC Primer' stamp set and various SU inks.  The butterfly border was laying on my work table and was 'screaming' to be used and the plaid dp is Paper Pizazz.

Always Something  Creative - AUTUMN
HeidisHobbystuggu - Fall Colors
Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings - AUTUMN
Craft Us Crazy #17 - Goodbye to Summer
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Fall into Fall
Just For Fun - Shades of Green
Rubber Cafe - Fabulous Fall
Digistamps4Joy - Colors of Fall
I Brake For Challenges - Backgrounds
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Celebrate the Season (I choose FALL)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  It has certainly 'cooled off' here in NE Ohio and although hubby & I are "ON VACATION" ... there's not a whole lot getting done today!!  That's okay ... I'm playing in my CAVE and that makes me a happy girl!  Later!



  1. WOW Darlene, You have been very very Busy. You have colored all these images beautifully. Wonderful Cards. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE

    Kate CDAC DT

  2. Wowzer, what a great selection and wonderful work on all these cards, you were certainly quick off the mark.

  3. This is beautiful Darlene, love the background paper and the image is just lovely.

  4. What wonderful images and your color combinations are just great.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

  5. Very pretty, :) Lori m

  6. your range of creativity is awesome!

    thanx a lot for playing along with us at ASC!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. Fantastic cards! Thanks for participating in the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu!

  8. absolutely fabulous creations! thank you so much for choosing a GLITTERBABE DIGI!!

    hope all is well otherwise.

    hugs :)

  9. Guessing your first picture is your shades of green entry. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun.

  10. How oh how do you manage to do all this while I am not looking??? You completely amaze me Darlene, what a talent you are and have!! Love all your cards but I must admit my favorite in this round is the Nicecrane card. You have touched total excellence here!!!

  11. Thank you for sharing your card with us at just for fun
    Von x

  12. What a wonderful job you have done with all of these images, Darlene. Your fall leaves are fabulous and those apples look good enough to eat.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog about my CDAC Progressive challenge card.

  13. You have been busy. Good luck in I Brake for Challenges contest.

  14. Wow, you have been busy. These are all fabulous. I love the leaves you created in the first one.

  15. Love the turkey and the lady in the shades of green. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

  16. My, oh my, what a busy girl you have been!! They are all fabulous!! That first image is a hoot!! Love the leaves you created!!

  17. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing with us at digital tuesday!!
    Greetings Anneke

  18. Fantastic cards! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy!
    Hugs, Elenor

  19. So many lovely card, great work!
    Thx for playing at HeidisHobbystuggu!
    Hugs -Eva Marie-

  20. Wow! Your card are all so wonderful! Thanks so much for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

    Connie M.

  21. Such fantastic selection of autumn cards. Love them all.Thanks for playing at HeidisHobbystuggu and good luck. Hope to see you back in october for a new challenge. I have candy if you're interested. Bettina x

  22. Hey Darlene. WOW what BEAUTIES here GF!!!! You are such a busy lady, fabulous work!!! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon...Email me so we can pick a play date!!!!

  23. What a lot of nice cards!!

    Thanks for joining us at ourAutumn at Allways something Creative



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