Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn Blessing

When I had my Thoughts and Prayers set out last week I thought I'd like to try inking it with markers and getting some Fall color in that tree.

Then when I saw this card by Tina (aka GardenDiva), Queen for the Day this week, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

This was my second try.  The first tree was leaning like it'd been in a hurricane!



Other than using the same tree, this doesn't look at all like Tina's card.  I was also inspired by the lovely Fall colors from this card.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge says ANYTHING GOES this week.  It's sure to be a busy week over there!

CASology's  cue card says AUTUMN.

Addicted to Stamps is calling for CAS

The Thanksgiving Campaign at the Simplicity blog is for Thanksgiving cards. Since I'll be sending this as a Thanksgiving card, I'm going over there too.  I agree with Susan that it's sad that Thanksgiving gets lost between Halloween and Christmas.  But we can make every day a Thanksgiving day by just looking around us and counting our blessings.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thoughts and Prayers, Take Care
Ink:  SU Markers (Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Cajun Craze), Soft Sky
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Stampin' Sponge

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

I inked the stamp with markers first inking the trunk and branches.  I inked all the leaves with the Pumpkin Pie then thumped all the other colors randomly.  I gave it a good huff and stamped it.  I dotted the "leaves" on the ground with markers and freehanded some falling leaves.  They look like tear drops falling from the tree and I almost trashed it.  It looks a little better to me today.  Hopefully it will make a special someone happy.

Oh, and I lightly sponged some Soft Sky around the tree.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Enjoy!





33 comments:

Benzi said...

Lovely, Bonnie, and looking just like a Fall day....lots of leaves to rake. :-)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Love your card Bonnie it is beautiful

Debbie said...

OMG, Bonnie -- love this card! Amazing how different it looks with your fall colors and fallen leaves.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful Autumnal(Fall!)card Bonnie-it's a lovely tree and a fabulous layout too.
We do have so much to be thankful for and you are right,we should all take time to remember that :)
Nessa xxx

Mrs A. said...

Your card is beautiful. It quite took my breath away. Hugs Mrs A.

Trisha Klowak said...

Beautiful card!!! I loved the stitched mats....I keep seeing them everywhere :)

Marisa said...

LOVE this, Bonnie!! The falling leaves are fabulous and way to use this grogeous tree image for a fall theme.

jimlynn said...

So glad you didn't trash this since I LOVE IT!!! The leaves on the ground and falling from the tree are just perfect! LOVELY!
Lynn

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous. Really, really gorgeous. And no, the leaves don't look like tear drops to me and I'm so glad you didn't trash it. I might be CASEing this one. ;-)

Jackie said...

What a beautiful image, The soft sky is really pretty too!

Greta said...

Wow--what a great card, Bonnie! Gorgeous!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This card is so lovely! Love the bright burnt orange layer surrounding the card, so eye catching and so FALL!


Thanks so much for joining us in the FALL Fun this week at CASology!!!

Susie said...

Super beautiful.

Sue said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! It really captures the essence of autumn. Lovely gentle card. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Doris said...

Bonnie, this card is soooo clever--can't wait to CASE it! The leaves you added don't look like tears, though it is sad to see the trees go bare again knowing that cold winds and freezing weather will be coming soon. The good part about bare trees, however, is that they let more sun come through.

Faith A said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I can see this as a sympathy card too.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I think I might "borrow" this for a thank-you card class I have coming up! I think it is just wonderful!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Bonnie - this is stunning - love that you've made this gorgeous image into a fall tree with the falling and fallen leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Loll Thompson said...

This is so pretty Bonnie. Love the fall colors ... and love those stitched mats (hmmm ... more shopping in my future) :) Loll xx

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

Please don't apologise when you visit my blog .. .. life gets in the way of my hopping too so I know what it is like.

Great colours on this card Bonnie .. .. and lots of fabby cards in previous posts too. I have missed so much!!

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

Tracey Wilson said...

This is a beautiful card Bonnie! I do love that tree stamp, and you did a great job of coloring the stamp to get all the leaves so perfectly colored. Good thing you didn't trash it! thanks for the lovely comment on my card as well ;)
~tracey

Susan said...

Love the red cardbase and the way you dotted the falling and fallen leaves! Perfect autumn card!

Marybeth said...

Love your beautiful card with those stitched rectangles! Your right we do kinda let thanksgiving get lost. I better get on that! :)

Judy1223 said...

Bonnie! Seriously GORGEOUS card here! Such rich colors and great layout! (LOve the stitched rectangles!) So glad that you joined us at CASology this week!

Heather said...

Hi Bonnie, thanks so much for your lovely comment!!!
What a beautiful card, I love your colours and design - your image is beautiful, wonderful colouring and inking!!

hugs
Heather xx

Maureen Merritt said...

That stamp is gorgeous! I love the stitched mats. Thanks for joining us at CASolojgy this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bonnie, this is a beautiful autumn tree and the leaves are wonderful, and they do LOOK like leaves, silly! I'm glad you didn't trash it!!

Hettie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Bonnie. Simple yet stunning.
Hugs
xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, so elegant and such lovely colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! I love the multicoloured leaves, the soft hint of blue sky and that red mat that makes it all pop! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

MaryH said...

Gorgeous fall tree, and your leaves looked wonderful to me. Loved that background piece that you chose to mat as it looked like velvet handmade paper. So very pretty. Great card. TFS

Danielle Vincent said...

Love the falling leaves Bonnie! A fabulous fall card. I just might have to CASE you. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Fiona Bradley said...

Really love this, what an eye you have!