Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcome Autumn.....

Hello everyone: Today is the first day of Autumn, although the weather still feels like Summer but, the days are getting shorter and some of the trees around my house are already starting to show a hint of gold and orange, specially at the top. I love this time of the year, it's my most favorite so, I have this card to share with you that I will link to some challenges at the end of this post.

This beautiful Acorn and Oak Tree leaves are from a Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley stamp set called Olive and Oak. I stamped the image onto a piece of Canson water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter, I added a bit of shadowing with my Prismacolor pencils.
The frame is done with the retired Dotted Scalloped punch from Stampin Up!. I love how pretty this looks and how super simple it's to make. You can check the video HERE if you'd like.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

Both the sentiments in front and inside are from the same beautiful set.
The Oak leaf is from a Our Daily Bread set called "Autumn Blessings".

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
Fairy Tale Challenge #151 "Fallen Leaves"
Cards Und More Challenge #167 "No DSP"
Creative Moments Challenge "Anything Goes with a twist of Fall Colors"
Moo Mania "Fall Foliage"

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wonderful cards.

Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This are really beautiful and elegant cards -LOVELY ! Thank you very much for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
oxo Susi

Maria A. said...

Thank you Rosie, the second picture is actually the inside of my card, I always like to finish it.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Susi, my second picture is the inside of the card, I made a decision of finishing all of my cards on the inside, it saves me a lot of time when I mail them.

Michele said...

beautiful, simple, full of impact. well done! xo

Mary Fish said...

clever frame and yummy fall colors!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card Maria, I have to have a go at a few more Autumn cards, the colours really are so rich.

Jen W. said...

That frame is gorgeous, Maria, as are your coloured leaves. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Maria, your fall card is gorgeous, inside and out! I love how you framed your pretty leaf/acorn image on the front and how you framed the sentiment on the inside! So glad you joined in the fun at CASology this week!

Marjeta said...

Such elegant CAS card. Love how you adorned inside card. Thanks for join as at Creative moment Challenge.


Donna Ellis said...

Your card is lovely, inside and out, Maria! Such beautiful coloring and shading... Maria, thank you for your sweet comment on the Paper Playful Blog - it is so nice to feel appreciated! hugs, de

Bianca said...

What a lovely set of autum cards! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! Bianca XX

Chris Dring said...

What a stunning fall themed card! Beautiful!