Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Challenges


Well, I started off making this card for Jennie Harper's Mix It Up Monday challenge over at stamp TV for Fall Foliage. I also found some other challenge sites that  had Fall/Autumn Colors as their theme. 
Fussy & Fancy -- Fall or Halloween
Stampin For the Weekend -- Colors of Autumn
Paper Play Challenge -- Autumnal Colours
Stamps R Us -- Autumn/Fall

My papers and stamps are from Stampin' Up. I tried a new technique that I saw on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #36 video -- Faux Watercoloring. I stamped my leaves and then used my Stampin' Up water brush to blend the color into the white areas of the leaves. The leaves on my card were stamped on plain white cardstock and it's a little hard to see the watercolor effect;  although, if you look closely you may be able to see that the color is darker right at the edges of the leaves. I did try some different leaves on watercolor paper and the effect is much more obvious.

Thinking of all of you, my blogging friends,
Betty

10 comments:

Olga said...

beautiful fall card!!! I love the leaves.

Guylaine said...

this is a very elgant Fall card. Simple but all details are there to match perfectly.
Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Fridays

The Other Patti Sue said...

Fall colors are so gorgeous... almost as gorgeous as your card!

Liz's creative corner said...

Lovely card, fab take on the colour challenge, thanks for sharing with us at Paper play, hugs Liz xx

Suzanne Russell said...

Very pretty! You really hit the jackpot on the multiple challenges with this one. :)

Kerrie said...

gorgeous card Betty, love the autumn leave, and pretty bow...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing!
And thanks for the shout out for Pixie Dust Paperie, good luck with the giveaway!

Heather Jensen said...

So cute! I like your trio of leaves. :)

Jo said...

This is my kind of card! I love this :)
Thanks for joining in with us at Stamps R Us
Jo xx

Janice M said...

Oh this is a beautiful fall card! Love the colors.