6/29/09

The Four Seasons


What an interesting challenge today over on the 365 Card Blog. It is to make a card celebrating the four seasons. Now I had to stop and think a long while about this one. I spent time in my stamp image notebook (we all have a binder of our stamped images, right?) There were several possibilities, but in the end, I decided to go with various Cosmo Cricket papers to create my seasons.

The images are from Girl Friday, Early Bird, and Wonderland. The cherries remind me of Spring, that stylized leaf, ears of corn from Summer, the luscious pear, Autumn, and the snow covered pine cones, Winter! Using the square nestabilities from Spellbinder, I cut my squares and used the shadow squares for the widest frames. The word 'season' is stamped directly onto the grid paper (the reverse of Ribbon Sandwich). The letters were mixed up from different sets, though primarily Fancy Pants clear acrylic. I added the 1,2,3,4, from cutting one of those 'ribbons'.

So now, let me know what you think!

14 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

Terrific job for the challenge! I definitely get the feel of the four seasons from your card!! Terrific. Especially love the pear!
Maria

Sherry said...

Susan I like it and the papers are some of my favs.

~amy~ said...

Well you know that I absolutely ♥♥♥ your card for today's challenge!!! Excellent job mixing up those fabbie papers Susan!

Kelly S. said...

SUSAN that is so creative! I am jealous that you OWN all of those Cosmo Cricket papers at once, hee! You know I love those sweet pinecones from MY Fave Cosmo Cricket line!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Great card Susan. I didn't think of doing something like this. Good job!!
Hugs
Michelle

HaleyD said...

Great job on this challenge! Thanks for stopping by my "place." :) It's always great to see fellow paper crafters.

fabricbutterfly said...

Wow, everyone is being so clever with this challenge, you did a super job, I just love it!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how wonderful, super job.

Piali said...

Awesome job!!! Love the papers :o)

Liz Williams said...

You found the perfect papers in that wonderful stamping studio of yours!! Great representation for each of the seasons.

Julia Aston said...

love your season papers - and great letters! another nice creation Susan!

Cook22 said...

I always like Four Seasons cards - no exception this time. I just wish that in real life the seasons didn't seem to pass by quite so quickly!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is very creative. Love the papers.

Anne said...

Wow, this IS an interesting challenge! I may have to pop over there, I've never checked out that blog. I love your design for the 4 seasons, it's well thought thru and very representative of the seasons! How very cool Susan!!