Saturday, October 4, 2014

Beautiful, Glorious Fall!

Well, it's been here for a few days anyway... since when exactly? September 21st? Is that when Fall season starts? I can't tell... I'm in Texas. When I lived up northeast... I knew when it was fall! lol It became a totally different country! If you've never been, you should go... especially during the fall season! It's an experience that will stay with you forever! You'll grow old talking about the time you went up to the northeast... before that... folks might want to strangle you cause that's all you can talk about! lol I jest! I hope anyway! Cause I lived up there for... I don't know... I think maybe six years? Let me see... we arrived May of 2002... and we left March 2008... so yeah almost six years. Gosh, I've got to remember that! lol Cause when I tell folks I often tell them we were up there about seven or eight years! Boy howdy! I need to learn to count! But anyway... I always tell them about the fall season and how beautiful the countryside is! It's breathtaking! It's a wonder I didn't kill myself the first few years we were up there... oh... I know why I say we were there seven or eight years! I'm counting the two years we were in Connecticut! We lived in New Hampshire the rest of the time. So... it makes sense in my maddening world. :) Anyway... when we lived in Connecticut, I worked about an hour from our home and the first time I drove to work after the leaves started changing... it was hard to keep my eyes on the road. It was just so gorgeous! 
But I am getting WAY ahead of myself here... I'm here to tell you about this week's challenge at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog! It's Die-Cuts only... no images allowed... only sentiments... which proved to be a HUGE dilemma for me! I've not invested a lot of my hard earned money into die-cuts... ssooo... I had to dig deep! And this is what I came up with:
Ssooo... do you see why I went off on fall? lol It's been too long since I've seen leaves changing color so I went by what I could remember... I hope I got it right! 
Card Recipe:
Sentiment: Hello Beautiful Glorious Fall from Create with TLC
Pattern card stock from Story Tellers Club (retired)
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Collection - Assorted Leaves (discontinued)
Plain card stock from my stash
Inks: Tim Holtz Distressed Inks in Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Barn Door and Peeled Paint
Metallic Rubons: Metallic Rubons Kit #1 in Copper and Emerald and Metallic Rubons Kit #4 in Sunburst, Apple Green, Amber and Russet from Craf-T Products, Inc.
I colored the leaves in a two step process. First, I used the TH inks with a dauber to give the leaves color. I then followed this with metallic rubons to give the leaves some shimmer and a deeper tone. I also scrunched the leaves to give them a more weathered look.
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by my place today. I hope you'll have time to pop on over to MTTC CB and play along with the current challenge!


  1. Oh wow, this is just so vibrant in colour. Loving those leaves. Happy World Cardmaking Day 2014!
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  2. Beautiful card. Full of warmth and optimism :)

  3. Ema those leaves certainly look like the Autumn leaves we have here in the UK. You did a great job with it and the sentiment is perfect.
    Kim xXx

  4. Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous and loving the leaves. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun!
    Tina dt

  5. Lots of nice deep colors for Fall. It's been a long time since I've seen deep reds too.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  6. Lovely card, love the bright colors and the leaves.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  7. Lovely card Ema, love those gorgeous leaves and the beautiful colours.

    Pat xx

  8. Just beautiful hun, love those colours!
    Hug Shell xx

  9. Hi Ema!
    Thanks for joining your beautiful card with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenge Blog.
    Good Luck
    Hugs Irena GT

  10. Wow....perfect sentiment for my favorite season! This is gorgeous - thank you so much for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

  11. Your card is stunning! I love the colors and the sentiment is perfect. So glad you brought this to the fall challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

  12. Hi Ema!
    It's an a colorful Fallcard. I love the colors!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapping4Fun Challenge Blog!
    Hugs Sandra DT

  13. Beautiful gorgeous card Ema! LOVE the leaves and the different color panels. Hugs D

  14. Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Helen x

  15. Gorgeous Card as usual Ema, I love the effect you achieved on the leaves.Thanks for joining us at Diecut Divas Change of Season Challenge.
    Cathie DT

  16. Fabulous card, Ema!! I love the vibrant colors and the leaves. Glad you joined us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D


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