Soul smiles

I know it's been ages since I posted anything on my blog. Bet you've wondered, a little maybe,
what's up? So I've spent my summer gardening...I suppose I needed more time away from this side of my creativity to contemplate life and losses. Well, I am inking my fingers, one at a time, back into this creative bloggy world.

When I 'happened' on the Moxie Fab Trigger , which was a funky fall scene in the most vibrant colors, yesterday, I could not resist getting a few more digits inky! I was definitely inspired by the colors in the art, the puffy clouds and the curving hills (think smiles)!

My sky needed Basic Grey's cloud paper from the 'Mellow' group. All the leaves in the oranges and pinks were found in the 'Indian Summer' again from Basic Grey. I used the Leafy Branches embossing folder from CuttleBug on this panel. The sentiment panel (Daisy Bucket clear cling) and bottom mat on the main image are from 'Wander'. And about that main image...I so love this Asian beauties' pensive expression. She (Stamp Francisco) was inked with Wild Plum directly onto white cardstock. I used Art Accents Micro Beadz for her hat. I finished my design with a silver butterfly and a snippet of vintage seam binding. The layout was from the Sketch Challenge 301 over at Splitcoaststampers.

Thanks for all your gentle thoughts these past months. I planted my garden with tender loving care over the summer season and it is rewarding me with a glorious array of vibrant blossoms in autumn. And it has shown me that life just as seasons comes and goes and all the best is planted deep within my soul.


~amy~ said...

Oh Susan...so good to see you posting..your card is absolutely wonderful..I love the asian inspired theme..I bet your garden is beautiful!

Dawn B. said...

Susan I am so happy to see you posting again. I know this has been a tough year for your family.. Your card is beautiful. What a great trigger photo... I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.. I too planted a garden for the first time in 25 years.. It felt soooo good.. Hugs and love.

Cook22 said...

No wonder you were inspired by that picture - it's so upbeat and happy.
I think gardening is very therapeutic - and full of parables for life. Just let's not think about the caterpillars that ate all my nasturtiums up in about two days.
And of course I love your card - like you I love that Mellow cloud paper and have a couple of sheets stashed away, but unlike you I find the Indian Summer hard to use well.

Lynda Benden said...

What a fantastic take on the inspiration! Gorgeous card!

Cath said...

Hey Susan! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)