Monday, September 16, 2013

Ready for Fall

I know a lot of people in the States are still pretty firmly in summertime, at least according to the thermometer, but it's a brisk 55 degrees where I am, and I'm kinda totally loving it.  Fall is my favorite season so I'm thrilled to live someplace that actually *has* a fall...where I grew up in Texas, there's summer and winter, with a very brief transition between the two.

Trying to decide if I like the extra large photos for cards, or if I should just keep it a size smaller.  Hmm.  It's not Friday, but I used all retired stamps for today's creation.  French Script is finger-walked in Sage Shadow over the entire panel, though I wished I'd gotten a bit more of an impression with it as I somehow didn't fill up the spaces I meant to fill up with it and most of it ended up behind the sentiment.  So I added some of the script from French Foliage to help fill in the blanks a little more, and it needed more Chocolate Chip in the mix.

I also used the latest from CAS(E) This Sketch:

And I used the beautiful autumnal palette from Color Throwdown:

The leaves aren't changing colors here quite yet, but it won't be long.  And when that happens, I'll be ready to bake apple bread and pumpkin cookies.  Or pumpkin bread and apple cookies.  Or all four : )

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a lovely day.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  All-Year Cheer I, French Foliage, French Script (all retired)
Ink:  Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  None, except sponges : )


Lori said...

This is fabulous! Love the collage look of the panel you created. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the leaf stamp set and the colors you chose for them all!
Yep, you nailed the weather. :P Tomorrow is supposed to hit 90* but our leaves are changing anyway...I always wish autumn was longer, but its never more than a few weeks. I do love it while its here tho! :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful!
Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Chrissy Larson said...

I absolutely adore this card! Super gorgeous!

Linda Beeson said...

You created the prettiest background with those stamps and the neat colors you used.