Monday, September 30, 2013

Ribbon Reel #63 Shabby Autumn

I hope you had a good weekend.  We sold all the apples yesterday at the Boy Scout carmel apple sale and I made it home in time to do a little yard work.  I rake some leaves, take a break and read for an hour, and then rake some more.  I was amazed at how big a pile I drug out to the curb and then looked up at the trees in the yard and saw not even half of them had dropped yet.   Sounds like there is lots more raking in my future.  I do love this time of year though.  The weather is getting cooler at night so the leaves are starting to change color- it's really spectacular!

We have some gorgeous inspiration from the Ribbon Reel Challenge this time - it's called Shabby Autumn and was chosen by Debbie.  You are instructed to create a project and include flowers. ribbon, and sheet music.  I hope this isn't cheating, but I am a firm believer that colorful leaves are fall flowers!   My sheet music is in the background and on the pretty ribbon wrapping it all together on the front.  I mimic'd the cone in the photo by folding a doily and stuffing it with colorful stamped leaves and a spray of "berry" beads from the wedding shoppe in the  craft store.   I switched up the traditional fall colors in the photo to add a little element of surprise.  I really love seeing something "unexpected"
Special thanks to Cathy Weber for being brave enough to let me use one of her stamp sets for this one.  She paid the ultimate price - the crippling of her beloved matching die set when they decided to shift as they slid thorough my die cut machine.  I think I have too many shims!!  Time to start  thinking about a new cutter!!

If you need a little more inspiration please visit my Ribbon Reel teamies - they are sure to inspire!
Hugs!







Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Leaf Prints, Nuts For You
Dies:  Cheery Lynn French Pastry, Spellbinder Framed Tags 1, Papertrey Ink Leaf Prints
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Collection "Music Notes"
Card Stock:  SU! Pool Party, White, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Sweet Plum, Elderberry, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Tangelo Morocco, Rose Bud, Love Letter, Dandelion

15 comments:

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful Jeanne, gorgeous colours on these pretty leaves!

anya said...

This is gorgeous. The colors are so stunning!

Deborah Frings said...

I absolutely adore these colourful leaves - some of the leaves on the trees near my house are almost this colour! Fab bow too!

richardbreaks said...

I LOVE all the colors here and the sweet doily cone....But it PAINS me to think of a damaged die! EEK!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Jeanne this is absolutely gorgeous! Love those leaves and the colors along with the pearls and that doily. Here in Central Minnesota we are still waiting for the fall colors but the weather man says it should be here in a couple weeks.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Love your card!!!BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an amazing, bright, and fun bouquet of brilliant jewel-colored leaves! Love this, Jeanne!!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Jeanne!! Love the colors....so perfectly you!,

Jinny Newlin said...

So much to love here, Jeanne, from that ribbon to those yummy pearls to this FABULOUS, fall palette! Delish!

Sharron said...

A bouquet of leaves--how gorgeous! Love the background paper and the touch of turquoise. And what fun ribbon--love the music pattern!

Cathy Weber said...

I honestly at laughing out loud...really laughing at the sacrificing of my dies! I would say it is worth it as now I know those leaves look good in bright colors, not just fall traditional colors. I love the doily cone you put them in and that patterned paper musical bow. This is beautiful card and more of those great beads you have been using lately. Thanks for the laugh!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous! Love the brightly colored leaves tied up with a pretty doily and music bow.
Oh no,about the dies!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! i love the colours and the doillie!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh and I love your choice of ribbon!

Kim Heggins said...

Funny story about Cathy' dies...not really but since she got a laugh out of it, why not the rest of us. Your card is just beautiful considering your sacrifice of the dies. What a sweet fall bouquet!