Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Brad Mashup!

 Well, I'm sad to say that this is my last posting as a guest designer for the Friday Mashup!  I have thoroughly enjoyed my opportunity to work with these talented ladies.  The mashup is a fun concept and I will continue to work on these weekly challenges!  So - for this final Friday of September the mash up, which is a Fan Favorite Pick created by Lisa Runyon, is:
  • Make a "Fall themed" project
  • Or Make a Project that uses "Brads...lots and lots of Brads".
  • Or "Mash it Up" and create a fun "Fall themed project that uses lots and lots of Brads".
One thing I love about fall beside the crunchy leaves on the ground, are the Black Eyed Susans which come into perfect bloom at this time of year.  I walk past a yard which has a whole bed full of them, and some other little groupings scattered around in other beds.  I smile each day I pass and see this one little grouping, standing tall and unwilted while the other plants around them are beginning to fade.  They're just so happy looking.  So - they were my inspiration for this card - and I chose to use brads to highlight the "eyes".

The Crochet Trim has been changed up a bit.  At the Regionals I was at two weeks ago, one of the home-office demonstrators showed how to colour the trim with ink.  You need to wash it out a bit first to remove the chemical that is on it - otherwise the ink sort of beads on top of the fibers.  I just rinsed the trim out with a bit of handsoap, dried it with my heat gun and then applied the ink from the ink pad with a sponge dauber.

Be sure to head over to The Friday Mashup! to see all the FALL-icious cards the DT have come up with.  Be sure to link your own creation to that blogsite and when posting on a public gallery remember to use FM26.

The last two Saturdays have been spent at Stampin'Up! events - now tomorrow I'm attending an Orff workshop.  Should be full of musical fun, fun, fun.  Hope your weekend is gearing up with things to look forward to.  And thanks again to Holly for the opportunity and privilege of being a guest designer for September!

Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

7 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

You used the brads in such a cool way!! I kinda missed that part of the challenge! Love your card Joan, it was wonderful working with you at the FM. Have a great weekend!
Lesley

Kasey said...

Hi Joan,
You've been a fabulous addition to our Design Team for this past month adding your wonderful art as inspiration to our challenges. I hope you get another opportunity to join us again in the future.

Your Black Eyed Susans are pretty amazing with the brads as their centres. Thanks for the tip on dying the lace trim.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Lisa said...

We were so happy to have you as a GD Joan! Its been a real pleasure to see your creations every week!

Beautiful card and I love the use of the big brads. I dont see many black-eyed susans in my area but they are so pretty, I love them!

Brises said...

Such a wonderful card, Joan! I love autumn colours:)
Thank you for the nice comment in my blog:)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I am drawn to the fabulous colours and fabulous stamped images. Thank you for the tip on inking ribbon.

Holly said...

We loved having you on the Design team this month Joan. Thank you for all of your fabulous creations! This is so pretty, what a great idea to use the brads as the centers like that.

Lisa said...

I love your card! I agree with the others... such unique use of brads! I also love this stamp set and really love how you used them together! Great work!