Oct 12, 2008

Merry Christmas Challenge #61

Hi Y'all, 
Got a chance to play a little this weekend at my daughter's. She had already chosen the challenge and was crackin' the whip! This is Beate Johns' Weekend challenge #61. I must admit I have a really difficult with anything that uses circles. I'm not quite sure why this is. It just never quite pleases me when it is done. I tried this layout with the horizontal orientation and that was a disaster! This one was the only one I really liked. I wish there was a way to show the effects of dazzling diamonds on this. The berries just glisten. It adds so much to the card. 
All products are Stampin'UP!
Stamp set: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper and Inks: Baroque burgundy, Whisper White, artichoke, Moss ink (marker)

This is a photo I took this weekend while walking with my grandson. We were exploring and went to the river to look at the pretty reflections in the water. I got some really pretty foliage shots this weekend. We are a little past peak, but NH is pretty much at peak. The colors along the highway are gorgeous. Naturally you can't stop to appreciate them.

We went for a ride late last Saturday, just before sunset. This is in North Clarendon facing Killington. Some view! Just as I finished shooting this several flocks of Canada Geese settled in the corn field to the right of the tree in the foreground. We sat there and  watched them break formation and land. You could hear  them coming before you could see them. I love geese! Why don't I have any geese stamps?
Hmmmm. . .I feel some research coming on.

Enjoy the season!


Beate said...

Beautiful Christmas card!
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Kathryn said...

What a GORGEOUS holiday card -- so very pretty! :)