Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Male Room Challenge: Autumn

Good Morning everyone! Autumn arrived in the east coast last Weds. So today's challenge at the Male Room is right in keeping for the season. What's not to love about the fall? Time to put my long jeans back on with a sweater (by now, I am sick of shorts), crisp juicy apples (winesaps are my fav) the days are shorter (candles with dinner) and the changing leaves (long drives in the countryside).

How to make a an autumnal card without reverting to the inevitable of fall leaves? A perusal of my stamps revealed a cute fall stamp set from Hampton Arts, that I know I got for a good price from a "big box" store. 

This card had me stumped though. The background just wasn't coming together. I musta spent the better part of a day trying to make this work. Ever have a crafting day like that?

While I am not completely thrilled with this, I am at least satisfied and I know my personal sidekick is gonna like it. 

The stamp set came with the big bold "you".  I hand wrote the "nuts" trying to imitate the style. No bad. 

Tell me what are your favorite things about Autumn and play along with this week's challenge at the Male Room!


Deborah Frings said...

Superb!! I adore the squirrel and that fun sentiment. Great texture in the background and I love the side panel stamping. Nicely done. xxx

Jane said...

Such a fun and different take on the Autumn theme, love it!

Rocky said...

Great take on autumn, something a little different, love it! I thought the 'nuts' was a stamp, great idea!!!!

Louise van Vuren said...

I love this card, can't believe you're not 100% happy with it, but sometimes we are our own greatest critics. The sentiment is fun, the squirrel, cute and the background brings it all together. Good job!
Louise xx