On to why I am here today...we have a new challenge for you over at Crafting by Designs. I am the hostess for one of our challenges during our second week in October and the theme is “Falling Leaves.” You can create any thing your mojo tells you too, but we want to see lots of leaves, be they in a pile, falling from a tree, laying on the ground just looking pretty, added to a wreath, you get the meaning. We want to see leaves.
As I said in the beginning of my post, I have been churning out cards, so this little piece of art is just that, an art card. And I have leaves galore! My image is from a wonderful artist that I discovered a couple of months ago, (and I am now on his Elite Design Team), Rick St. Dennis MFA (you should read his credentials!). I feel in love with this little elf, October Joy! (At the moment, it is not listed in his Etsy shop, but I am sure you could send him a message and he would get it right over to you.)
Do you know when you have all the leaves raked in a pile, go inside to get a drink, come back out to bag, and you have to rake them again? The “rake them again” part was accomplished by this little Autumn elf. He looks like he thoroughly enjoyed jumping in your pile of leaves, and making them magically fly around. He did have fun.
Supplies used for October Joy are:
Dies: Spellbinders Foliage, Bitty Blossoms, and Standard Circles. Marianne Creatables LR0156 Flower & Leaves.
Designer Paper: SCACD
Cardstock: SU in Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, and Really Rust. Cryogen for Copic Coloring.
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, and Forest Moss
Paint: Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Chandelier
Copics: Ys in 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 26; YRs in 00, 12, 15; YGS in 91, 93, 95, 97; RVs in 91, 93, 99’ Rs in 20, 27; Es in 000, 09, 11, 35; Cs in 5.
Skeleton leaves: my stash.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can join us at CBD for our Falling Leaves challenge, or any of our weekly challenges. Contact me if you have any questions.