Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ode to the Quaking Aspen Tree CSC 134

Colorado Aspens

Aspen trees are by far one of the most colorful trees in existence. The leaves of these majestic trees change from a summery green to a pale gold to a rich deep red. People flock by the thousands to the Colorado high country to see and photograph this annual autumn spectacle. A trip through the Colorado mountains to enjoy the changing of the aspen leaves can be a joyful and memorable experience for young and old alike.

So this is my inspiration for my card I made this morning.   In the fall when driving into Grand Junction, from the west you can see these trees lining the Colorado River, what a sight! I've also seen them along the Rouge River in Oregon, in full color peeking out from between the evergreen trees. The image is from Stampassions, and has been around for eons!  I have three different leaf stamps from them with the name of the leaf in the background.  The layout is for the Critter Sketch Challenge 134.  The upper background paper is an almost Terracotta color with yellow Mulberry paper on top.  The image was colored with colored pencil and inked around the edges. Brads accent the upper corner and the sentiment.  Easy layout and really is my style, something that can be as simple as this or wild and crazy! (yep! that would be me, simply wild and crazy LOL) Only a few more days left of this month, where did it go?  Guess I need to start thinking of Halloween cards.......this year is just sliding away. BUT There is still time to join this layout challenge.  Where to go for the dets?  Well here of course!:

Thanks for coming post WOYWW!
until then
Inky Hugs


  1. What a great take on the sketch, lovely leaf. Thanks for joining us at Critter sketch. Hugs, Marion

  2. Your card is lovely--and the aspen trees are simply beautiful! Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  3. Quaking Aspen add dramatic and contrasting colors, textures and shapes to our foothills and mountains. Because of the Aspens interesting white bark, bright green leaves and golden fall color...Trees-Plants Nursery