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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Colors

Here I am with my Tuesday inspiration for  Fitztown's Challenge Blog. We'd love nothing more than to have you join us for Challenge #53 - Fall Colors
This is my most favorite time of year. I love the colors, sounds and smells of the autumn season. Especially the food! Can we talk apple pies, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin bread, butternut squash soup and, my personal favorite, apple crisp? Then... there's all the fun family activities! We use to live in New Hampshire and we really got into visiting what I named Pumpkin Town and Scarecrow City. The names imply what they mean and I'll let your imagination go wild! Then the apple picking, bonfires, tailgating at football games, pumpkin carving, hayrides, corn mazes, fall festivals and my most favorite was always putting on a big comfy sweater, worn comfortable boots and going for a hike. I absolutely loved breathing in the cool, crisp air, watching the many colored leaves floating around and listening to the crunch of the leaves under my feet, better yet, kicking at a pile of leaves and see the leaves go up and flutter back down. So this image from Fitztown reminded me, first, of my dad's cowboy boots. Worn, dark and deeply loved. My dad LOVED wearing his cowboy boots. He was a Southern Baptist minister and was almost always dressed in Sunday best and dress shoes so I know it was a real treat for him when he got to wear jeans and boots. Second, memories of those long hikes I loved to take my kids on just to take in all that autumn offers the senses!
Don't the boots look like they're ready to just pop off the page and go for a walk through the country? I think that's cause they are popped up on foam tape! Ha! 
I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
Card Recipe:
Image: Fitztown
Image was colored with Copic markers and backed with foam tape
Sentiment: Autumn Free Printable from On Sutton Place (re-sized and cropped)
Sunflower clear stamp from Michael's $1 bin stamped and distressed with
Pearl Ex in Red Russet, Liquid Applique in Golden Ochre,
Wild Honey, Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle SM
Skeleton leaves, wax thread, plain card stock,
pattern card stock and leaf/branch charm from my stash
Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Ema love the colour's fabulous image and design
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  2. I love this whole rustic look. It's superb. Hazel x

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  3. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous card! Beautiful work. Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog!

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  4. Your fall colors are rustic and homey. The flowers are a nice contrast to the boots. I like the ink distressed sentiment. Thanks for bringing your project to 613 Avenue Create.

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  5. This is stunning, Ema! I love the richness of the colors. Your boots are wonderful! Living in the southwestern United States, those boots are seen so often! It is such a great card for a male. Thank you so much for joining the Male Challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! Good luck to you!

    XO,
    Chris
    http://ascrappersmusings.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you so much Ema for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT with your fabulous creation, just love the orange flower you have added hun, what a stunner :) :) :) hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

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  7. So pretty...LOVE the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It!
    Julie

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  8. Wonderful card, great sentiment & design!
    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  9. Super male card, thanks for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox hugs Tania (DT)xx

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  10. I love the sentiment. Perfect for our Autumn/Fall themed challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Good luck and please join us again.

    Rachelle DT

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  11. great card,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge xx

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