Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn Tree

Hello All!
Wow, can you believe we are half way into September already?
It just amazes me that our days/weeks/months seem to fly by.

But, that also means it is time for a new challenge at Double D.
Team Darlene is hosting this time and the theme is
'TREES'
and the mood board below to get you going!


One of the fun things of being on the Double D team
is that we have an option to join in
each and every challenge if we choose to.
Of course  I always love to join in!

There were lots of options to go with this,
but in the end I pulled out one of my older SU
stamp set (prior to 2013) and went with that!



I first stamped the tree, then started building
my 'fall' leaves around it.

I added a few strands of hemp cord
and a few die cut squirrels.

I sponged a bit of ink around the tree, then stamped my sentiment .

Once done, I came back and 'painted' on a bit of glitter.



Make sure and pop on over to the
Double D challenge blog and see what the Design Team
has to get YOU inspired!
There is a fabulous prize being offered to one lucky random winner as well!

Entering the following challenges:
Retro Rubber .... ATG (x)
Fairy Tale .... Falling Leaves (x)
Cards In Envy .... Goodbye Summer Hello Fall (10/2)
Crafty Cardmakers .... Autumn (x)
Make My Monday .... Autumn Colors (x)
Addicted To Stamps .... Trees~Branches~Leaves (w)


Products Used:
Stamps:  SU Season of Friendship, JustRite Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves,
Inks: SU More Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Really Rust, Soft Suede
Dies:  Poppystamps Frisky Squirrels 
Other:  Twine

24 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely tree there DIane! Love the little squirrel...

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a pretty little Fall card. Love the fall colors and those little squirrels are the cutest!

Leslie Miller said...

This looks even prettier when I see it here today! What beautiful fall colors and those little squirrels are too cute! Love the two colors of cord tied in a bow and the soft sponging along the bottom. The sparkle on the leaves looks like a frosty morning. There's a definite change in the feel of the air and the quality of the light here, but still beautiful days. Fall is such a beautiful season, but way too short!

Vicki robertson said...

So lovely, Diane! Such a happy little tree you have created. Love the simplicity and colors.

Kathy Krug said...

Love your pretty fall tree.the squirrel and twine are perfect for this wonderful CAS design.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful tree, Diane!! The colors are so perfect for fall!! The little squirrel is absolutely adorable, too!! Gorgeous my friend!! I'm leaving for vacation and I have a post scheduled next week that would work for this challenge but I don't know that I'll be able to get online and enter it :( If I can, I definitely will. I hope you have a wonderful rest of September my friend!! Happy almost-fall!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful Fall tree! I can see why you play along too, the tiles you create are fantastic! Now that I have survived being back to work I will play along with both too! Love your happy Autumn card and that sweet little squirrel!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh! what a gorgeous card... totally capturing autumn right here! awesome addition to the RETRO RUBBER gallery, as well! <3

Darlene said...

Great job my friend! Love this beautiful fall tree and OMG look at those cute little squirrels ... perfect!

Christine Traversa said...

Such a darling card! Perfect for this first day of fall! Thanks so much for doing the RR challenge!

Claire Grantham said...

OMG I love it and the squirrels are just adorable!!! The colours are so summer into fall. Thanks for playing at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Sherry Hickey said...

I love your beautiful Autumn card, especially the rich colors of the leaves and the cute little squirrels! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Cards In Envy challenge!

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Lovely colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Card makers this week. Judy DT

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card!A lovely tree with all the coloured leaves and the squireels are a perfect add! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Basslady said...

a wonderful card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Neva Cole said...

Love all the colors of your fall leaves. This card has just the right finishing touches with the hemp cord and die cut squirrel! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge!

Donna Idlet said...

Love your fall card. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber.

laurigami said...

gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to stamps. hugs
laurigami

Jane Knudsen said...

I love this card! First the colors are perfect for fall! Second - the squirrels - I love how the one is "hidden" in the tree! Third - a lovely design! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Kati said...

Fantastic Card! Thanks for showing if for fairytale challenge this week.
hugs
mamapia

Bianca said...

WOW! What a lovely card! Looks like hard work to stamp all that tiny leafes. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! Bianca XX

Angela Radford said...

Lovely Autumnal card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

Josephine said...

Beautiful. Love the autumn tree!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Maike from Maikreations said...

Great fall card! I love the suirrel at the tree and the colours ;o) Thank you for joining our „Autumn“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,
Maike