Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Scene



Good Morning! The weekend was so beautiful here...plenty of sunshine and high 80's. It really put me in a Fall mood. Unfortunately, I have a very scratchy throat and am sneezing a lot. I'm afraid I know what that means.....my usual allergy problems starting. Ugh!

I've been wanting to try the Layered Autumn Trees tutorial on Splitcoaststampers all week. It can be found under Tutorials. I finally got to it yesterday afternoon and also entered it into the Featured Stamper challenge, FS403. The featured stamper was Annette Allen aka Clever Creations. This is the card I cased just for the layout which was a base and two layers.

I loved making the tree. After stamping the tree, I sponged with Memento Dandelion and Tangelo. I used my Stamps by Judith dot peg stamp to make the red dots with Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler.  I really wish I had made more dots and will next time. As you can see, I made a pile of leaves on the ground and have some falling and some blowing in the breeze. 

The grass was sponged with Memento Bamboo leaves and I stamped a shadow of the branches. The sky was sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Stormy Sky. I stamped a flock of birds and colored, cut out, and popped up a few pumpkins.

Stamps- All Night Media/Old Tree, Stamps by Judith/dots, Art Impressions/Flying Ducks, Rubber Stampede/Prairie Grass, Stampabilities/Whimsical Pumpkin Border (cut apart)

Copics-YR02, YR14, YR18, YG03, E71

I'm entering the challenge at Stampin' Royalty-#251-Anything Goes
 


O.K., on to other important business. The winner of my Spellbinders Die D-Lites/Garden Gate giveaway, posted 10/22  is............Maria at Maria's Merry Makings.
Maria, please use my email address under my profile to send me your address and I'll get the die in the mail.

23 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Benzi. Love the fall colors. Very clever and creative that shadow under the tree.

Jim

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love the scenery another fabulous card tfs111

Charlene said...

Beautiful tree and colors!!

jimlynn said...

Pretty, creative, and makes me wish I was there seeing something like this. No Fall just yet around here as it's still too warm. Love those wonderful colors!
Lynn

Marisa said...

Love the tree and scene you created.

Ajascha said...

What a lovely Card, Brenda. You have a wonderful Scene with beautiful colours created.

MaryH said...

This looks exactly what we saw on our little mountain trip Sunday. It's absolutely lovely, and TFS the tutorial info. Will be checking it out, as soon as I get caught up - you did outstanding on the card with the images & colors. Those red leaves look perfect! TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

Such a lovely scene you have created Benzi..gorgeous colours huggles Sue xx

Bonnie said...

I really want to try this technique! It makes a gorgeous tree! Love how you've sponged the rest of the scene and added the pumpkins and grass! I see the geese are migrating too. Hope you have a great week!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful fall scene you've created here today! I love the birds in flight in that pale blue sky! So dreamy!

Davi said...

I love love the scene you created! The colors are lovely and it looks so real!!!

Basslady said...

Your card is such a work of art, dearie!

Hugs and kisses from germany, Silvi xoxo

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation and colours used. Thanks so much for your comment on my Whimsy DT card.xx
aNNie
The Journey is the Start

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Benzi, I love the scene you have created
Kevin xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh this is just lovely. Beautiful the way you did the tree. I love everything about this. From the pumpkins to the leaves to the grass to the tree and how you did the sky. Fantastic Brenda....Hugs, joann

Diane said...

Just beautiful Brenda, the sponged tree and coloring are fabulous. Hope you are feeling better.

Hugs Diane

Maria said...

I could stare at your card for hours, Brenda...so pretty! Love all the fall color with the tree with leaves on the ground and in the air! Sweet pumpkins and birds, too! And, I'm so excited about winning the die...thank you!:-)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am so loving this beautiful Fall scene- I'll have to go look at that tutorial. Your sponging is so pretty- love that you added the geese in the sky too- plenty of them in the skies here- heading for warmer weather....

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness! I'm convinced there isn't a card you can't make! The sheer artistry of this one has me in awe. It is like looking out the window at a beautiful view. You've captured it magnificently. It would take me forever to make that tree! Stunning and all things beautiful, Brenda!

nwilliams6 said...

Great job Brenda - I want to try this too. You card came out great. Love the colors. Glad you like the weather lately - I can't ever decide what to wear. Yesterday I was cold, today I wore long sleeves and burned up. Hugz

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely stunning, Benzi! Love your coloring and the way you made the leaves 'fall' from the tree.

Angel 007 said...

WOW wonderful! I love it Benzi. :)))
Hugs ♥

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fantastic scene, Benzi! The tree does look like it was fun to make. :)