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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Plaids for Double D Challenge

Hey, there!  If your weather has changed from warm to chilly it's time to get out the fall plaids.  Actually, it hasn't been that cold here, but wet, wet wet, which means it's time to get out the rain boots.  Our Double D Fall Plaids Challenge starts today so I figured I'd color up some fall plaid rain boots.
 
I used Power Poppy's Feeling Fall set.  Added a few extra leaves to the scene and colored with Copics.  There's not much plaid on my card, but just enough there on the boot and the ribbon tab. 

 
 
We have lots of inspiration for you in the pretty board below:
 
 
 
And a nifty prize for a random winner:
 
 
 
When I colored this I was thinking of the maple leaves that fall from a native tree in our backyard.  They're so big it's easier to pick them up one at a time than to bother raking them.  We don't get splendiferous fall color here on the coast, so what you see on my card is pretty much it.  I read once that sunny days and crisp nights make for the best foliage.  Nevertheless, there's still something about a lawn and garden scattered with leaves that seems so beautiful to me.  I'm not sure why.  A distant memory?
 
 
 
These are the Copics I used for coloring:
 
 
 
Come along to Double D and see the team's Fall Plaid samples and check out the winners from our previous challenge.  I hope you get a chance to play along!
 
STAMPS:  Power Poppy Feeling Fall clear stamp set  PAPER:  X-Press It Blending Card, Naturals Ivory card base, Bo Bunny Autumn Song designer paper  INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  ACCESSORIES:  Offray ribbon, Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

21 comments:

  1. LOVE your Wellies, so pretty, so fall like, beautiful plaid! Your falling leaves are super pretty too! Love the pointillism effect--it's gorgeous!

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  2. Fabulous Autumn coloured card love the plaid wellies and beautiful leaves
    Carol x

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  3. (Better late than never I always say, teehee)
    This card is FABULOUS! LOVE your plaid boot and ribbon! And, OMG your coloring is just AMAZING (as always) LOVE the leafy fall scene you've created. Here in Ohio we've had a week's worth of sunny days (upper 70s low 80s) and cool nights (50s) which turned all the trees in the development to a beautiful array of reds, oranges & yellows so what they say about the temperatures must hold true. It's SO PRETTY outside right now ... but the rains are predicted so that will take care of all the pretty trees ... uugh! Thanks again for beautiful inspiration using plaid ... LOVE IT!!

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  4. Swoon... You are an amazing colorist. I love the boot and the leaves and that amazing leafy ground you created. The background paper and ribbon are just perfect.

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  5. WOW, WOW, WOW! Amazing card Leslie, love your fabulous colouring. True autumn colours on this, love the way you coloured the boot and your pointillism is such a perfect way to capture all those colours. Gosh and your ribbon even matches! Oh, and love how you did the background on your image. You are always such an inspiration, thanks for sharing. SIMPLY GORGEOUS!

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  6. Leslie this is so fun! These fall colors are perfect and the ribbon tab is perfect. Beautiful coloring!

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  7. Okay, this has to be the prettiest garden boot I have ever seen, and I want a pair to wear...mine are an ugly black rubber (I call them 'snake boots'..lol)!! I love every detail of this beautiful card, and adding the little 'tab' of ribbon...well, downright creative I would say...another stunner!!
    We are to get 'lake effect' rain tonight, good old Lake Michigan likes to keep us on our toes that's for sure, but much better then lake effect snow..lol...and next week (mid) to be 68..so am NOT complaining! Oh, and glad you liked the card!

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  8. nice card and coloring. Love the boot. Have a great day

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  9. Beautiful autumn colours Leslie! love your plaid boots and leaves image and your amazing colouring, really is a stunning card.
    Pam x

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  10. Oh, Leslie, I'm loving this gorgeous fall card! I love your fabulous coloring of this sweet wellie, and the leaves are gorgeous! Beautiful plaid coloring, and what a perfect piece of ribbon! Stunning card and a really great inspiration one too! Love it, as I do all your stunning cards, my friend! Hugs!

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  11. One word - WOW! Amazing coloring - I especially love the background on the top. And I love fall - my favorite season. We are having such super beautiful colors this year.

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  12. WOW!!! This is gorgeous!! I adore the whole scene and the background to your incedibly coloured images, is stunning ... I would definitely wear boots like that! Another one I'm pinning .. Brilliant Leslie!

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  13. Yes, fall is definitely in the air! What a nice card to send a friend to let them know you are thinking of them. Love the leaves floating down into the boots! Great job!

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  14. Way cool! I love that you did plaid rainboots and a fall theme. It's been in the 90s this week, so you wouldn't know it's fall unless you venture out after sundown, then there's a chill.

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  15. Your leaves look terrific, I agree, just seeing falling leaves and hearing the sound of crisp leaves under your feet makes it fall! I love your plaid boots, I would love a pair of those :) Fabulous ground and I love the swipe of color on the background!

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  16. How fun, Leslie, to have plaid rain boots! Beautiful card! XOXO

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  17. A beauty of a card, Leslie! The fall colors are so gorgeous this year here in Western Montana. The golds and reds are brilliant. Just like your card. Love your coloring, as always!

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  18. Leslie, so sorry to be so late! Been struggling with bad back. I love, love, love this and those plaid boots are colored to perfection!

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  19. Oh Leslie, this is my latest purchase from Power Poppy and I love it, such fun and fabulous images and you just blew this one out of the park, just beautiful coloring and design!!
    This boot can be colored any which way you want to but in this lovely Autumn colors looks just amazing.
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my "Butting Head Pumpkins" card, this stamp is just fabulous, I only wish I could remember where I got it.
    Bit hugs, my dear.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  20. I love how you colored this card, and especially the shading on the top and bottom! The leaves look just perfect for fall, and those boots are awesome done in plaid! Everything puts me in the mood for autumn, and I like that little plaid snippet of ribbon too! Very pretty card!

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  21. I always admire your beautiful coloring and this is just perfect Leslie! Stunning image with the lovely autumn colors.

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