And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Down on the Farm in Autumn

Hello sketch lovin' fans!  Sorry I missed you last week.  My dear hubby and I had an invitation to use a beach condo for the weekend and could not pass up the opportunity.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday a little early!  Now that Saturday has rolled around again, we have a fun new sketch for you at The Sweet Stop.  Since I love this time of year, I grabbed one of my favorite SNSS sets and turned it into a fall scene for my sample.
Creative Nugget:  I found these wonderful fall papers in my stash...not sure where they are from, and stitched my layers to Vintage Cream and Early Espresso card stocks.  The card front was mounted on an Early Espresso Card base measuring 
5 1/4" x 5 1/4".  Memento inks were used to sponge the sky and the ground.  The trees from the Landscape Silhouettes stamp set were stamped using Toffee Crunch Memento Luxe ink after masking the deer,  and the farm scene from the same stamp set was stamped using Sepia Versafine ink. The result  was that the farm looks like it is tucked behind the trees.  An old retired SU! stamp set called Itty Bitty Backgrounds was used to create the leaves on the trees.  The sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set by SNSS was cut with an oval punch.  It was added along with some fishtail flags, twine, a button, and a few  Small Leaf Dies to finish the card.

For more wonderful inspiration for this sketch, check in with the other Sugar Babies, and join us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

Ann Tuck
Ceal Pritchett
Cynthia Olheiser
Debbie Owens
Jamie Moore
Marlena Peduzzi
Melissa Schultz
                                               Monika Davis
                                               Robin Parker
                                               Stephanie Serrano

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Landscape Silhouettes, Autumn Leaves (SNSS), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU!)
Ink: Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Dandelion, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch Luxe (Memento), Sepia Versafine (Tsukineko), Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Early Espresso (SU!), DP (Unknown)
Accessories: Sew Mini (Janome), Small Leaf Dies (SNSS), Oval Punch (SU!), Button (PTI), Twine


nwilliams6 said...

Cathy, this is breathtaking - really! I think this is the best Fall card I have seen this year. I love the scene, your gorgeous trees, the stitching and your embees! Wonderfully done. Hugz!

K. Joy said...

This is gorgeous! I love how the farm is settled behind the row of trees. Beautiful fall papers, too - such pretty deep colors. Thanks for sharing!!

Over Embellishing said...

Wow!! This is fantastic!! Thanks for the stamping tips- love how the barn looks shadowed!

Cynthia said...

Oh Cathy, this is just lovely! What a fabulous Fall scene you have created. I struggle with combining images for scenes such as this. Thanks for the inspiration!

PS> Glad you had a nice weekend at the beach!

Ann said...

Love how you combined those stamps to create a unique image Cathy- your creative nuggets give such fab ideas! This card is just beautiful. :) Ann

Conniecrafter said...

Glad you had a nice time away, this is such beautiful scene, lovely papers to compliment it and love how you did the trees!

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful fall card! The colors are amazing and I love the scene!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous fall scene Cathy. Lvoe the images you combined and the extra colors you added. Wow! It's just perfect!

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, this is so pretty! Love the gorgeous oranges, browns and yellows. The farm scene is perfect for the fall theme.