Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Autumn Thanks

Hi Friends,
I have neglected my blog lately.  Life has thrown me a curve ball and it is sucking the creativity right out of me I'm afraid.  But luckily I have some Fall projects that I made quite awhile ago for a submission call and I have been saving them to share when the right season came along.  The air has turned cool here in Western NC and some of the leaves have started to change.  There is a little crunch of fallen leaves when I walk outside which is a sure sign that my most favorite time of year is here. :)


This card focused on "natural elements" so I incorporated burlap, cork & burlap twine.  I stamped the woodgrain background using two different shadow inks so that the color above and below the cork element would have some contrast.  The tree from Lawn Fawn critters in the burbs can be easily colored to reflect the autumn colors and the little leaves added to it give it a different look, great way to stretch this stamp a little.

Tonight we are heading out to the NC Mountain State Fair.  Going to the fair is one of our favorite activities in the fall.  I'm ready to see all the fall decorations, the animals and eat some of what my sister calls "yummy fried goodness." Watch out Fried Oreos and Maple Cotton Candy, I'm coming for you! :)



Paulina said...[Reply to comment]

Maple Cotton Candy?! Oh my, that sounds intriguing and delicious!

This card is darling, Chari. I know your crafty mojo has disappeared for a little bit, but it'll return in no time. :) Thinking of you!

MS said...[Reply to comment]

Now you've got me wondering about fried Oreos again!! Have fun tonight.

Love te card-has a great organic feel!

Stephanie said...[Reply to comment]

This is gorgeous!! Definitely magazine worthy in my opinion!

Samantha Mann said...[Reply to comment]

your card is amazing!!!!! totally makes me miss up north and the fall leaves changing! i could stare at your card for hours!

Jean said...[Reply to comment]

Really like your textures and colors on this card. Have a fabulous time at the fair!

cutiephinphin said...[Reply to comment]

Love the card... great colors and texture. I love fall and I can't wait to see the trees turn color.

Rockwell Designs said...[Reply to comment]

I've finally been in the mood to make and post fall cards too Chari! These are my favorite colors, beautiful card!!!

Rachel K said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely fall colors! Love the texture and depth you've created here. :)

Annette Allen said...[Reply to comment]

wow this is totally awesome...such a great card..

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

super cute! i love all the different texture. :)

NatQuebec said...[Reply to comment]

love your card a lot !!!

Tigriswillreign said...[Reply to comment]

This is gorgeous!

Heather Innusa said...[Reply to comment]

I love this Chari!!! I've been SO uncrafty lately, but I was just thinking that I'd like to get started with some Thanksgiving/thankful cards - you've totally inspired me :). The colors are beautiful and I love the burlap!!

Christiana said...[Reply to comment]

This is just stunningly beautiful. Another one of my most favorites of yours. Love all the natural elements. I'm so sorry to hear you're going through a rough patch. I'm thinking of you and hoping it passes quickly. If there's anything I can do, I'm just a message away.

Lisa Carroll said...[Reply to comment]

So so sweet. Love all the rich, organic texture this has... perfect Autumnal feel! :)

Melissa Shea said...[Reply to comment]

I hope you're keeping your head above water at ScapFest! Must be exhausting! Just stopping by to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster award :) http://scrapsbymel.blogspot.com/2012/09/exciting-news.html

lenny said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Chari
Just wanna let you know that I also nominated you for a Liebster Blog award.

Audrey said...[Reply to comment]

Pssst... check out my blog :) I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog award: http://pinkinkoriginals.blogspot.com/2012/09/liebster-revisited.html

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