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!


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.


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 the Copic markers 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


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

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


  1.  The House That Stamps Built – Fall Colors Inspiration Palette
  2. Stamping Sensations – October Trees/Leaves/Autumn
  3. {Cupcake Inspirations} – CIC481 Fall
  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

29 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!


  2. Aww, love your coloring of this adorable guy. The plaid papers, leaves and bow are fab too.
    xxx Margreet


  3. Gorgeous card and image beautifully coloured love the Autumn colours and plaid papers been cold and wet here for a couple of days just cold today !
    Carol x


  4. 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


  5. 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!


  6. So pretty with the warm colours and leaves, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our ‘Trees/Leaves/Autumn’ theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Oh what an amazing image! So cute! What a beautiful autumn card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!


  11. 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!


  12. 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.


  13. What autumn perfection!! I don’t recall an autumn image I have loved more. This card is a stunning beauty, Vicki!


  14. Such a sweet image and lovely coloured backing papers

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month



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