Monday, September 20, 2010

Changing Seasons

Happy Monday Hellos to Everyone!!!


Another weekend has come and gone so very fast that I haven't had time to rest up this week. I wanted to start the week with a challenge I'm normally not able to participate with until later in the week. I learned this past weekend one of my neighbor's lost her brother over the weekend. With that being sad in itself, my neighbor's health will prohibit her to travel to Georgia for the memorial services scheduled this week. That sadden me. I knew neither sibling had visited one another in quite some time do to the condition of both their health. Prior to the failing health condition, they visited one another often. As I began to ponder over this week's challenge at Waltzing Mouse, I came up with an idea for a card. I know I wanted to make something to celebrate the season. Something to celebrate life and change.  So I came up with this....




I layered my card and ran the top layer through the crimper that my good friend, Chris gave me. I used Hero Arts, real leaves. I stamped five maple leaves onto white paper. I used several of Tim Holtz's distressing inks to color the leaves before I cut them out. I enhanced each leave with regular stickles and distressing stickle. I think I mentioned in a eariler post, how much I loved the distress stickles. I'm just saying it again because I really love this stuff. I didn't want my greeting to begin with 'With Sympathy' but, I did want her to know I was thinking of both she and her family. Lastly, I embossed and cut the sentiment out using Spellbinders and there you have it. I was done. I hope you like it and I hope you find inspiration in my little creation.

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8 comments:

Luana said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!! Love it. TFS

Chris said...

Wow, Lorie, this is just beautiful. Your leaves look so real. I'm sorry to hear the circumstances that led to you making this card though.

Keva said...

Sorry about your neighbors loss. The card is pretty, though

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOWZERS Lorie! What a stunning card! Those shimmery leaves are amazing! I am sorry to hear about your neighbor's loss, surely this card will bring them comfort. Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Savitri said...

This is awesome! I love the leaves and the shimmers. So so pretty!!!! Thanks for playing with the Mischief Maker this week!

Sarah Martina said...

Wow Lorie! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love those leaves! :) So glad you played along with us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! :)

Vera said...

These leaves are gorgeous! Stunning fall colors!

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this card. I love Autumn and this card just makes me smile.

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