Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crisp Air

I'm sure it is getting cooler up north but it is still warm here, ranging about 88 for the highs. In Georgia, we have what we call Indian Summers. It is after the first cold snap when the days get warm again. So warm that you consider turning your air conditioning back on! We have not had Indian Summer yet this Fall. It should happen sometime around the first or second week of October . However, you can tell it is turning to Autumn. The humidity is very low, the skies are blue and every once in awhile, I see a leaf fall off of a tree. I love taking my dog out in the morning from my front door. I look out into an island of (mostly) pine trees. The sun rays are shining through and it's quite a lovely sight. I have a Japanese Maple out there as well and it's leaves will turn a bright red this Fall. It is my favorite time of year.

I created this card with that in mind. The background paper is encaustic waxing. If you follow my blog, you know it is one of my favorite techniques. It is a napkin that I waxed onto a glossy piece of cardstock. I then shaded it with gold wax. I love it. The pumpkins stamp is from Gina K Designs and it is the "Signs of Autumn" set. I colored it with my Copics (Y12, Y16, Y18 and Colorless Blender). I then added my Gelly Roll pen to add some shine. I cut the image using my oval Nestibilities and my scallop oval Nestibilities. I shaded using Tangelo and Cantelope Memento Inks while the shapes were still in the die cut. The ribbon I purchased at Hobby Lobby and the back ground papers were nothing special, except I always use Gina K Designs heavy weight Pure Luxury paper when coloring with Copics. I hope you enjoy it and enjoy the season!