Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Autumn Down Under Style.
Even though I have lived in Australia for the better part of 22 years, I still get homesick. In Australia we are 27 days into Autumn now (but who's counting?) and I couldn't be happier. I find the summers here to be oppressively hot and humid most days (and nights) and the older and more crotchety I become the more I seem to be even more blessed with an abundance of humidity. Somebody please remind me what a good hair day is? Oddly enough though, in some places, the leaves do change color and the temperature does drop some. So, with the making of this card, I momentarily transported myself to the wonderful New York Autumns that I so fondly recall. The crunchy leaves, the crispness in the air, the piles of raked leaves and the beautiful autumnal array of colors that abound. Just lovely. This card is a tribute to those very days. Even with the soon to be defoliated trees few and far in between here, my eyes and senses are trained upon them for their rare showing during this super short season. I can't wait.
For the most part, this card was put together from various doodads from Papertrey Ink. I love their Autumn Acorns set for obvious reasons as just described, but it is also a cherished set for the font used for the sentiments. Gosh, it's a goodie. The lattice rectangle is from Spellbinders and is a die set of the same name. The mustard color background stamp is a nifty Cover-A-Card from Impression Obsession called Round Floral. Love their big squares of red rubber fabulousness. It may be worth mentioning that the splotchy acorn bottoms were made deliberately so by choosing my most splotchy dye ink and tissueing some off only ever so slightly. I had hoped to get the unevenness to resemble texture. Well, that's my story and I am sticking to it. *wink* As for the rest, feel free to let me know if you want to know more. It would be my pleasure.
...And that's that card done. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your visits so. To colorful and crunchy leaves!