Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Autumn

I love Autumn with the cooler temperatures, the changing colors and the smell of wood smoke in the air!


I used both the "Rock and Roll" and "Thumping" techniques on the leaves as well as "masking".  It sounds like a lot, but it came together very quickly.

It looks like this will fit 5 challenges.  I'm slightly dizzy from the thrill of that!

CAS at SCS to use this photo as inspiration.






All supplies are Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  French Foliage, Small Script (retired)
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, SU Markers (same colors)
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Other:  Glossy Accents, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread

I'm really grateful that the wood smoke I've been smelling is from a fire pit in the neighbors yard and not a forest fire!  My prayers go out to those in the west who are having to deal with those horrible fires and those recovering from fires earlier in the year.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm grateful to you for taking the time.

Enjoy!

32 comments:

Aimee Cretsinger said...

This is just beautiful Bonnie! I am going to try this myself! Great job!

Denise Willerton said...

what a stunning card Bonnie! Love the dew drops on the leaves! TFS and have a wonderful day!!!

scrappymo! said...

This is just lovely...Off to look up those techniques!

jimlynn said...

I've just got to get this stamp set! LOVE this beautiful card Bonnie! Three great techniques and it's so lovely.
Lynn

Carol L said...

Simply gorgeous! Those stamped leaves look like a watercolored painting!

Cynthia said...

That's such a beautiful card! I can almost smell the leaves burning! =D

LeAnne said...

Pure gorgeousness!

Melissa said...

I love the look of simplicity of this card, yet it is stunning to look at,, just beautiful.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful stamping, Bonnie, great use of the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ and sharing your card.

Faith A said...

Beautiful card, such lovely colours.

Kim said...

What an awesome job on both challenges!!

Benzi said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the technique you used on the leaves. It's a beautiful, Fall creation.

Ellen said...

The color on your leaves are absolutely fabulous! A stunning creation Bonnie! TFS

Tracey McNeely said...

Bonnie this is stunning, that technique on the leaves is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Loll Thompson said...

Bonnie, those leaves are gorgeous! Love the colors and how you've overlapped them. Your raindrops look fabulous too! You could enter this in one more challenge - Clear Dollar Stamps - Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 - Fall into fall.

Bethany S. said...

beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ah, quintessential fall, right here on your card! I love the colors you chose for those leaves, and they remind me of different wines, too. ;)

Kara said...

Beautiful leaves! So happy you joined us this week at the colourQ.

Kim S said...

I so love the smell of autumn, second only to the amazing colors that you have so beautifully recreated!

Julie Day said...

Love the look of those leaves and the technique you used, they look like real leaves :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne Russell said...

The techniques used on your leaves makes them look like real dried leaves. So beautiful! It's hard to improve on nature-but you did it! Great job. : )

Heidi Baks said...

Don't you love the smell of wood fires in the fall? Love your clean design! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Jenny said...

Such pretty colours Bonnie... I always forget about purple in the autumn but its there to be seen :0)
Great layered stamping, love the CAS design as well :0)
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card ! I love the colours and your stamping.

Aileen said...

Your leaves are stunning Bonnie. i love the splodges on them, so realistic. Wow 5 challenges! Good luck. x

Amy White said...

Wow, those leaves look beautiful!! Love the drops of glossy accents to look like dew drops! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Lili said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Those leaves look fantastic the way you stamped them. Love your dew drops on the leaves. Congratulations on being selected Glamette this week !! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the Friday Mashup!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Totally GORGEOUS xxx

Susan said...

FIVE challenges?!?! WOW! The card is unbelievably gorgeous and fits five challenges...girl, you ROCK!

N@ Ali said...

beautiful! thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )

Marybeth said...

A huge congrats on your win! Wow 5 challangess , did u win them all? This card is stunning ! I'm so glad you won over at cQ Love the colors and the rolling with the stamps. Don't you wish all cards came together so easily!

shirley-bee said...

Beauitful card, Bonnie, congrats on the win. I love those water droplets!