Timeless Tuesday #233: Welcome Autumn!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Happy Tuesday! We are in the height of summer around here, but for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge, I am thinking ahead to the crisp days of fall. The amazingly creative Broni is our hostess this week, and her challenge is...

Welcome Autumn!
All you have to do is use autumn colors! :)


I have been looking for an opportunity to use one of the gorgeous stamps from the In Nature stamp set, and what better time than now, when I can turn it into an autumn scene!
I live in the north Georgia mountains, and to me, autumn is our most beautiful time of the year. Everywhere I look, there is glorious color: orange, yellow, purple, red, pink, green, and golden brown, all against an almost unbelievable blue sky. The trees actually glow in the sun! It's no wonder that thousands of people drive here every year in October to witness God's spectacular handiwork for themselves. So, when I colored this image, I ended up with over two dozen Copic markers spread across my table! But, what fun I had with it! :)

 After coloring the entire image, I used my Copic airbrush to color the sky, leaving a few white areas for clouds, stamped a sentiment in the upper left corner, added a few rhinestones, and framed it with a Spellbinders die cut in dark teal from the Color Made Easy Emerald Coast Paper Collection.
I added a little sparkle to the water and the windows of the cabin with a Spica pen. It's very hard to capture it in a photo, but you can see it in this close up.
With all that splendid color on the front of the card, I didn't need much inside, so I just stamped a single leaf in Potter's Clay Memento Ink, from the Falling Leaves stamp set.

Now, what will you create with your autumn colors? It doesn't have to be an autumn scene, just autumn colors, and you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! I hope you'll join us for this fun, and easy challenge! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

And, be sure to visit all our designers' blogs, and leave some love for them! :) You'll find beautiful eye candy at every stop!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a colorful week!

~Hugs,
 
Supplies:

Plus these additional Copic colors: B41, B45, E000, YG01, YG03, YR21, G17, G99

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14 comments :

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love this Cheryl Lea. What a beautifully coloured image - love it in the fall colours!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful, Cheryl! I love your autumn colors. I like how you colored some reflection of the trees in the water. :)

Mickie said...

Breath taking. Love the colors and you did a superb job with them.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! Fantastic coloring of the beautiful scene!

Makiko Jones said...

Ohhh I love the fall colors and scene! Amazing coloring, Cheryl!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love how you did the reflection of the trees in the water!!!

Judy Rozema said...

Simply gorgeous!! I love how you colored the entire scene!

Tamara D said...

Very beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful scene with all that glorious autumn color! Great job on the sky with the airbrush. Really love how you created the reflections in the water and then added the sparkle. So pretty!

Jessi Fogan said...

Fall is my favourite too - the colours are marvelous, the weather is the best, and the mosquitoes are pretty much all dead. Heaven :)
I love that ornate frame - and your amazing colouring.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Cheryl! It's stunning! The colouring of your nature image reminds me of a fresh autumn morning. Stunning!

Petti said...

This is pretty!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Cheryl, this is just Awesome coloring, you have done a wonderful job on this scene!!! Like how you added the sentiment and the framing is great!

Broni said...

What a totally fabulous autumn scene, Cheryl! I love that die cut card and your coloring is perfection! I especially love your trees reflected in the water!!