I Am Sponsoring A Challenge


Hello!  I am so delighted to be joining the two lovely sponsors Scribbles Designs and Melonheadz as the third sponsor for this week Autumn Colors And Twine theme over at the Outlawz Monday-Greetings Challenge.

For my part of the prize drawing, I will be giving away to our lucky winner my first hand sketched pumpkin digi set 'So Thankful,' which comes with the 3 sentiments .

For my card above I combined the pumpkins and the 'Welcome Autumn' sentiment from my 'So Thankful' set along with a brand new digi I just created this week - the fenced tree on the corner of the countryside road. I titled it 'Nature' for now until I can come up with a better name.

How I created my pumpkin-fenced tree card

When I first started stamping 9 years ago, I learned to add colors to my trees and landscape not with Copic markers but with ink pads. For my attempt to capture the beauty of the autumn colors, I decided to revisit this old method, applying Hero Arts Shadow Inks on the trees and grass. I also applied the 'burnishing' technique on the sky and trees. For my pumpkins and road, I colored with Copic markers.

I created my scene layout in Microsoft Word. Right off I wanted the sentiment to be on the left side. So after I dragged in my fenced tree, I flip it horizontally and made a copy. Cropped the copied image in half and sent it behind the original. Next I dragged in my pumpkins, twice, to create a pumpkin patch. Print and start coloring. Next, I adhesive the image layer onto a black cardstock with foam tape. Then onto the alcohol inked leave embossed base layer with double side adhesive.

I found this short autumn quote by Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott on Google which I recreated into a digi. Then pulled in my 'Welcome Autumn' sentiment from my 'So Thankful' pumpkin set. Print and die cut using one of Sue Wilson's Creative Expression dies frame which the name slip me at the moment. Then, wrapped the twine around the image layer and mount the sentiment tag over it with foam tape.

The finished card one more look:

I'm curious to know, what is your favorite season? Also, if you have a nice short name for my new fenced tree digi, please share.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and perhaps share a thought, comment as well questions with me before you go. It's truly a joy hearing from you!


Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks: Poppyfield, honeycomb, Citrus, Butterscotch
Hero Arts Shadow Inks in colors of: Soft Yellow, Soft Vanilla, Soft Granite, Soft Stone, Pool
Impression Obsession' Picket fence die
My Favorite Things' Rectangle Frame dies
Tiny leaves dies Impression Obsession
Green Cardstock: Taylored Expression
Copic blending paper for images
Heavyweight cardstock - white
Dauber sponges
Sofft mini applicator sponges
Crafter Companion 'Wildflower' clear stamp set


  1. TOP-NOTCH work, Christina! I love the colors and you used for the gorgeous fall scene cards. The attentions to details really paid off. I also want to thank you for giving me such kind and thoughtful comment in my blog today. You must know how much I appreciate you! Hugs!

  2. Oh, Christina, you continue to delight and amaze with your artistic gifts! I love this beautiful fall scene and love your new digis! Wow, I'm so thrilled for you. I love the warm colors and the fabulous sentiment! What a delight to visit today, sweet friend! Hugs!

  3. Beautiful autumn cards, Christina! And love your digital stamp set! Those sentiments are so elegant and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Hugs xx