Thursday, October 21, 2010

Autumn Greetings




I had some difficulty finding my mojo after a tumultuous week and a half of traveling to Ohio following my mother's massive stroke, visiting her in Cleveland Clinic while she survived briefly on a ventilator, then the family decision to stop life support and finally...her trip into eternity. It was a difficult yet peaceful transition thanks to the outpouring of prayers and love from family and friends. I'm ready to get back to some normalcy in my life and that means getting into my stamp room. I used the Mojo Monday sketch with the Color Throwdown Challenge for my card. I struggled with the plum color, but that's why they call them challenges! I added some green stickles to the pumpkin leaves and for some reason, they don't want to show up well. I used YR18 Copic marker to highlight the pumpkins.
STAMPS: Bountiful Harvest & Autumn Splendor by Verve
PAPER: K&Co DP, Dusty Durango, So Saffron
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES: Distressed Paint Stickles, Satin ribbon, Paper rickrack (BasicGrey), MS border punch

8 comments:

Marisa said...

Oh Wanda....my sincerest sympathies and a huge (((hug))) for you!!! Glad you got some stamping therapy in. Love the shiny leaves on the pumpkins and the hanging leaf from the bow. May the Lord's peace and love comfort you and your family during this time.

Francie G. said...

So very sorry for the loss of you mother, Wanda! Prayers and hugs for you and your family!

Love your wonderful fall creation! Blessings!

jovialjudi said...

Wanda my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Sending you heartfelt love and prayers!! I think you showcased the colors beautifully and I love the added bling!
Hugs, Judi

Vicki Dutcher said...

Good job with these colors! I didn't even attempt it~~

JD said...

Beautiful Autumn card. So sorry for you loss, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers....

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh Wanda, I am SO sorry to hear your news! I wish I had known you were so close by.... I live an hour outside of Cleveland! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Throwdown!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh Wanda...I am thinking of you and praying for you and your loved ones right now.

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love pumpkins and yours are fabbo!

PS It is stinking hot here!