Saturday, September 25, 2010

happy fright night to you

This card's not really all that frightful, butI just LOVE rich fall colors. Loosely based on Clean & Simple's FTL109 sketch, I pulled a few of my fav fall colors to pull this one together. I may have gone a bit overboard on distressing but I was too lazy to go to my stamping stash to grab some sponges so just used a dried-out baby wipe that I'd used to clean stamps recently to apply ... rather uneven but such is life!

It's been a busy week and I'm SO pleased the weekend's here! My DH is enjoying some F1 racing while I catch up on blog trolling. No plans for the most part except a promised trip to video store w my DS and I'm hoping to make the trek to A2 to visit my niece and sister. I've got plenty of house cleaning to catch up on. I dunno about you, but I tend to collapse at the end of the work day and don't get much done 'til weekends.

And speaking of fall colors, I didn't catch the outrageous sunlit-drenched golden leaves, but my DH called me outside to catch what the sunset was doing to the leaves in the yard across the street yesterday evening ... this is the view from my driveway, with a tree branch from our yard that was blowing in the breeze. It's been quite breezy here lately and we had 19,000 residents without power and plenty of school closings this week due to power outages. We never lost power but two schools located in our neighborhood were closed. It's cooled considerably but the winds have died down - they're now averaging about 15 mph and gusting to 35 mph ... but it'd make for challenging golf, eh?!

stamps: SU's Carved & Candlelit, Eat Drink & Be Scary; paper: A1 Neenah Classic Natural White, SU's Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Old Olive card stocks; ink: Ranger's black soot and old paper distress inks, SU's Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; tools: Cuttlebug w Sizzix's large dot texturz plate

1 comment:

Lea L. said...

Well...I think this card is darling! And I much prefer cute and sweet Halloween cards over scary ones!!! Great job with FTL 109!!