Friday, October 11, 2019

Beautiful Fall

Hello -

Hubs and I were off to a conference for his business earlier this week. He spent time in his seminars, I spent time relaxing, not cooking, not cleaning and not doing laundry.  It was perfect weather for me - overcast, rainy.  From our room's window I saw the ocean, and I spent a bit of time watching the waves come in.  As the storm got closer- the swells and waves got bigger.  There was a small pier going out towards the water. It was old and dilapidated.  As the tides got higher in the evenings it would be 7/8ths under water. 

The morning we left the sun came out; the view opposite the ocean had buildings.  The color of the early morning sunshine on those buildings had a fabulous tone.  I took a photo, but it doesn't do it justice.  I'll post it at the end of my post.

On to the card for today.  The colors at Color Throwdown are Red, Yellow and Brown. 


To my stamped and gold embossed leaves, I added distress oxide inks in candied apple and wild honey overlapping the colors in parts of the leaves.  The sentiment was added to a brown strip also embossed in gold. 

I love the way the oxide inks blend, perfect for some fall leaves. 

Here is the view from our room looking opposite the ocean.  The light was magical that morning may be an hour after sunrise.  Or maybe it was just the difference between sunshine and the previous several overcast and stormy days. Either way, I loved the view.

Thanks for stopping by.


Betty said...

your is so classy and wonderful use of the challenge colors.

TK said...

Beautiful card and blending, Cat! Love when you can just relax and create; great pic!

HilaryJane said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful few days, any view of any ocean is great in my book. I just love your card the colours and the gold embossing work so well together xx

Jean said...

Gorgeous view! And a fun fall CAS card.

Broni said...

Your leaves look beautiful with the gold!! Thanks for playing along at the Color Throwdown this week!

I Card Everyone said...

I zoomed in to see that area a bit closer... my guess is somewhere near the Chesapeake Bay? Glad you had a get away with the hubby - and such a pretty view!
LOve your little quartet of beauty!

Vickie Z said...

Lovely CAS card... those leaves are lovely! Sounds like you had a relaxing few days! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous CAS design and I'm loving the touch of gold! Thanks so much for joining us at CTD!

Greta said...

Sounds like a relaxing trip & fun location! Your leaves are just stunning, Cat!