Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Smallest Things

Chilly mornings, leaves changing color, apples ripening, these are just a few of the small things that make me happy when fall arrives in a slow blaze of glory!   The sentiment on my card today has always been a favorite of mine!  I fell in love with Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and all the other characters of the Hundred Acre Wood when I was very young and I've been in love with them ever since!

To create my card, I used two Dreamweaver Stencils, LL 3004, Falling Leaves and LS 78, Maple Leaf.  Using my stencil brushes, I inked both stencils with ClearSnap's ColorBox fluid chalk ink pads in Autumn Pastels and Primary Pastels.  I also used a small flat paint brush to add "veins" to the leaves.  I stamped my Quietfire Design sentiment Sometimes, Said Pooh with Memento's Rich Cocoa ink.  I  trimmed my inked images down to the sizes I wanted, inked them all over with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and set them aside.  Using Bazzill for my card base, I created my base with a basic tent fold.  My patterned paper is from Authentique's Thankful Collection and wrapped with a piece of May Arts Faux Burlap Wired Ribbon.  I added Art Glitter's Challis Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter to each of my image pieces by edging them with Tsukineko's The Essential Glue Pad and then dipping each edge in the glitter. I hate that it didn't photograph better as it's really pretty in person!  As a finishing touch, I added a button just 'cause I wanted to!  I like buttons!  So, that's my card for today, I hope you like it!  Here's a list of the others posting today:

Dream It Up!
Lea Kimmel
Louise Healy
Stacey Rumsby
Terrece Siddoway
Wendy Jordan 
Pam Hornschu

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon.



  1. Love that quote! Beautiful card, Lea!

  2. Ah....Lea! So pretty! Love how you did the veins in the leaves...and yes, the Pooh quote is classic. A very "smart bear" I'd say.

  3. What a beautiful creation Lea! The colors are wonderful and it has just the right amount of sparkle!

  4. Beautiful Autumn card, I really like that sentiment too...


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