Friday, September 13, 2013

Joans Challenge Fall Leaves

Good Morning Ladies,
We had a downpour last night before I went back to work. After everything shook out the temps were much cooler. Maybe fall is on it's way. Joans Challenge Fall Leaves is my card for today. You can see and join us in the challenge here.... http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2013/09/this-weeks-challenge-big-prize.html
The requirements for this weeks challenge are as follows:
Include leaves on your card
Fall Colors
Tree and/or bird
You must use something sold at Joan's and mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Challenge.
So here is my card....
I think this challenge is great fun! I started with the squirrel applique I found in my stash. I have more than one of these squirrels in my stash. So at one time I must have had a project in mind for this little gem. That idea has long left my brain. But this challenge made finding him like finding gold! For my trees I used the birch tree trio #98617 from Memory Box. I purchased this birch tree die from Joan's Gardens. This die is one that I use over and over again. Next I needed to create a pile of leaves for the squirrel to sit on. I used a Spellbinders die set Fall Foliage S5-120. I purchased this die set at Joan's. It is a wonderful set that has leaves, an acorn, a pine branch and pine cones. I needed birds in my scene. Crows seem to be a fall bird. So I cut two birds from the Poppystamps die #817 Nestled Bird.
You can purchase the dies I used on my card as well as many, many more at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
Thanks Joan for another wonderful challenge to keep my creative muse going.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

4 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Lori, what a cute card and a true find using your squirrel. Love the birds in the trees too.
Great job.
Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOL ... that cute squirrel is the perfect touch! I can watch them scurrying about outside my window right now! Fabulous card Lori!

Pssequimages said...

This is just SO creative. I absolutely love the birds in the trees and how you put this card together. It is just so imaginative. Would love to receive it!

Diane said...

Very pretty, love~love the use of the squirrel ... very creative!!