10/17/10

As the leaves turn...








I'm sighing here, my heart is so happy it's Autumn. My favorite season brings such bounty to my senses. The smell of a wood fire, the sound of leaves crunching under my feet, the chill in the air mornings now, the taste of "Pink Lady" apples and the chanterelles are at our Farmers Market, and the sight of my maples putting on their Autumn 'coats'. And if we are lucky, it will be nice until the second week of November.

The 365 Card Blog Super Sketchy Sunday was perfect for a card to celebrate the season. I first decided to use this wonderful Elizabeth Lawrence (Impression Obsessions) quote about the leaves turning. The tree (Paper Inspirations) was inked with Nick Bantock's Sap Moss Green and embossed with clear powder. I used many different chalk inks to color the falling leaves. Now my favorite way to watch the leaves turn is from a lawn chair very much like this one from Stampa Barbara. It was inked with the same NB green. I cut it out, popped on dimensionals and placed a few leaves under the chair...just like on my patio right now!

So if you have a moment, I'd love to hear what your Autumn traditions are...hayrides, cider pressings, long walks crunching the leaves in your neighborhood???? Happy Fall, all.



10 comments:

~amy~ said...

Susan, I love your take on today's sketch...You have such fun stamps..love the quote...

Fall traditions...I still love to take the kids to the pumpkin patch:)

Papercraft Star Judges said...

How impressed I am with your artistry, you are really going to push me to work harder, I know it !! So beautiful, and your quotes are always heart felt.

Fall tradition - well we put up a "fall" tree, decorated with sparkly leaves and pumpkins, all orange and brown. It is Dom's favorite of all our trees ( we generally do 5 or 6 full sized ones for Christmas) and it always makes our home feel so warm and cozy with its light.

Papercraft Star Judges said...

Oh nuts, I forgot how I was logged in, but you know it is me, ♥Jan♥, lol.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a wonderful creation, Susan! Autumn is my favorite season, and I love nothing more than sitting back and watching the leaves fall. Thank you for sharing this breath-taking beauty!

Back in the day my family used to love attending marching band competitions each fall. We would start out early in the autumn morning as the fog was just burning off with the tiny A schools and stay until dark to see the mega AAAAA schools perform.

Saturday, I attended my first one in many years. My oldest granddaughter is a marching freshman clarinet player. The fabulous memories it brought back as we stayed to the end to hear each band cheering as the results were read were priceless.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How lovely, Susan! Your card is just full of fall sentiment and color. Love that quote, too!

Sarah said...

So glad you are enjoying the season. It reminds me of when I lived in New England. The colors were fabulous!
But now that I live in Southern CA I just enjoy the fact that even though it may be October, I can still have plenty of sunshine and days at the beach ;-)
Beautiful card, as always! I am so glad to see you are posting here again. Please keep it up- your work is so lovely. I really missed it when you took those months off ;-)

Karen Lee said...

Ya gotta love that lawn chair!!

xoxo Karen Lee

Rose said...

fantastic card for the sketch and i love the scene you created with the lawn chair :)

TesaB said...

Ohhhh, great take ont he sketch!!! And I looove all the stamps you used, gorgeous, as are the fall colors!

Pam said...

For us it's just not Fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch!

Beautiful card and a lovely quotation :)