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Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Colors

Good Sunday Afternoon all!

The weather here has been so lovely lately.  So nice in fact, that last Sunday my hubby asked if I would like to just drop everything and go take a ride with the top down in the beautiful sunshine and smell the scents of fall.  Needless to say, I didn't need a second invitation.  The ride was sensational, so exhilarating, so romantic.  I love fall, just as I adore spring and summer.  For me it is the years last "hurrah!" before winter comes and puts everything to sleep.  I am not into Halloween, but Fall colors are some of my fav's.  Over the last couple of days while I have been working on my multi-media project I have told you about, I have made a couple of cards of which I will share with you in the next couple of days.  They resonate the Fall symphony of colors that we enjoyed last week and this next month as trees are just starting  to turn colors.  We are a little behind those who are north, but at least we are finally in the last throes of fall.  So take a moment and see what I have done, then head outside to find your inspiration.

My original inspiration came from a piece of paper that I had cut out a leaf from for another project and some brocade type lace the had at Hancocks.  I usually cut out my items that don't have dies with an Exacto knife, so you can see as I get closer that there are a few small overcuts.
 I started the card base with some fallish print cs from Club Scrap, that was layered with some black cs (PTI) that I had brushed and swirled., The next layer is the piece with the leaf cutout.  While I was busy painting the gold on the black cs, I decided to do some small stamping on the burgundy cs piece that the leaf had been cut our of.  Then I punched the sides with a MS punch and adhered the brocade.  It looked to plain, so I decided that a flower with the fall mum colors would be good.  So I took some pages from a book I purchased specially for the printed pages, inked them up randomly and then cut them out with the Spellbinder's Peony die.
 I sprayed some Tattered Angles on the paper and also some water so that I could lightly crumple the paper to give it some texture.  I put it all together with a sparkly brad that I picked up years ago from Oriental Trading Co.  The stem is from Marianne.  Also on a plain green Bazill cs that had been sprayed lightly with Tattered Angles.  The final touch was adding 3 clear Dew Drops to the top left corner to balance everything out.

Now I am off to work on my other project, of which I am almost finished, I think :)  Have a wonderful Blessed day and I'll be chatting with you again soon!  Thanks for looking!

 This card has been entered in the following Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday  --  Layers upon Layers
Totally Paper Crafts  -- Layers
Colour Create Challenge -- Burgandy, Black, Gold & Cream


LaJanette said...

Hi Cindy; what an awesome flower. I love the look that the tattered angels give it.

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday; please don't forget to link back to us so that you can be in the running to win.


Cath said...

Hey Cindy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Julie said...

Wow this is stunning! Beautiful colour tones and a fabulous flower! Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx