Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Autumn Leaves

After the beautiful sunshine at the weekend, the weather in the South of England has certainly turned to Autumn. 

It was also very sad to hear about the passing of the lovely Sarah at InkyDoodles. She brought the most unique stamps to market and always inspired me. I have used the Autumn Walk set of stamps to create this card.

I stamped and used the masking technique to place the pumpkins in the barrow. The strip I stamped and then cut to size. All the colouring was done with Promarker Pens - Honeycomb, Apply Cider, Tea Green and Ruby.


Challenges entered :
The Craft Garden - Autumn Colours



I also thought I would share a favourite poem of mine - William Blake's  - To Autumn

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stainèd
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may'st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.
`The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust'ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather'd clouds strew flowers round her head.


`The spirits of the air live on the smells

Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat;
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load. 


8 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

What a lovely card. Such sad news.

brenda said...

A super Autumnal creation Emma and perfect for our theme this month, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge (would also fit in at Stamping Sensations).

B x

Sandra said...

Such a lovely card. It's so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

francesca said...

beautiful card!!
I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Emma, This is such a lovely card.
Wishes
Lynne

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely card and it's a wonderful poem too.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a lovely Autumnal card and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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