Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finally Fall

Yes it is finally fall.  The time of year I usually look forward to here in Northern California so that we get a break from the intense heat.  The funny thing is that we are just now starting to feel summer.  This summer was unseasonably cool, although we had a few scorchers it was nothing like we are used to.  So now that fall is officially here and has brought the 100 degree weather with it, it is time for a little inspiration to cool you down.  This week at Inktegrity we are being challenged to use our favorite fall colors.  I used this fun Tire Swing image and turned it into a tree with changing colors.  I think fall is the perfect time for swinging.  The sketch was from Tuesday Morning Sketches, but I flipped it around.  I paper pieced for the first time and added lots of inking and some pop dots for dimension.  I printed the base on the blue and then as you can see I cut the leaf bunches where the dotted line is in the original stamp so that some of the green would show around the edges.  I also added some distressed Stickles for the rope and Crackle Accents for the Tire and a border from my Martha Stewart loop punch for the grass.  I love printing stamps on a colored background so I don't have to color it all in!

Here is a side view so you can see how the tree pops up

By the way all the paper is from a pack of recollections Autumn something or other paper that I got on clearance at Michael's last year when I was still working there.  The solid paper is American Crafts and the bling is from the Michael's dollar spots.


  1. Great colors, but I love the layered tree look.

  2. Really really cute!! Love the tire swing!

  3. Really great card! Your paper piecing is awesome with so much added dimension. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. So cute and so unique! Love it

  5. What a beautiful tree!! I love dp and the colors.


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