Friday, September 13, 2013

Autumn Leaves

It's been a long time since I've been able to blog. My computer hard drive crashed. Yes, the dreaded crash. Fortunately, I did have a lot of my stuff backed up, but of course, not everything was saved. I got a new computer, but it has Windows 8. Now, there's a whole new learning curve! I really wish that Microsoft would stop trying to tell me what I want and need, instead of me telling the computer. 
But now, back to my challenge card. This week the Blogger's Challenge is backgrounds (one of my favorite challenges). My layout is based on the Mojo Monday challenge sketch. To make my background, I started with a brown panel. I used one of my recently received stencils with yellow pan pastels. The leaves were die cut using paper from one of Tim's paper stash pads with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die  and then inked with distress ink. I thought that the sentiment (Club Scrap) was so cool and very appropriate.
I am also entering my card into these challenges: Tuesday Throwdown has an anything goes challenge. Word Art Wednesday is always anything goes with an appropriate sentiment. Creative Belli is a color challenge looking for red, yellow, and orange. The Frilly and Funkie challenge  is also anything goes. The Artistic Stamper challenge has an autumn theme. Great Impressions is asking for fall colors.


Margaret said...

Very pretty. Great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The card has such beautiful colors. The leaves are telling the story fall is on the way.
The sentiment is also super.
We love to see your artwork; thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Remember you can post up to FIVE projects this week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely design! Love the sentiment! When you have a chance could you e-mail me? jksand2001(at)yahoo(dot)com! Thanks!

Pat K said...

Beautiful card with such a lovely sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge. Pat K xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Very pretty, Barbara. I love the amazing leaves you've used and I thank you for sharing with us. Hope you're having a blessed week.
Word Art Wednesday

Monica Edwards said...

Beautiful job. Love this card. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions check back next month - I will be looking for you!

Sparkly Engineer said...

The way you colored your leaves is gorgeous. I like that they are made of text too.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Emma Williams said...

A lovely piece and wonderful sentiment! Thank you for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and good luck! x