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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall color

Today is Oct. 6, and it is finally beginning to feel like the seasons are changing.  Everything is still lovely and green, but the temps made it down to the low 50's (maybe even upper 40's?) which means the leaves are going to finally start changing color.  But for now, here is an example of fall color in my little corner of the world.


Forgive the odd light, it was late at night and I had several lights turned on the subject.  My DD picked these flowers yesterday morning.  The hot pink roses (Maggie) are sooo fragrant.  So while much of the country is enjoying cooler weather, we are still having blooms and fragrance in our gardens.  At least the weather has turned considerably cooler for us, too.  Fall is the second best season for roses, with spring being the first.  They are too tired and hot to do much in the summer, but they come back nicely in the fall.

  And now on to my card for today.

I made this card for a few challenges:  "Strip, Please" HYCCT1204 challenge, which was to use strips of whatever, i.e. fabric, ribbon, paper, anything. I used a MS punch for the bottom pink CS strip and two kinds of ribbon for the other two strips. This is also for MFT's sketch challenge and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge, which was to Think Pink (and color with Copics, if possible, which I did). I stamped the bottom layer of pink CS (Prima) with Stampendous Faded Text Background in Soft Suede, stamping off once for a lighter effect. The angel background was chalked in blue, plus I added gold glitter to her horn and hem.

This card was also entered in the CopicsOz challenge , "Think Pink!," which you should go check out.  They're offering a fab prize and lots of inspiration for making cards for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For EVERY card entered, $5 will go to the McGrath Foundation who do such amazing work supporting those affected by Breast Cancer, generously donated by X-Press Graph-X!

Here is the MFT sketch.  I love these kinds of sketches with lots of layers and shapes.


 Tomorrow  I will share the results of yesterday's crafting day with my DD.  I finished my project and will post pictures.  Until then, have a great day and happy crafting!!


Mum of 4 said...

Shea, I love this and am so excited to see another one of your beautiful cards! :) You do such a GREAT job! Looking forward to see what you created with Katie.

Heather North said...

You fall color looks like Spring to me. :) My two favorite times of year. I love your card. So many pretty details on it.

lsparker said...

Your blog is lovely, it's hard to believe you are new at this. Have fun!

Kimie said...

Beautiful fall color and it DOES look like our spring too. :) That is a beautiful card too. I love the strips and the pearl accents. Great job again!

Cheryl Wright said...

Great blog and stunning card!!!!

Kathy Jones said...

What a beautiful card, wonderful colouring and love the design!!! Thanks SO much for playing the Copic Oz Challenge and helping us raise funds for the McGrath Foundation!!!

Catherine Jane said...

Aww it's the bouquet I suffered the wrath of nature to pick!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful color and fresh picked roses! I miss my garden already...though it's now full of mums. Your card is the little bit o'sparkle! TFS