Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Flowers?

I'm trying to ease myself into Autumn. It's not an easy thing to do when you LOVE summer as much as I do. Here in Minnesota, fall is a beautiful season with changing leaves, bright blue skies and crisp, fresh air. But it also means that Old Man Winter is just around the corner and after last year's winter season, I am DREADING that!

So, with this card, I'm gently easing into the season by using a mix of colors. Some more summery and some leaning toward the fall tones.



The beautiful, delicate lace and sweet butterfly are from my good friend, Heather. She sent them along with a few ATC's and I love them! Thank you again, Heather!

The Hero Arts flowers are stamped and colored on canvas. I used a small piece of patterned paper, punched it with a scroll punch and added it to the edge of the main panel. The stamped leaves, pearls and sentiment are all from Hero Arts too.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm feeling even better today and am getting SO excited for Scrapfest next week! Only 7 more days! Have a great weekend! :)

17 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Delightful card, Barb! So many lovely details in this one (the lace, added butterfly, border treatment...).

Maureen Morton said...

Great to see you back! Don't overdo it - you need lots of energy for nest week. Love this card, even if it is for fall (I am also a summer girl). The canvas looks like fun - great texture - and the butterfly is so perfect and love the border. Nice job. Take care!

AnitaRex said...

I know I am having an impossible time trying to get syked up for fall!! And I refuse to when it's going to be a hot hot hot day here and has been all week! When it's cool I'll give it a shot, lol! Love your card today, fun design and great coloring! One more week till I see ya!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Barb, so pleased you are feeling better and back crafting, love this sweet card, so pretty.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thanks for extending the summer colors Barb. I know exactly what you mean about winter just around the corner... Michigan has been whispering the change of seasons already!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I am so glad to hear you are feeling better...be sure to rest up before your big trip to Scrapfest! I love the flowers stamped onto the canvas...lovely card!

Nancy said...

I love your summer-to-fall card! It's a successful compromise between my 2 favorite seasons. Loving the beautiful coloring. It's so good to have you creating lovely things again for us to enjoy! So happy to hear that you are feeling better every day. Hugs to you, sweet friend.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb!! Love all the colors!

Dawn said...

Beautiful Barb. Such pretty colours. Love the hint of lace too.

Lynn said...

Oh...can't wait to hear about ScrapFest! Sounds fabulous...and oh..these colors look like a bouqet straight from your shop!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, your card is gorgeous--love the beautiful Fall colors. Glad that you are feeling better. Have fun at Scrapfest. Hugs to you.

kasthurirajam said...

nice

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful! Love the added lace and the gorgeous flowers! I don't want summer to end either! :)

Brenda said...

I'm loving all the cards you have made using canvas! Love all the pretty colors on this one and the lovely leaf stamping on the side! So glad to hear that you are feeling better, just take care!

CanadianScraps43 said...

You are certainly on a roll Barb with all the beautiful cards and this one is no exception. Wow. Love the image and the cheerful colours.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful decorative edge and love the sentiment along the edge with the leafy background.

~ Barb said...

Using canvas is genius! What a great medium for a card!