I love Autumn! It's my favorite season of all. Hero Arts has a monthly challenge and for September it's "Everything Autumn". Since I missed most of this month, I wanted to make it a priority to make some cards for that challenge before the deadline, which is this Thursday.
To me, a huge part of this season is the changing leaves. I love all the colors we see here in NE Ohio from the maples. That's something I didn't see at all while we were out West, so I'm fortunate to live in an area that has this magnificent seasonal display.
We also have based in this area a wonderful drum and bugle corps called the Bluecoats, which started as an outgrowth of a police boys club in 1972 for musicians between the ages of 15 and 22. They have consistently been one of the top 12 corps internationally since 1987. We try to go to at least one of their performances each year, and I encourage anyone who wants to see people getting excited about music to do the same. Their theme song is Autumn Leaves; here is a You-Tube recording of it. (the people at the end are NOT yelling Boo, but "BLUE") that gives me chills.
So, putting these 2 loves of mine together, I printed out the words to Autumn Leaves as my background, and then stamped over them. Here are the 2 cards that resulted:
Supplies: cream parchment and rust card stock, digital-printed background, Hero Arts CL361 A Season of Giving (leaves) stamped in various distress inks, CG 211 Magical Background, stamped in old paper distress ink, CL497 Find Joy (sentiment) stamped in Anita's Teddy Bear ink, Hero Arts Craft Twine, rust button
Supplies: 2 shades of parchment cardstock, kraft cardstock, digital-printed background and sentiment, Hero Arts CG228 Maple Leaf inked with distress inks spritzed with water