Sunday, 27 October 2013

Golden Days of Autumn for Crafty Individuals

My piece today celebrates those golden autumnal hues of autumn when the browns and golds are bordering on the frosts and snows of Winter and is made for the Crafty Individuals October challenge.



The background was prepared on kraft card edged with gesso and a coating of gesso stained with distress stains over it.
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The stamp is CI 287 and depicts the trees when the leaves have fallen and they form a golden covering on the ground.
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Metal embellishments fit in with the theme of crunchy, crispy and fading foliage that we love to kick around on those gorgeous breath making walks on frosty days when the air is still and light mists hover in the air.
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October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
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I hope your Sunday is going well. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


hugs {brenda} x0x

34 comments:

butterfly said...

This is utterly beautiful, Brenda - I love the golden browns, and the stamp looks wonderful amidst all those delicious embossed leaves and fabulous script stamping. Really wonderful autumnal make!

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

A stunning creation Brenda! xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Totally and utterly divine Brenda love, love, love it. This really displays your artistic talents.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Momma Goddess Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your color choices.

clare said...

So much detail, beautiful.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, stunning autumnal make Brenda, I love the warm tones and the stamping is beautiful! xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

a beautifully made piece.

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

Sorry I have not popped round in ages, life has been hectic and a tad crazy!!

Loving your make all the detail is incredible!

Hugs Juls

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. Wow, this is stunning! And so many beautiful touches...I love the butterflies half hidden and how the "take time to..." goes off onto the background. It really does give the feeling that Winter is on the way! Great poem too.
Dot x

Netty said...

smashing piece of work for the challenge, good luck, hugs Annette x

Jane said...

So beautiful Brenda and I love the poem too. Let's hope this storm does not harm our beloved trees to much...keep safe..we'll see what the morning brings. Hugs xx

Amanda said...

What a wonderful this all has totally captures autumn, brilliant!
Love
Amanda x

kateri said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love the gold leaves and the poem is so fitting. Beautiful work.

Karin said...

A fabulous creation!
Groetjes karin

Margreet said...

Breathtaking beautiful Brenda...great details!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Daniele said...

another inkspiratioal piece again Brenda, love all the metal embellishments you have used
hugs

Buttons said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda. I love the way you've backed this fantastic set of images. Hoping you're ok this morning in the storm. Jenny x

Coco said...

Fabulous creation Brenda, so inspirational... Love the theme, and all you ideas and lovely details on it !!! thank you for sharing. Hugs, Coco xx

Gina said...

Such a glorious sentiment...perfect for the images and the feeling of your card. :D XXX

Deborah said...

Such a wonderful piece, Brenda. The metal embellis and crunchy leaves are perfect.

Astrid Maclean said...

LOVE this Brenda, a truly stunning creation! Great idea to stain Gesso with D Stains! Those stamps in the beautiful sepia/brown tones. create such a wonderful Autumn mood, just stunning altogether!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love every detail on this.. awesome autumnal piece!

Gio said...

Wow! It matches perfectly with the beautiful word of the poem.You were very inspired. Love the metals pieces.

Gram's Treasures said...

Adorable! Wonderful colours and lovely poem. Definitely brings a nice fall day to mind. Yesterday, however, we had lots of rain to go with it....somewhat changes the outlook. lol
Joyce xx

Cindy said...

Love this! It really captures a fall day.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just catching up! What a fabulous piece Brenda - the colours are stunning and the details amazing. I love those metal leaves - just gorgeous x

Meggymay said...

Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic images and colours.
Yvonne

Von said...

This is lovely Brenda :)
Von ♥

Fandhmum said...

This just oozes Autumn, it's beautiful
Rosie x

hazel said...

Wow! This is stunning Brenda, I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

Marjie Kemper said...

How gorgeous! I had to really study this to see what you did... so many fabulous layers, the leaves are just amazing in their richness!

Marjie Kemper said...

How gorgeous! I had to really study this to see what you did... so many fabulous layers, the leaves are just amazing in their richness!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful creation, great texture and details.

scrappymo! said...

Your stqmps look fabulous amidst the wonderful script and textures of fall!