Wednesday, September 18



Welcome to my blog this fine Wednesday in September.  We are excited around these parts of Texas because we have TWO CHANCES FOR RAIN this weekend - from the dispersed hurricanes from Mexico and from the storms moving out of Colorado.  We are PRAYING that we get both these storms so that we can start getting some moisture.  We have been in severe drought status for so very long.  Trees are showing great signs of stress, many are dying and things are generally crispy around here.

But, autumn is poking it's head in a few days to say hello, so that is the theme I picked for my card. My Time to Craft Challenge says choose autumn colors.    Create with Connie and Mary has a color challenge this week:
CCMCFALL13-03  I wouldn't have thought to put the soft sky in with those other two autumn colors, but it was FUN to stretch outside my comfort zone.

I used the soft sky as my base color and also pulled it back in with my sentiment.   I used the specialty paper with the woodgrain and rubbed chocolate chip ink over it before cutting it into a tag.  A small soft sky circle is where is reinforced the hole.

 I double stamped my GIFT THANKS sentiment from the 25th Anniversary Best of Autumn stamp in both soft sky and baked brown sugar.  It gives it a nice shadow effect that I was looking for.

 I used the AUTUMN ACCENTS BIGZ DIE for the curry leaves and rain them through the woodgrain embossing folder to give them some texture.  The acorns are also from this Bigz Die, and I used the NEW CHALK MARKER for the highlights on them.

One more full look at my card.  Now you can see that before I began I stamped color tone on tone with the Best of Autumn leaf all over the card before I began putting it together and even inked a small bit around the edges.

What do you think?  I would LOVE to HEAR FROM YOU.


  1. This is lovely Sweetie.
    I hope you get some rain x

    Thank you for joining in My Time To Craft challenge, good luck x

  2. Oh how wonderful! I love how you have all the different versions of acorns and how the yellow leaves just pop on the card! Thanks for joining the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 Saturday Challenge!

  3. I like how you added 2 layers to your acorns and all of your panels look wonderful paired up together! Glad you joined us at Create with Connie & Mary!


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