Thursday, September 18, 2014

Autumn Colors

The Colors of Autumn chosen by the talented and lovely Astrid is the current challenge at A Vintage Journey. The rest of the team has some amazing art to share with you and there is always a prize from Country View Crafts and a chance to be among the pinworthies!
I love Autumn and the colors we are blessed with during the season and I am always reminded of Thanksgiving and the things in my life I am thankful for. Sometimes we forget to be thankful for the simpler things life has to offer and I decided to keep my card simple or with less bulk! This will be my card to mail out for Thanksgiving.
Keeping with Tim style and using his Distress Inks and Stains, the falling leaves background stamp from Heartfelt Creations was stamped using Coffee Archival and then I applied various colors of Distress Inks using a foam applicator. Once all the leaves were colored, I flicked a little water and then with a toothbrush flicked on various Distress Stain colors and after all was dry I toned it done with Antique Linen. Once I was happy with that, I cut out the background and shaded the edges. The Sentiment is from Stampin Up and I think it was perfect for the background. Added a few Tissue Wrapped Frenzy Butterflies.
Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I will also be linking this to Inspiration Journal's challenge, "Fall is in the Air."

29 comments:

Beth said...

GF you definitely captured autumn beautiful colors and card.
Hugs

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card and wonderful colours! Hugs Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Terry, love what you did with the background, great colours and I also love the way you finished it!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

That background with the lovely coloured leaves is great Terry, such a nice card!
greetings, Alie

Buttons said...

Most definitely an autumnal triumph Terry. I love that leaf strewn background and delicate butterflies. Jenny x

Bonnie McLain said...

Wow Terry, Great background going on here... love it with all the rich colors of the leaves... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous autumnal card Terry, the background is absolutely delightful with all those rich colours - love it.
hugs Brenda xxx

Redanne said...

Oh Terry, that background stamp is one of the most beautiful I have seen, I love it and I love how you have used it. You really have captured the colours of Autumn beautifully and the addition of the butterflies is a real treat! Love the sentiment too. Hugs, Anne xx

Inky and Quirky said...

Wow,stunning card Terry,beautifully created,a real autumn feel to it

Hugs

Donna xxx

Michele said...

those leaves are autumn through and through! this is a gorgeous creation Terry and i wish you'd link up to our autumn challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! lunagirl-images . blogspot . com xo

S@ndy Diller said...

Beautiful card Terry - just goes to show how "simple" can be good. The leaves are wonderful and who doesn't love a butterfly. Great job.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Beautiful! I was noticing when coming home from the doctor's today how the leaves are already changing here. Going to be an early fall for sure!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful colours Terry, its a wonderful autumn creation.
Yvonne

Sharon said...

Wow stunning Terry - amazing background - great autumn colours!

Sharon said...

Wow stunning Terry - amazing background - great autumn colours!

butterfly said...

I love the colouring on the leaves, Terry - such a beautiful autumnal card!
Alison xx

Annie said...

This is gorgeous Terry. I love the background of stunning leaves. Your card is beautiful x it will be treasured by those who are lucky enough to receive one x

Huge hugs Annie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic creation, wondefull fall feeling.

Ira Huberts said...

These truly are fab Autumn creations dear Terry, love your choice of colours, so warm and rich. Love your leafy backgrounds, it's like walking through the forest! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Marjie Kemper said...

Those leaves are so pretty - you make me want to welcome fall after all!

Karin said...

wow love these leafs, gorgeous colors! Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is beautiful, brimming with warmth and I certainly appreciate why you created a card with little bulk to it, postal charges are always something that needs consideration.
A beautiful card.
Wishes
Lynne

Yvonne said...

Your card is beautiful. The colors are beautifully capturing the feeling of fall! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at the Inspiration Journal!

Jools Robertson said...

Love this autumn leaf background and amazing colours, you have really captured the autumnal feel perfectly

Jools x

Redanne said...

Just came back to say thank you so much for entering your beautiful card into our challenge at Inspiration Journal! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous colours Terry and what an amazing background you have created. A fabulous card x

PS Sorry to be so late in visiting - an away weekend!

1CardCreator said...

This card is beautiful! I love all the pretty leaves colored so perfectly! ~Diane

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry,Love the autumn shades you've used on the fallen leaves, reminds me that there's nothing better than jumping into a pile of leaves and kicking them about, such fun!
Have a great week.
Avril xx

Sara Barker said...

Such a beautiful pile of fallen leaves. I love how you have made the butterflies so subtle and let the leaves be center stage. A perfect touch and a wonderful Thanksgiving card you have made!

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