An Autumn View

ABC-18-autumn-dayHello! Autumn has finally arrived here – we think! Traditionally Halloween is cold and the weather is a bit dicey but this year it was warm and windy. However, the wind brought in a cold front and so we may actually start having days that are not in the high 70’s. Over this past weekend I treated myself to an art weekend with some friends. We had a lovely park-like setting where we were, wonderful food, great weather, and lots of fun. We were visited by deer, wild turkeys, and big horn sheep throughout the weekend as they wandered down to the conference center where we were. So, while I was there I decided to make an autumn project since it was time to pack away the Halloween stuff. So, I decided to make a fall window. I think my finished project works for the current challenge on the Anything But Cute challenge #18 – An Autumn Day.

I wanted the effect of looking out of the window and into autumn but also bring in the colors and richness of the season. I arrived at the art retreat with my car packed to the gills with anything and everything from my craft room that I thought I might use. The sad thing is that I still left so many other things at home!! In the hoard of stuff I brought there was a small canvas and so after I helped other people with their projects and when the day was young (i.e. the very early morning hours before the sunrise) I started on my window. I had to improvise on the “glass” for the window – I used the protective cover used for Cricut mats since I didn’t have any acetate sheets. And there are just enough fingerprints and stuff on it to make it look like a window too!

Autumn Window (1 of 3)

To cover the depth between the window and the stamped tress in the back, I added the pine need type trees with small pine cones. Where I live we have a combination of the wooded greenery (pine, spruce, juniper, etc) mixed in with a bit of the leafy trees.

Autumn Window (2 of 3)

Happy Autumn to everyone! It’s a lovely time of year but always seems to go by so quickly. Enjoy it while you can!

Autumn Window (3 of 3)

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5 Responses

#1 Sara Emily said...
04-Nov-16 6:02 AM

This is an amazing fall scene! I love your wood grain window frame and all the embellishments! That wee little deer head is the detail that I just adore. Thank you for adding this to our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

#2 Autumn said...
04-Nov-16 1:51 PM

I just love the window concept and how you created it with wood patterned paper! This is stunning! The stamped tree looks so realistic and the bough of greenery is the perfect accent. So happy you worked your idea out and had a good time. We are so thankful that you shared with us at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Autumn

#3 Branka said...
04-Nov-16 3:47 PM

What an amazing autumnal project! I love the way how you created your window and that greenery arrangement is stunning! I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx

#4 Anne R said...
12-Nov-16 10:57 AM

I have just come over to congratulate you on being the winner of our 'An Autumn Day' challenge (as well as a DT favourite) at Anything But Cute. I hope you will join in with us again! Anne DT xx

#5 Cocofolies said...
15-Nov-16 6:57 AM

Wow, what an amazing project and fall leaves bouquet!!! The colours and the whole scene and details are amazing. Congratulation on being the winner of Anything But Cute challenge! :-) x