Friday, October 4, 2013

Rustic Sunflower for Queen Jan

I'm seeing Fall everywhere I look.  The leaves are not really colorful here, but they're falling rapidly.  It's impossible to keep the walk swept up.  But it's kinda fun to crunch those leaves under our feet.


The Queen for the Day at SCS today is Jan (aka Precious Kitty).  I didn't have to go far to find an inspiration.  I chose this beautiful card to CASE.  Jan CASED her card so I guess it's a CASE of a CASE.  This is one of my favorite layouts.

All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Ink: Smoky Slate
Paper:  Naturals White, Summer Sun (retired), Chocolate Chip
Other:  Simply Scored, Burlap Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Daisies #2 Bigz Die (retired), Twine (non SU)

To do the faux wood siding, I scored a piece of Naturals White on my Simply Scored then dragged my Smoky Slate inkpad over it very gently.  The bow is 4 loops on my bow maker.  I cut the stitching off the edges of the burlap ribbon to give it a more rustic look. Now I wish I hadn't. I got more of a rustic look than I wanted.  

There are a lot of challenges to do Fall/Autumn cards. 

Sunflowers always make me think of Fall.

See the sunflowers in the picture?


CASology

Aren't sunflower seeds harvested in the Fall?

I love the colors of Fall, the promise of cooler weather, the smell of wood smoke and fallen leaves, pumpkin bread and gingersnap cookies.  What do you like best about Fall?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Enjoy!

28 comments:

Benzi said...

Gorgeous Fall card, Bonnie. I love the way you loop that twine and it looks so pretty with that flower. The faux wood siding looks great, too.

Mrs A. said...

Well you solved the case!! Your sunflower card is lovely and I like that rustic look. Hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--you've done it again, Bonnie! Fabulous, eye-catching card!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Your sunflower is so pretty ... I love that bright shade of yellow. Love the textures from the burlap ribbon and twine.

You've mentioned everything that I love about fall :) It's my favorite time of year. Loll xx

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, I love the burlap with the frayed edges AND that wood "siding"! Fabulous card!
Lynn

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great cas card Bonnie- the sunflower is so pretty-I love the warm days and cool nights of fall-plus we usually have a spectacular show of leaves here in PA

Cynthia said...

Whaaaat??? I LOVE that burlap ribbon all rustic looking like that!! I thought you had done it on purpuse! Shhh...next time don't tell us and we'll all think you're an artistic genius! ;-)

Love the card--I'm going to try that faux siding soon! So cool!!

And my favorite thing about Autumn is the cooler temps! And candy corn. =D

Kylie said...

Well I love your extra rustic look, Bonnie. Stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and ATCAS xx

MaryH said...

Love your bright sunflower and absolutely love that burlap highlighting this flower blaze on your white card. I liked the fraying edges on your ribbon...it looked _just right_! Also liked that scoring...looked like house battens. Always love your special bow too. What I like best about Fall: the blaze of glorious colors we get to see around our areas, when we've not had a drought filled summer. Am hoping when we get back to SC, we will start to see this. We're losing a lot of leaves too, but some in the area have started to show a bit of color. None in our immediate subdivision however! We did see a bright red leaf on one of our small dogwoods. Used to love the smell of burning leaves, but alas, can't handle that any longer! TFS & Hugs

Susan said...

What a wonderful rustic autumn card! Love the burlap ribbon - it looks great with the stitching cut off. Thanks for explaining how you did the faux wood siding - I must try that as it is so natural looking.

wienerhoneymooners said...

The touch of burlap is so great!!!! (I forget I have this in my stash) So thanks for the inspiration! I love getting ideas from all of this loveliness each week!

Love the bloom!

Thanks for joining us in the FUN at CASology this week!

Marisa said...

Loving that big old flower and touch of burlap!!

sandie said...

Hi Bonnie
This flower is stunning and I love the burlap. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Aileen said...

Love the rustic look background and beautiful pop of colour with the sunflower. x

The Crafty Laydee said...

GORGEOUS! Bonnie-I love this card,you know how I love my Sunflowers!-and this looks perfect against the natural strip.
Have a lovely Sunday xx

Rosemary said...

your card is just gorgeous... love the way you created the background piece and I think the burlap looks absolutely perfect! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

Meghan said...

That big, beautiful flower just steals the show! Fabulous card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, the burlap looks perfect against the sunflower, love the whitewashed look of the bg too, Cathy x

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Bonnie. Clever you making the wood panel I must try that. I love that Die its one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing this super card with us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful, I love your card Bonnie :D Lovely to see you and thanks for your visit :D Gay x

KayM said...

Oh this is so beautiful Bonnie!! I love the burlap strip!! Such a cute fall card!

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful fall card from that gorgeous sunflower to the rustic background. Love how you did that and also the loopy twine bow behind the sunflower. I think the burlap looks great with the frayed edges.

Marybeth said...

Love this bright flower Bonnie ! the burlap and the flower you made with the twine.....beautiful!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

The rustic look is fabulous Bonnie. Love how you created the background fence, and the sunflower is awesome!
Thank you for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

Greta said...

Congrats on the honorable mention, Bonnie! Yours was a standout in the collection!

Danielle Vincent said...

I think your card is perfectly rustic Bonnie. I love the simplicity of this card. My favorite part of fall is the changing colors, the cool mornings and warm days and of course pumpkin treats of any kind. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Deborah Frings said...

Love the pretty sunflower and burlap ribbon; clean simple and fab! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I see a lot of other folks have stopped in to comment on this exquisite fall card, Bonnie!! It is so deserving of the HM honor from CASology!! Hugs, Darnell