Friday, 24 October 2008

DCM - Forever Autumn

Does this ring a bell with anyone?
The summer sun is fading as the year grows old,
and darker days are drawing near,
the winter winds will be much colder,
now you're not here.
I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky
and one by one they disappear
I wish that I was flying with them,
now you're not here

It’s the words to the Justin Haywood song Forever Autumn, from the War of the Worlds.

Not a song you hear very often I grant you but I was working in my craft room the other day and it came on the radio. I just couldn’t get the song out of my mind after that so I decided that I would make Forever Autumn the theme for the dare over at the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, seeing as it is my turn to set the challenge.

Forever Autumn.

I decided on this one after hearing the Justin Haywood song of the same name playing on the radio. I couldn’t get it out of my mind and kept singing it as I was working.

So now I’m daring you to make a card that depicts Autumn.
It can be an Autumn scene or it can be something completely different but using a palette of Autumn colours……the choice is yours!

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if a few of you are singing along by the time you’ve finished either, I know some of the DT were!

I thought I would make this a double dare and use the template that Kathy gave us for the Little Extra on Tuesday seeing as I hadn't had a go at it this week.
Card – Craft Creations Embossed Linen.
Patterned Papers – My Mind’s Eye, Signature Suite.
Inks – Tsukineko, Black Staz-On. Ranger Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold & Work Lipstick.
Pen – Staedtler Triplus Fineliner in Brown

Pigments - Ranger Perfect Pearls in Forever Green & Forever Red. Blonde Monents Pearl Pigments in Festive Gold
Rubber Stamps – Penny Black Critter Party clear stamps. Blonde Moments, Sweet Celebrations
Punches- Personal Impressions Oak Leaf. Larger Leaf unknown

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Lythan said...

this is SUCH a beautiful card that I can almost forgive you for driving me nuts with the song:) I think that arch of leaves is just stunning

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful - and the detail is incredible. It must have taken hours to make all those leaves!

Anonymous said...

a truly beautiful card, my favourite of the challenge

Pascalebrad said...

Gorgous take on the sketch. I love the leaves and the hedgie is just perfect in the grand scheme of things! Great work Sue! Pascale :)

Wendi said...

Wow your card is so beautiful, all those leaves must of taken you ages to punch out
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment
Wendi x

Helena said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love those leaves! WOnderful!!!