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Saturday, October 11, 2014

I Just Love Fall!!!

 Hi everyone!  It is one of the most gorgeous times in our North Carolina mountains and I just had to celebrate it with a card. 


 We have oodles of visitors this weekend to view the colorful leaves.  The roads are packed, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway, with "leaf lookers".  Here is a quick shot off my balcony to give you an idea at the beauty we have here.


I started this card by stamping these wonderful blueprint leaves onto watercolor paper.  I used Distress Markers in warm fall colors to color the leaves.  I tore the edges of the paper and used both Distress Ink and Distress Markers to bring out the layers. 



I went with some rather neutral browns, blacks and creams to embellish and provide the background for my stamped leaves.   I love the leaves and acorns on the printed background paper.  I used a Walnut Stain Distress Marker to outline the background rectangle.  This awesome Journey token was colored with Ginger alcohol ink and then hit with some Antique Linen Distress Paint.


And of course I had to have a car to represent our "leaf lookers", so I fussy cut a wonderful vintage car that I stamped using another Tim stamp.   I layered this with some brown trim (stapled with a Tiny Attacher) and a vintage "Discover" stamp from TPC. 


So there it ... my card to show how much I love this time of year.  And that is why I'm going to enter this in Simon Says Stamp Monday Falling in love with…Challenge.  If you have a moment, drop by Simon Says Stamp and look at the Design Team's projects.  They are fabulous!!!  You should be able to find some inspiration there.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am!  Happy crafting :) -- Mary Elizabeth

9 comments:

Anita Houston said...

So jealous of where you live!!! Taking a road trip through the country side would be a wonderful sight this season! LOVE your card...so perfect!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Mary Elizabeth! What a gorgeous card! Love how you colored the beautiful fall foliage! Looks just like the wonderful photo! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Redanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Mary Elizabeth, it is full of glorious Autumnal colour and richness! The view from your balcony is stunning too. Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment, it is much appreciated! Anne xx

Candy C said...

Mary Elizabeth...thank you so much for the very sweet comment that you left on my blog. I always love hearing from you! :) Your card is brilliant! It so blends in to this time of year and perfectly depicts the colors and the autumn crispness in the air. Love it! <3 Candy

Sandra said...

Gorgeous autumn colored card! Love the blue print stamps in the back! Amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

barbarayaya62 said...

Mery as always your works have a story! Fantastic inspirations, your leaves are so beautiful and so rich! Hugs BArbarayaya

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a wonderful piece, Fall is my fave time of year. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hugs, Valerie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Mary Elizabeth, I love the vintage feel of your card! The view from your balcony is breathtaking, wow!! hugs :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Your leaves are beautiful, both on the card and in the pic! Thanks for the visit and letting me know about Simon Says :-)