I love fall. It is probably my favourite season! The trees are just beautiful at this time of year. I love walking through the woods during this cool, crisp weather with the leaves crunching underfoot, and the squirrels racing around gathering nuts! As I am typing this post, there are two pumpkin pies baking in my oven...LOVE the smell of pumpkin pie baking! Eating it isn't half bad either!
So, on to my card. This is the first time I have ever entered a card into more than one challenge! High Hopes challenged us to use layers. Over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ, they put forth the challenge to make a card showing the earth rejoicing (Psalm 97:1). The glorious colours of autumn seem to be a celebration of our awesome Creator! I know I rejoice when I see this colourful display!
This cute little High Hopes puppy is named Watson. I have made birthday cards with Watson, but thought it would be fun to let him get outdoors! This was a fun card to make, as I wanted to create a fall backdrop. The pile of leaves and the little pumpkin are also High Hopes stamps, but the falling leaves are from CC Designs. The sky was sponged with Memento ink and a hand cut cloud template. This is a fast, easy way to create a sky.
The tree is hand-drawn. Everything was of course coloured with my Copic markers, and stamped/drawn onto Neenah cardstock. If you are going to use hand-drawn images on your card, make sure to use Copic compatible ink! I used a Copic multiliner. These are very handy fineliners to have on hand. The sentiment was printed from my computer. I love this quote! Unfortunately it turned out a bit small, but it says: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Here's a closeup of the image.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Take time to reflect on what you are thankful for. God is great, and I thank Him for the many blessings he has sent my way.