Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fall is Just Around the Corner


Have you felt the nip in the air yet? I sure have. The mornings are really cooler and my hubby and I were out for a walk tonight and it felt really nice. I know Fall won't be too much longer. I know probably most of you will be glad, but I won't. I do love summer no matter how hot it gets. Just call me crazy.

Just the same, I wanted to do a Fall creation for the new Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. I have been mostly concentrating on Christmas cards and don't need to get too far ahead, I suppose.

The new Queen is Cindy aka YLM and this is her card that I chose to case. Don't you just love her pumpkins? I think I need them. LOL  You can see the changes I made.  I inked my embossing folder with gray ink before running it through my Cuttlebug. After that, the vines were stamped. The pumpkins were colored with Copics, cut out, and placed. My leaves are from a new garland punch I bought. Leaves were added and it is finished.

I think this will be my last card until Monday. Have a great weekend.

Recipe:
Stamps-Inkadinkado CC Foliage Trails and Pumpkin Patch Mini
Paper-PTI white cs, black and gray cs from Hobby Lobby, Stampin'Up! Dusty Durango
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, and Gray Flannel
Accessories-Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades bricked embossing folder, Offray jute ribbon, EK Tools pumpkin garland punch (for leaves only), Copics

16 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Benzi how ingenious to use the ropes for the basket-- love it

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Pam~ said...

I've noticed those cooler mornings and less humidity during the days and I do like it. Definitely not ready for Fall yet though. I'm with you and do enjoy summer.

This is a nice Fall card ... fun colors! I like your background and texture! Have a wonderful weekend!

Maria said...

Sweet fall card, Benzi! Love those pumpkins and all the texture on this card! We have been welcoming the cooler weather here lately. But, summer is not over yet. We are due for near 90 temps for the weekend. I wish I could order weather, but that would be too easy...lol! Take care, hugs!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card - can't keep up with you lol - great job tfs!!!

Marisa said...

I"m shifting into fall mode myself. My favorite colour pallet to work with. Loving the pumpkins and the burlap :)

Hussena said...

What a lovely fall card Benzi ..i love the way you have used the jute it brings out the color of the pumpkin so well!! and love the bright green of the leaves!!!

Bonnie said...

What pretty pumpkins, Benzi! And I love that Jute ribbon. Very fall and rustic looking.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the bright orange pumpkins! No chill in the air here! Upper 80's today with lots of sunshine! I might got to The Scrapbook Princess tomorrow. They are having customer appreciation sales. Meant to tell you that Sir Stamps A Lot is moving back to their old location! Their building got sold out from under them. Have a good weekend!

Shirley said...

Love it!! The brick wall and the vines are perfect, and the jute is outstanding for this. A really wonderful Fall card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Can't wait till real pumpkins and chillier air are here. This summer stinks for me!!

Love the bright pumpkins on your card, and that neat texture beneath.

Joanne (jojot) said...

such a cool autumnal creation...love all the textures

Ellen said...

Fabulous as always Benz! Love the way you used the jute to create a basket! Clever girl!

Carol L said...

It's a beauty, and I'm so looking forward to fall with cooler temps and crisp air! I've been holed up indoors too long this summer! lol

nwilliams6 said...

I am dragging Fall in as quick as I can Benz - I am so ready for cooler weather (sorry)! This card is what I am talking about - cool colors, pumpkins, that chilly feel in the air. Great case of Cindy! Hugz!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh your pumpkins are coloured so beautifully. Great idea on how you used your jute too, love the changes in texture.

Julie Hoffman said...

I'm with you Brenda, the hotter the better! I don't complain about the heat because it's better than snow and COLD. But, I also love fall - just not a fan of WINTER. Anyway your pumpkin card is total cuteness! I love the brick wall with the vines and the pumpkins! Great job CASing Cindy's card!