Saturday, 10 November 2012

Autumn Leaves

It doesn't really feel like Autumn now, more like Winter really, but the colours are really splendid. We live in an area surrounded by forests, whichever direction we drive. The trees are just beautiful at this time of year in their various cloaks of gold, copper, rust, and bronze, it is really spectacular. Soon, the branches will be bare, and they will look a bit forlorn, but for now, I am enjoying the leafy firework display whenever I venture outside the warm house.

I have made a card using a new stamp set from Chocolate Baroque, called Terrific Treescapes, which tries to reflect this time of year. I have also incorporated one of my favourite all time sayings from the same company, I just love this phrase. I used Pan Pastels for my background, and then stamped two of the tree images over the top. I took some of the small Sofft sponges, and picked up colour and dotted it across the trees to try and give the impression of leaves blowing in the wind. I have also created a carpet of leaves on the ground, underneath the trees. I then took a leaf from the Sunny Sunflowers stamp set, and stamped this across a piece of Kraft card in various Autumnal colours. I also edged the card with ink to give it a border.

I am going to enter my card into the following challenges:

JellyPark Challenge Back To Nature
Do You Stack Up Leaves and Trees
Pixie Dust Studio Fabulous Fall Colours
Simply Create Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons Falling Leaves

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


craftimamma said...

Now this one definitely hits the spot for me. I adore trees whichever way they come in any season. Your card is beautiful my friend and I love the little scene you have created in such glorious Autumn colours. I think this stamp set is going to be a must have for me.

Lesley Xx

Caroline said...

This is beautiful I love the trees and the colours you have used are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Super sense of warm glow around the trees & I love the falling leaves strewn onto the kraft card stock.
It definitely feels like winter to me - the trees are bare here & there's a decided nip in the air.
Paula (PEP)

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Judith, you have created a beautiful scene.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Elaine said...

Hello Judith what fabulous work on this card well done What a fantastic card for our challenge .
Thank you for joining us this time for our Falling Leaves Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
Good Luck Hugs Elaine

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


inkydoodlecrafts said...

Just beautiful and represents Autumn beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our back to nature challenge. Mel :o)

Ira Huberts said...

That's a very tender card and a wonderful tribute to Autumn Judith! Such fab stamps! Thanks for your sweet comment on my my blog, take care, Ira x

Aquarius said...

Oh dear - my wish list keeps on growing! Love what you've done with these stamps.

Gerrina said...

Beautifull card; sweet colours and still autumn... Hugs, Gerrina

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautifully elegant card Judith. I like how you've stamped the leaf on the background. Our Autumn display is pretty much over, the leaves are down and we've been raking up bags & bags. Your season lasts longer than ours, or starts later. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card, that main image is beautiful
Ruth x

Trish Hughes said...

very pretty, thanks for joining Simply Create!!!

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