Monday, September 1, 2014

Friend to Friend

September 1st & already there are signs that Fall is just around the corner.  I snapped this picture of our neighbor's tree while walking Fritz today. I love early Fall in the Pacific Northwest with warm days & cool nights & usually not a lot of rain yet. I didn't want to miss another Impression Obsession challenge & realized this gorgeous leaf stamp had not yet been inked.  I masked off a section & pulled out my neglected Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves rainbow ink pad.  Then I over-stamped the leaves with Delicata Golden Glitz.  
I drew the borders & inked the sentiment (masking off the other words) with Memento Rich Cocoa. Finished off with splotches of Distress Stain Tarnished Brass--again--LOL!  One layer cards are not my strength--usually they get cut apart & layered. Fun to finish one that seems OK as is & can be mailed without extra postage. 
Both stamps are IO, but didn't come in packages with names or numbers.  I'm also entering the Lovely Leaves challenge at Curtain Call & Anything Goes at SSS Wed. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Edited to Add: Thanks to Darnell, I found the challenge at Words 2 Scrap By & am entering there. Also entering SSS Work It Wednesday.


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I was in Santa Barbara 2 weeks ago and noticed the colors on the trees started to change, it is really beautiful, it is one of those things I missed after moving to Vegas!

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  2. This looks fabulous! Those leaves are so rich-looking.

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  3. Gorgeous Greta. The fall trees look gorgeous and your leaves are superb.

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  4. Another great card, Greta! I love this time of the year here in Oregon also! And I can hardly wait for my maple tree to start changing colors...so vibrant and gorgeous!

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  5. Just gorgeous. I feel so inspired at this time of year, especially now I've seen your card. In fact, you may have helped me solve a problem I've been having with a card I have to make by tomorrow. TFS

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  6. Greta, you're sending me off to work with a mega-watt smile in seeing this stunning autumn card. Incredibly beautiful!! The colours, the image, the layout...swooning!! I need to add leaf images to my collection, and oh, how I wish this were the one! I'll be keeping an eye out for sure. Your photo of the trees with their turning leaves...beautiful. Your surrounded by such amazing scenery...
    Hugs~c

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  7. Your neighbor's tree is a beautiful inspiration. Your card makes me ready for fall. Our leaves haven't started changing yet but I've seen the squirrels going about their collecting so it can't be far behind. I love the reds, oranges and yellows of fall and your card captured that perfectly.

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  8. Pretty color on the trees ~ I love the fall but NOT what follows it!! Your card is GORGEOUS Greta, very nicely done!

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  9. I love fall cards and this one is a stunner! It'll be a few more months before our leaves start changing. I'm more than ready for cooler weather though!

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  10. Love this card, Greta - the gold over stamping sent it out of the ballpark!!

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  11. goodness... you are hitting them out of the park, greta... this card is gorgeous!

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  12. Hello Greta,
    Certainly depicts the season Autumn, a gorgeous card and beautiful stamping.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Love those leaves and elegant style sentiment! The leaves are just starting to turn here. It's one of my favorite times of the year!:-)

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  14. This is hands down a winner, Great!! You have captured fall completely and it's awesome that you made a OLC! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Greta, you rocked this one layer card. It is so darned beautiful! Welcome fall.

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  16. Gorgeous card! Love these colors. Thank you so much for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  17. Oh, Greta, this is gorgeous!! I love how you've done the leaves and the great layout!! Simple but so elegant (like you)! Can't believe it's getting cooler anywhere...hehe...living here in South Florida! Enjoy the colors of the leaves as they change, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  18. Hi, Greta!

    So glad you found us at Words 2 Scrap By. It was very sweet of Darnell to mention our current challenge on her blog. :)

    Your card is gorgeous! And, I loved your step-by-step explanation of the process you used to create such a wonderful one-layer card. I don't usually have much success with those myself, but this is really fabulous. :)

    Thanks for playing along with our September challenge at W2SB!

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  19. I love your card Greta!
    Autumn always inspires you!
    The leaves are so well done, I would love to experiment this technique with you ;)
    Thank You~

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  20. LOVE this Greta!! =) Thanks for the SWEET Comment on my Blog and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  21. Love your card Greta! Beautiful colors and classy design. TFS

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  22. Greta...this is so so beautiful and just screams fall! I love your wonderful design too, so classy.

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  23. I really love how clean and simple this card is. Great job!

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  24. What a beautiful seasonal card! A perfect entry in the Words 2 Scrap By Challenge ~ thanks so much for sharing with us. Annie

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  25. Beautiful workmanship - and thanks for including how you achieved such a great image! So glad you could join us at Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com!!

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  26. So pretty, love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

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  27. Autumn is my absolute favourite season - crisp air! The scent of wood fires inside! Dead mosquitoes! (Well, it's not all romantic, lol!) This card is utterly elegant - I have that Kaleidacolor pad & I should get it out to play!

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