Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Day We Had A Sea of Leaves

We have had a lovely fall this year. The trees have shown a lot of color (as much as they do in the Plains), and the temperatures have been nice. Yesterday was a different story around the country. I read about awful windstorms in Oregon and Washington, heavy snow with blizzard conditions in several areas, and a slushy mess here. My leaves are in a sea of snowy slush on my deck today. I was so glad I remembered to bring in my summer geraniums and asparagus fern finally! They have been loving the cooler weather  -- but I think they would have seen their demise had I forgotten.

Seeing all those leaves prompted me to pull out one of my peg stamp sets. If you have never heard of peg stamp sets from Rubber Stamp Tapestry, you simply must try one. I LOVE their stamps and the many different things you can come up with using just one set with different colors. They have wonderful videos on their site and YouTube and instruction sheets that come with each set to help you get started.

Today I used Seasonal Splendor and made a very CAS card using the colors in this week's Color Throwdown #369 challenge and the cue word "pretty" from CASology Week 173. Colored leaves are beautiful to me.
The colors are perfect for autumn cards. I used four ink colors: VersaColor Bamboo, Burgundy, Paprika and Split Pea, and Encore Gold Metallic. You can see at the top of the card the beautiful gold sheen. It extends the entire wreath, but did not pick up in this photograph. The little gold "dots" are the Tiny Grape stamp from the Tiny Grape and Holly Border peg stamp set. The sentiment is also from RST, but retired.

I hope you will stop by RST and take a look at what they offer!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

9 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Judy. So cute with the wreath going off the edge.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty! I love how you used these colors! Thanks for joining us for the Throwdown.

Celeste Goff said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! That wreath is amazing!

Judy1223 said...

Judy, I have heard of those stamps and I love the pretty fall wreath you designed with them! Just gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Joan Ervin said...

Such a beautiful CAS design, Judy, and I love how you used the CTD colors!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Jen W. said...

Judy, your wreath is gorgeous! Love the warm colours and the off the edge lay out. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Broni said...

I love this, Judy!! It's beautiful!! So glad you could join us this week at the Color Throwdown!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

STUNNING! You should ADD this to the One Layer Simplicity challenge =hurry closes soon. I LOVE this!!!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the leafy wreath. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!