2010-10-07

SSNOTIME160***BACK TO NATURE***

Autumn is truly a beautiful time of year***The changing of leaves from green to a rainbow of rich yellows, oranges and reds, the crunching of the fallen leaves underfoot, the sight and sounds of birds migrating south and the smell of applesauce cooking! I truly love this time of year! Today let us be inspired by Mother Nature in our creations – let’s create something with a natural, earthy feel reflective of ANY season YOU enjoy – it’s the natural/earthy element we are going for here, not necessarily autumn.


When I was in Montreal a few weekends ago, Monica, Lilly and I sat outside and peeled the seeds out of some silver dollar plants. The result are some really pretty branches and these paper thin casings that I kept. I wanted to make a card to thank them both and use the silver dollar casings in some way. I thought I might be able to stamp on them but they are pretty fragile so they are just the focal point of this card. I used a piece of muslin and just frayed the edges and twine to house the sentiment which is from PTI*** These are all natural and earthy elements I think***

Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details and also have a little look see at the design team's creations***

AJ - THE WILLOW GARDEN
Deb - DREAM IN COLOR
Jenny - ONE KRAFTY KAT

Barb - PAPER PURSUITS
Barb – EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER
Deb – PAPER, INK, SCISSORS, STAMPS

Jerri - A TOUCH OF GRACE - our guest designer this month

11 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE this gorgeous creation -- YES, very natural and earthy -- AND it has special meaning -- how great is that!!! Way to go!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, talk about "natural!"

This is just beautiful, Janine ... I love how you used the silver dollar casings! Clever, unique, and gorgeous!

Have a fabulous holiday weekend!

Velta said...

Priceless...especially because you did it with your girls...This is just beautiful :)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wonderful card! I love that you used real silver dollar casings on the linen. Well done!

Jerri Jimenez said...

I'm not familiar with silver dollar plants, but the seed casing are so beautiful. What a very thoughtful card to send to your friends. I love the muslin panel, it's absolutely perfect for the natural appeal of this card.

Monica-FC said...

how cool that looks.

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a lovely design to bring back reminders of time spent together! So pretty!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Janine!

Elena said...

I have never seen this plant; but what you created is amazing!

Barbara said...

Wonderful card, Janine! Hope you're having a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!

Jenny Gropp said...

Way cool and totally nature inspired, perfect for this challenge!!!

nina said...

What a great idea Janine. The silver dollars really look very pretty on the card. luv