Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Thank You

Here's my take on the Perfect Sentiments PSC92 challenge to make a fall card with a sentiment on the front. I haven't made a mosaic design for a long time, so I snipped out random pieces of paper from the Lilybee Autumn Spice paper pad and went to work. To make the mosaic, I ran a strip of card through the Xyron, then randomly adhered the snippets of paper, leaving spaces between them. Afterward, I covered it all with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I embossed another piece of card stock with gold, then die cut the leaf using a SB die, and finished it with a jewel tag sentiment, twine, and some gold brads.

With all the snippets I used, I'll also be entering this into the Snippets Playground 90.

Fall officially arrives this weekend, and although it's my favorite time of the year, it's a little sad to know the warm weather will soon be gone for many weeks to come. I'll miss those evenings spent sitting on the front porch visiting with neighbors and enjoying the longer hours of daylight until nearly 9 PM.

Enjoy your day and have a fantastic weekend! Happy Fall Y'all!

Carol

18 comments:

Linda said...

Stunning card! I am already missing the daylight!

Benzi said...

Love your mosaics, Carol. You are so good with that type thing. Such a pretty Fall creation.

When hubby and I go to the park to walk in the afternoon, we are really losing daylight earlier and earlier. Don't like it.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! What a cool technique, I don't think I've ever seen this....I must try it!

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is slap dab gorgeous! Love that mosaic and especially in the beautiful patterned paper you used. Very pretty leaf too and a perfect design.
If you get to where you start missing that nice warm weather, come on down here!
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

This is just lovely. I love the mosaic design and your gold leaf is just sparkling. Those little tags are a fabulous embellishment/sentiment. I know what you mean about missing the longer days and sitting outside. I will miss that also. Enjoy your day, my friend.

Beckie said...

Very pretty. Love the gold mixed.

Be blessed, Beckie

The Crafty Laydee said...

Oooh I love this mosaic-what a fabulous effect-I would love to have a play and make one of these :)
Your leaf looks fabulous and I love the beautiful Fall colours you have used :)
Nessa xx

Cathymac said...

What a gorgeous fall design, Carol! Love your mosaic technique and pretty papers. Such a beautiful, warm thank you!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can see I am going to have lots to do, with all the great ideas you have been throwing out here. The mosaic looks so fabulous!

MaryH said...

This mosaic technique is new to me, so thoroughly enjoyed reading the how-to's. It is just beautiful, and your fall leaf is very realistic looking. I hear you about losing our porch time. We've just begun to be able to enjoy ours after the summer heat, then the mosquitos. We'll have a few weeks yet - I hope - to enjoy the slow twilight. We noticed today that some of the area trees are just beginning to get some color. TFS a gorgeous card. Hugs

Basslady said...

hun, this is sooooo brilliant!

especially your mosaic-bg is awesome!

thank you so much for this inspiration!!!!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

StampTramps said...

Holy cow, you must have spent an awful lot of time on that mosaic! I thought it was some fancy schmancy designer paper before I started reading! I miss my porch time too, I thought I was going to get some last night, but the mosquitoes had other ideas.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fabulous use of snippets and a gorgeous "fall" card resulting from them.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sue from Oregon said...

You really do make the prettiest mosaic cards Carol!

Elizabeth said...

Super card - great autumnal colours and the mosaic panel is a fab use of snippets. Elizabeth xx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty Autumn card! Like that mosaic technique...

Vickie ODell said...

Your mosaic turned out beautifully! You have such a nice combination of papers and I love the glittery paper they're attached to. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge!

kel Acopan said...

I love the colors in this card! Great idea with the mosaic! Thanks for playing along at the Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

lovies, =o) kel
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