Saturday, September 28, 2013

Happy Fall Morning

Good Morning!  What a gorgeous Fall morning here!  Blue, blue skies, bright sunshine, cooler temps and NO humidity!  What more could a girl ask for?  In a little bit I will head out to the gardens to pick and store some flower seeds.  I hope to have a surplus of Purple Cone Flowers, Shasta Daisies, Marigolds (don't think I have bought one in the last 5 years!), Cleome, Black Eyed Susans and Cosmos......just to name a few!  I actually still have quite a bit of color throughout the yard, and I am happy and thankful for that.

Now on to some Fall Colors!

Flourishes has a wonderful Challenge going on, adding Dots.  You may add dots to your background or colored image. 

On Tuesday they had this great Pointillism Tutorial.

noun: pointillism
  1. 1.
    a technique of neo-Impressionist painting using tiny dots of various pure colors, which become blended in the viewer's eye. It was developed by Georges Seurat with the aim of producing a greater degree of luminosity and brilliance of color.

I'll try anything at least once, so here is my effort:

I decided to use this technique for coloring the image and adding some Fall color to the background.  I like how this came out and might try it in the very near future again.

I used the Flourishes stamp set, Autumn Blessings......kind of says it all doesn't it?   Many Copic Markers, Nestabilities Classic and Scalloped Circles, Sizzix Decorateive Swirl #4 die, burlap style green fabric, buttons and twine.

This card will be entered in 3 Challenges:

Flourishes  FTTC #239, Build it With Dots

Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes

CMC Fall Colors (Fall13)

I hope you all can experience some of this beautiful Fall weather. 

And don't forget.....try something new!



  1. Beautiful card and love the colors,May have to give this a try:)Thanks for sharing,Happy seed collecting.I did that back home in WA...Have a fantastic day and hugs.Going to 94 here today cooler mornings:)

  2. I LOVE this card! Fab use of the pointillism for the entire image, and the swiss dot embossed background is perfect with it! Love all the texture, too! Thanks so much for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week!

  3. Look at you go Donna! You did a great job with this challenge! Great work on the pointillism technique. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Wait 'til you see what we have coming up NEXT WEEK! *wink wink*

  4. Beautiful card, Donna. I just watched that tutorial, but haven't given it a try yet. I need to go back and check the site. Can't remember if you have to use Flourishes stamps or not. I don't have many to choose from. Great job! Love your card.

  5. Wow, you certainly captured the technique! No one could say that you don't know how to master it. Great job.

  6. Oh my gosh, you brave, brave girl!!! I'm afraid that would send me over the edge, looks really hard. But you did a fantastic job, How long did it take you to do it???? Oh, and I love that stamp too. You are really getting into Flourishes. Don't blame you, I love the ones I have.

  7. Super fun card!! What a great technique!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!