A new challenge begins today at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog with the theme of "My Favorite Quote". I've made a gift bag using the gorgeous Mask of Leaves. Autumn is my favorite season and I tried to capture the beauty of the season using the colors and textures that Autumn brings to mind. There are many beautiful quotes about Autumn, but I was especially touched by one from John Donne. I'll speak a more about my choice a little later, if you don't mind. I think it deserves a paragraph of it's own.
I've cut the image and matted using my Spellbinders Grand Labels Four. The gorgeous paper is another oldie from Kay&Co. I've added texture with paper leaves from Recollections as well as real copper toned skeleton leaves. I've distressed the May Arts mesh ribbon. (Actually I was looking for my cheesecloth and couldn't find it in my stash. Big surprise!) the lovely deep rust crinkle ribbon that holds the tag sentiment is from DL.Art.
Here's a closeup of the gorgeous Mask of Leaves. She's colored with Copics with just a touch of shading with Prismacolor pencils. I've used Autumn hues, but you can see the versatility of this image on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog HERE. I see a Christmas card in her future for sure.
I've added the quote as a tag cut with Spellbinders Labels Eleven. The back was cut from corrugated cardstock packaging with leaves between the layers and a copper heart charm. The beautiful quote is by John Donne.
"No spring nor summer beauty has such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face."
I love it because it not only speaks of the beauty of Autumn, my favorite season, but also of the beauty and grace he sees in his love's face as she ages. It kind of brings tears to my eyes. Love goggles? Maybe, but one can only hope for such everlasting love and devotion.
Please visit the Challenge Blog to be inspired by the Stella team's choice of quotes and beautiful projects. the new November FB Contest, Nature's Bounty, is also in full swing in the Stamps by Aurora Wings FB Group. We hope you come join the fun.
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I'm entering this in the 613 Avenue Create November ATG Challenge, the DL.Art November Linky Challenge, the Corrosive November Fall/Autumn challenge, Dragonfly Dreams Autumnal Colors, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #45 ATG, Crafts Galore Encore ATG, Creatalicious ATG/optional Not a Card, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ATG, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday ATG/Make a Tag, Dies R Us November Thankful for Nature Challenge, Crafty Calendar November Autumn Colours, Crafting with Friends ATG, Creative Fingers #119 ATG, Scrapyland ATG + Dies Sold by Scrapyland and the Alphabet Challenge "R" is for Recipe (using Sentiment, Ribbon, Digi and Dies).