Saturday, September 12, 2015

Autumn "Wish you were here"

layered tree stencil
Hello Crafty Friends.

SToday in Nova Scotia it is starting to feel a little like fall.  The leaves have not started to change but the temperature has dropped ever so slightly.  I don't mind as fall is a lovely time of year and I believe it may be our Saint Bernard's favorite season.  Summer takes a toll on Ella and she is constantly stretched out in front of a fan, is laying on the cool concrete floor in the basement or is in the lake taking extra long soaks.  But fall breathes life into Ella and the mild temperatures allow her to take long doggy walks in the cool air with her two BFFs.  We take a lot of photos of Ella in the fall as the forest provides a beautiful background against her white and brown coat.  It really is a wonderful season.

I tried to capture the changing leaves in my "Wish you were here" card. Wendy Vecchi's stencil Layered Tree was used with Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Tumbled Glass)  The gold leaves were made using Imagine Crafts' Creative Metallics in gold.
layered tree stencil
Quietfire Design's "Wish you were here" from the In a perfect world stamp set with Ranger Ink's Coffee archival ink provided the card sentiment:
In A Perfect World, Set of 4 Stamps - Mounted
Seam binding was dyed using Peeled Paint Distress Stain.  The sentiment was fussy cut and Wink of Stella in gold was applied along the edges.
layered tree stencil
The tent fold card base was made from Kraft paper.  It matched the Coffee ink perfectly.

Thank you so much for stopping by for the visit.  Have a happy crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Kraft Journal, Autumn
Word Art Wednesday, AG
613 Avenue Create, AG
Sister Act, AG


  1. Hi Kathy Jo!
    I just love how the light catches the leaves on your tree. It's so life-like and really is great. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at both Word Art Wednesday and The Kraft Journal. I'm always so blessed to have you play along with us at both challenges, and we're lucky to have you!
    Have a great week, and God bless you!
    Karen Letchworth

  2. This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful tree!! The gold leaves are so pretty!! What a fabulous card this is my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is really so pretty! The gold is WOW!

  4. Such a pretty card. Fall is my favorite time of the year too. I love how you have used the changing colors of the leaves on the tree. The color scheme is so peaceful and the ribbon and webbing is just the perfect finish to a gorgeous project.

  5. Soooo lovely card ! AMazing colouring and really nice sentiments
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs! Cicci
    ciccividpennan {My pesonal Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Just stinkin' gorgeous Kathy Jo! Love the greens. Fabulous technique and details! :) *heart*

    Wishes From A Broad ;)

  7. Love the gold leaves! Beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  8. This is super awesome...Love the inking of the tree. Great job! So glad you joined our 200th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week. We have a new Challenge today and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Colossians 2:6-8 which says, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN


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