Sunday, August 29, 2010

Autumn Burned Brightly

Autumn burned brightly, 
a running flame
through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees.
               - Faith Baldwin

This is just one of those cards that refused to come together for me. I created it for September's My Favorite Things Guest Designer challenge which is to make the sentiment the main focus of the card.  Not sure I really succeeded with that.  I didn't have an MFT sentiment stamp so I had to computer generate the one above that I printed onto a walnut inked tag.  I paired it up with the MFT Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio Die-namic.  This is my third card using this die-namic little die! I skipped the embossing part since the cork paper already had texture. To make the focus more on the sentiment I created a visual triangle around it with buttons and stickpins, plus the tea-dyed cheesecloth left over from a previous project. 

Products: Cosmo Cricket (Earth Love and Mr. Campy) pp, Basic Grey (Max and Whiskers) pp, My Favorite Things Die-namics, My Mind's Eye buttons, Maya Road stickpin (gold one is an Etsy purchase), Spellbinders Nestabilities

I hope you've had a great weekend. Ours has been nice and relaxing but it has not been a good one for my diet! Ever have those days where you just want to eat everything in sight?  Well, I've had two days in a row of that! I need to get back on track next week.  

And by the way, I just now added the Goodle Friends Connect button in the sidebar so please consider following me if you want to! 


  1. Very Nice Nancy!!!! The colors are great and you DID succeed in drawing focus to the sentiment!!!! ;) Those pins are SO cool!!!!!!

  2. love all the colored leaves on your tree and what a fun sentiment too!

  3. Gorgeous card Nancy! I love the quote and your tree is amazing, you're definitely have me in the fall mood! :)
    And I'm so glad you added the Follow feature, your blog is a must see!

  4. Oh I find this card so warm and cosy... I love fall, great colors. your tree is amazing and love those stick pins....Very nice..

  5. This is beautiful, Nancy. Autumn to a tee.