We have the additional theme of Mellow Fruitfulness to go with the upcoming Autumn Season. The theme was inspired by the following poem.
John Keats - To Autumn
SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
While barrèd clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
Crafty Catz - Paper Piecing
Daring Card Makers - Masking
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Real or Faux stitching
Ann's Creative Nook - Scallops or Squares
Frosted Designs - Quotes
365 Cards Day 196 - Country Charm
Pollycraft - Autumn Colors
Paper Make Up - Autumn
Paper Players - Fall color combo
Creative Card Crew - Autumn
Theme Thursday - Autumn
Paperplay - Autumn Colors
Incy Wincy - Autumn Colors
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Colors of Autumn
Wee Memories - Fall into Autumn
Stempel Magie - Fall Colors
Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
Raise the Bar - Orange, Brown and Green
Delightful Challenges - Colors of Autumn and Ribbons
Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
Chamber Maids - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Tellens Place - Anything Goes
Stempeltraume - Inside your Card
Crazy Challenge - Friends Forever
365 Cards Day 198 - Busy Background (3 dp's to cover the base)
Images - Pumpkin Bench by Sandra Hammer masked with Whispering Maisy & Matt by Di Carubia
Paper - DCWV Amber Autumn
Medium - Copic Markers
I masked the two images together and then paper pieced the pumpkins to add a little more texture to the piece. I love how the stamps all coordinate together perfectly.
Be sure to check out the challenge this week as we have a free digital stamp that you need to grab as it is perfect for (BIG HINT) the challenge we have planned for next week!
So run on over to The Pixie Cottage, grab it and have a little Fall Fun at the same time!