Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Season of Giving.....

Hello everyone: Tomorrow, September 22nd. is the official start of my most favorite time of the year,
AUTUMN, I needed to increase my small stash of Thanksgiving cards so I created this one which I will enter onto a few challenges at the end of this post.

One of the things I love the most about Autumn is the amazing colors all around, the beautiful temperatures and, believe it or not, racking leaves.
This image is from an old and beloved Flourishes set called "A Season of Thanks" which has two more images and sentiments just as beautiful as this one.
I stamped it onto a panel of Strathmore water color paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat emboss it then colored it with Sakura Koi water colors and the Basic Gray SU marker for the vase.
The sentiment is from the set and it's stamped with SU Hello Honey ink.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is also from this set, I love the font. The little leaf and acorn are from my miscellaneous small stamp stash.

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.

Stinkin' Inkers  Challenge, "Color Wheel", use your favorite colors.
Always Fun Challenges Challenge #24 "Fall Colors"
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #196 "Autumn"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

I love this Stamp! Must see if I own it! Gorgeous Autumn colors!

Mary Fish said...

one of my favorite Maria cards ever! love all the white and the simple design!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh Maria! What a fabulous image, fabulously and meticulously coloured! I love the layout but you know I'm the sucker for lots of lovely clean space. I agree with you that autumn is the best seasons and the colours of this time of year vibrant and glorious. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players.

Sonny P. said...

Pretty ! Such vibrant colors and they stand out so pretty against the white !
You did Autumn proud !

laurie said...

What a beautiful image! Great fall card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Terri Snode said...

Beautiful card inside and out. Gorgeous coloring of the image. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

LeAnne said...

Maria, this is just lovely! I can see why you've kept this set for a long time, the image is wonderful and timeless! So glad you shared it with us for my challenge this week! Thanks for playing!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your card is beautiful! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! We appreciate your joining us! Cyndi, DT

Maike from Maikreations said...

This is a lovely CAS-creation and beautifully done! Thank you so much for joining our "Autumn" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a lovely week and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Patti Krauss said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Stinkin' Inkers Challenges! - Patti (Stinkin' Inkers Challenges DT)

Kim x said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card into my 'Autumn' challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx

Josephine said...


Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Angela Radford said...

Such an stylish card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers Autumn theme and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx