It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...Fall!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Good Morning!

How are you all this week? Good, I hope!

We had another jam packed weekend with birthday parties and company picnic's to attend. Syd bought herself some Lego sets with the money she was hoarding from her birthday and had a lot of fun building with them. Hubby scraped, spackled, sanded and painted more of the living room. We didn't notice until after we moved in that one of the previous owners did a horrible job painting the walls. They left 2-ft long drip marks above all the windows and painted over unsanded spackle! We couldn't spend our hard earned money on paint only to leave the walls this way, so we've been repairing them as we go. So it's turning out to be a longer project than we anticipated but I remedied that yesterday. I invited our old apartment neighbor over for dinner Friday night! Nothing like a deadline to get things moving along! Haha! We just work better under the gun. ;) I also managed to finish off a project I should have started at the beginning of the summer. I'll share it with you all on Friday.

On top of all that, I made it back into my craft room again! Woohoo! Go me! :D
Since Hurricane Irene passed through these parts, the Maple trees on our property have dropped a lot of their leaves, so we've gone from mowing the lawn every weekend to blowing and racking the leaves every weekend! Yay....not. I keep telling myself it's all part of the charm of living in the New England area. Some days I believe it. Anyway, this is what inspired me to use the Autumn Mosaic set from There She Goes for this card.

Basic Grey's Pryus Collection reminds me a lot of Fall, so I grabbed some of it as well as this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #134 and got to work. I watercolored the tree with some SU inks and my aquapainter brush, then cut it out with a nestie from the Labels Two set, then sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then I matted the panel with some Bazzil Basics cardstock in Bitter Chocolate (my go-to color). The horizontal strip another piece of the Pyrus paper, sponged and machine stitched to some cardstock which was trimmed with some small scalloped decorative scissors. I used some lace for the scalloped part of the sketch and tied it all together with some jute rustic twine from Papertrey Ink. Lastly, I added the two buttons and spritzed the whole thing with some of my favorite glimmer mist from Tattered Angels.

I hope you're having a wonderful week!

There She Goes
'Autumn Mosaic'
Inks: Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Really Rust Dusty Durango, Creamy Caramel, Moring Marigold, Antique Linen
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, Basic Grey's 'Pyrus Collection'
Access: PTI Rustic Button Twine and Buttons, Spellbinders Labels Two Nesties, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist 'Pearl', Lace, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Karen Giron said...

Oh my! I LOVE that you stitched around that label, wow! I can't even sew straight, let alone around sharp corners, lol! LOVE the fall colors and your coloring is amazing. Beautiful!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! So beautiful!

Corinna said...


Theresa said...

Gorgeous coloring on that tree and perfect pairing on the DP. It's so good to see you back.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Perfect fall card! Love the colors!

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