'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'
- now that takes me back! I studied the English Romantic poets for my English Literature exams when I was 16 years old, and John Keats' Ode To Autumn was one of the selected texts. I still know that poem off by heart, even after all these years. Why am I rambling on about this? Well, the theme today at the Pixie Cottage Challenge is
....and you can't put those 2 words together without me thinking of the poem.
However, I think I got a bit carried away with the 'season of mists' on my card and I do admit that the card didn't quite materialise the way I'd pictured it in my head! It's certainly a bit different. I tried to depict a mistiness with the image and the autumn colours of misty greys & pink with the mellow orange on the background.
Of course, there is also a sketch to follow too at the pixie cottage if the 'mellow fruitfulness' doesn't inspire you.
365 Cards - Day 196 - Country Charm
Allsorts Challenge - Colours of Autumn
Ann's Creative Nook - Scallops or squares
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
The Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Paper Make-up Stamps - Autumn
Paperplay Challenges - Autumn is a comin'
Pollycraft - Autumn Colours
Scrappekammeret - Anything Goes
Stamp Magic - Autumn Colours
Tellens Place - Anything Goes
Theme Thursday - Autumn
Timbroscrapmania - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Fall Inspiration
Stamps: Spooky tree background and the apple barrel from Apple Hannah
The misty vines on the background are a stamp from Clarity Stamps.
Coloured with distress inks
Stickles - Stardust
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Victoria
Prima 3-line pearls
My wonderful team mates at the Pixie Cottage have made some gorgeous cards with apples and pumpkins - really showing the mellow fruitfulness of Autumn. I hope you'll take a look at them and join us in the challenge this week.
Thanks for looking,