I was recently surprised with a HUGE envie full of images from my blogger friend Michelle. She had won some images on my blog awhile back, and said she had been meaning to get an envie out to thank me (totally unnecessary, by the way!), and what a nice surprise it was! Thanks so much, Michelle! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
This image and sentiment were both in the envie she sent me. I have no idea what company makes either one, but I think they are both awesome. I love fall, and I love random sentiments (especially quotes) more. These two work so well together. Speaking of quotes, THIS is my favorite website for them. Dr. Robins and I have emailed back and forth a few times - nice guy. Check it out if you have a minute. I've been referencing it for years, and have found many a signature quote on that page!
OK, back to the card. Take a lookie at my weathered bucket! I am so pleased with the way it turned out. I was originally planning on doing a grey bucket, but then decided to think outside of the box...err, bucket, and go with brown. Don't even ask me how I got the shading to work, because I couldn't even tell you. I just did, and that makes me happy. :o)
The patterned paper is new, from Stampin' Up! and it's called Washington Apple. Don't you just love it? I think it is a beautiful color combination with the Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, and Pumpkin Pie. The ribbon is SU! as well, in Riding Hood Red. When I first saw my spool, I was a little disappointed at the white edges, but now that I see it on a card I really like it. I think it all works so well together. I cut a few leaves out of a scrap of the same paper to make the little embellishment. After cutting them out, I sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink, and then added the amber dew drop for a little dimension.
It kind of looks like a little flower, doesn't it? That totally wasn't my intent, but it works well with the quote, so it's all good!
So what do you think? Comments are always welcomed and appreciated!