Sunday, November 7, 2010

Whimsical Fall Tree

Even though the colorful leaves are almost done falling from the trees and the temperatures are cold here (41 degrees currently), it is still fall here in Michigan.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons as I love the vibrant colors and clean, crisp air.  So I chose to use some fall colors in my design today, which is in honor of Tobi, aka jazzytobi on Splitcoaststampers, on being this week's featured stamper!! I chose to case her artistic and pretty Chalk Pouncing card.

Things I changed:
1. image
2. used distress inks instead of chalk
3. added buttons in place of ribbon
4. colors

This image is a flourish in the Rubbernecker collection that reminds me of a whimsical tree. I colored the main image with SU markers (chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, really rust) and stamped it onto the cs. I used my distress inks and blending tool for the colors around and over the tree; I then added brads onto some of the leaves.

Have a beautiful day!


Cook22 said...

Our leaves are almost all down too - especially after the winds and rain of last week. Your card is a lovely reminder of what it was like a couple of weeks back - I love the way you added the brads, and the warm background. Mind you, it looks pretty windy on that card too!
They've closed a couple of the car-parks along the coast road here today and tomorrow in case of flooding, between the wind and extra high tides.

Beverly said...

Hiya Charlene!!!
Your card is gorgeous as ever. Love all of the details you put into each card!
Miss you!

Joanne (jojot) said...

How ya doin' Ms. Bertie??? Looks like you is creatin' up a rich, warm storm of leaves ....the beautiful kind you don't hafta rake, I mean......I LOVE this flourish tree and the fab leaves that are still holdin' on.....

gorgeous work, my friend

Mothermark said...

Its so awesome! Saw it at SCS...a wonderful FAll card!

Dawn B. said...

Wow this is really beautiful. I think it is sad sometimes as stampers we move so quickly through a season anxious to stamp for the next.. LOVE the rich colors. Such a pretty card Charlene.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love fall too Charlene!! Your whimsical tree and your colors is gorgeous!! Gorgeous use of distress inks!!

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Charlene! I missed these lovely swirly thingys, don't remember seeing them! Beautiful fall colors!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, your card is a beauty. I just love the vibrant, rich colors and your design is a knockout. What a super tree image. Hope all goes well with you!