Oak Tree Boy Hanging Onto Fall

Hello friends!  I hope that you’ve enjoyed the weekend and having a great start to your week so far!  Right now the weather guy is saying that we could reach freezing temps on Halloween night!  About 3 weeks ago we were still in hot temps and then ran right into this cold weather!  I wish I could’ve had a couple of days to open windows and it doesn’t look like I’m going to get that!  I’m trying to hang onto the Fall Season for as long as I possibly can!

Speaking of Fall, I have this really sweet image from Whimsy Stamps to share with you today!  He’s literally hanging on a tree limb for Fall!

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This adorable image is one from Syliva Zet for Whimsy Stamps called Oak Tree Boy and I have him and his little bird friend all colored up in Autumn colors!

I knew I wanted to grab the papers from the Whimsy Stamps Rustic Wood and Brick digital paper collection, so I grabbed some more plaid papers from my stash and layered it with some gold mirror cardstock that I’ve also used for the scalloped circle layer behind the image.  I attached some seam binding ribbon around these layers and added them to a 5″ square kraft card base.

I took some sparkly Prima leaves from my stash and glued them on before adding the circle image panel with some craft foam behind it.  I glued on the seam binding bow and then I took the sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Sentiments and white heat embossed it over a piece of grey cardstock.  I then cut it out with the Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips die set and attached it over top of the image panel.

Lastly, I added a few sequins and filled the centers with some Nuvo Glitter Drops.

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Here’s a closer view of the image and how I’ve colored him in!  For the “bells” on his hat and the little bird’s hat, I colored them, but then they were covered with a glue pen and some clear loose glitter.  I took my Copic colors and did little “dots” (pointillism technique) around the image.  I did this with a gold gel pen as well.

You can view/purchase Copic markers at Whimsy Stamps by CLICKING HERE or you can click on the individual numbers that I’ve used on my creation below:

  • Boy’s Outfit – YG97, YG95, W5, W3, W1, E43, E40, / Shoes & buttons:  E87, E84
  • Boy’s Hair – E47, E44, E42 / Skin:  E21, E11, E02, E00, E000, R20, R00
  • Bird – E77, E74, E70, R20 / hat: YG97, YG95, W3, W1
  • Ladybugs – R29 and black pen
  • Bells on hats – Y28, Y26
  • Leaves – YR27, YR24, YR21, Y38, Y35
  • Acorns – E35, E33, E31
  • Tree Limb – E27, E25, E23
  • Pointillism and shading – E43, E41 and gold gel pen

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my my little Autumn card today and were inspired or at least brought a smile your way!

Please be sure to continue to stop over at the Whimsy Stamps blog as they are still doing the “31 Nights of Halloween” and will continue until Halloween night for the fun inspiration and prizes!  So check it out!

Thanks so much for dropping in today!  I enjoy hearing from you, so please say hello and I’ll be seeing you again soon!

Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used on my creation today with affiliate links:

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Challenges:

  1.  The House That Stamps Built – Fall Colors Inspiiration Palette 01619o1619
  2. Stamping Sensations – October Trees/Leaves/Autumn
  3. {Cupcake Inspirations} – CIC481 Fallcic481
  4. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes #479
  5. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #368
  6. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes #173
  7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP1942 Anything Goes

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

31 thoughts on “Oak Tree Boy Hanging Onto Fall”

  1. What a precious image that you’ve colored so perfectly for Autumn! Love the plaid, the leaves the colors and all the great elements of fall you managed to incorporate into this card! I too am feeling bummed that it’s been too chilly to open my windows more than once since summer! I love the fresh air and miss it!

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  2. Hi, Vicki! I cannot imagine freezing temps. This morning, I walked outside to a sauna. It was only 79 degrees (at 6AM) but all the windows on the outside of the house had clinging humidity and you could not see out. VERY unusual for October here, and very ICKY! Your little autumn-loving lad is adorable and so beautifully colored! Your color choices look like the beautiful autumn photos Diane Hover has been sharing on FB. It’s a darling card, and as always, beautifully designed! hugs, de

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    1. With the winters getting colder each year, I may be over that way soon my friend!! I will let you know!! 79 sounds nice about now! We are high of 48 at almost noon today! LOL!

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  3. What a delightfully sweet image, Vicki. I love how you colored him and his cute owl friend! That plaid paper is amazing; so perfect for fall. I have to pop on a DT hat and thank you so much for playing in the challenge this week at QKR Stampede! Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

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  4. I think we’d all love to hang on to fall – and probably summer and spring too! However, winter will be here shortly.
    LOVE your pretty card and all the fall leaves. Great patterned paper and image!
    Lynn

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  5. That’s one adorable image and the two look like they are the best of friends x. Wonderful colouring and I am hanging onto Aumn my end too x.

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  6. This is soooo adorable and sooooo gorgeous!! Such a cute image and your paper/color combo is fabulous!! Gorgeous bow, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  7. This is gorgeous Vicki, darling image, coloring and embellishing! You had a lot of fabulous posts while I was on vacation. Glad you shared this one with The House That Stamps Built.

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  8. Wow! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! You coloring is perfect and I love the papers you used! Thanks for linking to the Inspiration Board Challenge on the Repeat Impressions blog!

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  9. Beautiful coloring, sparkle and autumn colors. A super layout for a circle cut image, with the ribbon and the leaves tucked under the image panel.

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