Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Autumn is Coming

The temperatures here are beginning to yo-yo. We still get the 90+degree days but a couple of days each week are much cooler and I actually saw a young maple with gold and red leaves yesterday. So I made a fun card in honor of beautiful autumn "when every leaf is a flower." Charlie is such an adorable horse character from Clear Dollar Stamps. I love this image ("Charlie Autumn") of frolicking in the leaves. It expresses what I'd do if I didn't have allergies and arthritis! Instead my hubby and I drive to scenic spots and take photos.

I used this sketch from Fetch a Sketch which worked great for adding decorative leaves.

I chose the colors for my card from Hiding in My Craft Room: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green. The Cricut cartridge I used was Art Philosophy to cut the leaves and their decorative accent overlay in contrasting colors.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Fetch a Sketch Challenge #32 - sketch
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #61 - More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green
Lexi's Creations Challenge #73 - Autumn Colours
Mema's Crafts September Challenge - Choose a Theme (#1 Fall Colors)
The Paper Players Challenge #111 - Leaves/Trees

5.5" x 4.25" Card Recipe:
Paper - The Paper Studio "The Linen Door;" CTMH White Daisy, Honey, Goldrush cardstock
Image - Clear Dollar Stamps "Charlie Autumn" digi
Markers - Close To My Heart alcohol markers: Autumn Terracotta, Autumn Terracotta Light, Honey, Topiary Light; Copics N00, N02, N04 neutral grays
Accents - CTMH Autumn Terracotta grosgrain ribbon (retired);
Tools - Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge - leaves, pop dots, edge distresser



Desire Fourie said...

Vickie this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
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Andrea said...

Super cute! I love your image and choice of colours.

Mema's Crafts said...

This is a cutie and it looks like fun. Thank you for playing with us over at Mema's Crafts.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is beautiful! I love your image used and the colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing and joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a great fun image and the colouring is fabulous Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

jo said...

Fab card, love that image!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x