Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall colors spreading out all over



 Another little fall card that I had some fun with today.  I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, and did a little fall coloring.  I have never tried to do fall coloring on this stamp set before, and it was really fun.  Just have to have the right inspiration outside your window, and the fall colors are so pretty today with the sun shining on them.  All of the trees in my own yard are ash trees, and they usually turn yellow and drop to the ground in about one day.  Strangest trees around the way they drop their leaves all at once.  This card is kind of crazy, out of the box a little bit, but I was doing a little experimenting, and after coloring the trees, I cut one of them out, and it looked a little lost, so I ended up putting it on a punched circle.  I kept the leaves on the tree loose, and layered them together, and added some dimensionals to raise it up a little.  I wanted to put them over the printed paper to give it kind of a sky like effect, and the chevron pattern to represent the wind.  The tree looked lost on the print.  Sometimes what looks good in the head doesn't work out on the paper.
I thought I would make this card for a couple of challenges, and when I started it yesterday, I chose a layout, and then missed the deadline before I finished the card today.  Isn't that the way it goes? 
So, I hope I get these submitted on time.
The Pink Elephant Monday Challenge was to use Chevron, which was included in the paper I used.
At Simply Stamping Challenge it was for Sew or Faux, so I added some faux stitching. 
Over at Stampin' Royalty  Challenge was to use your Big Shot die cuts, and I used the Labels Framelits. 
I am always looking to try some new techniques, and even though these were just some bits and pieces, it inspired me to try something different than what I usually do. 
Hope you like my card today, and stop back again soon.

Mary Alice


3 comments:

  1. Wow - you have done a great job colouring those trees. The dark faux stictching looks fabulous on the card too. Thanks for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge.

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  2. What a stunning Autumnal card, beautiful coloured trees! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Simply Stampin'! Ruth x

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  3. Lovely Autumn card!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

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