Incredibly, tomorrow is the first day of fall! There are so many wonderful aspects to this time of year. Among them, of course, is the proliferation of Farmer's Markets and roadside stands offering fresh farm-grown produce and flowers.
To me, this image of an old pickup truck laden with a heavy load of apples is the epitome of the season.
In sharp contrast to what we in the Midwest are about to be treated to in the next few weeks, namely a luscious show of gorgeous colors, I wanted to keep this card fairly monochromatic.
The colors I chose were Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and touches of Cajun Craze.
I ran the oval on which the truck image is mounted through my Big Shot inside the beautiful Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I then sponged the edges liberally with Early Espresso ink. This adds lots more dimension and character that the embossing alone can offer.
And, I love the way one of the apples from the baskets in the back of the truck rolled out to add a little spark to the sentiment -- which was punched with the Washi Label Punch. I love that punch!
I am entering this card into The Paper Players challenge for this week, a Clean-and-Simple Challenge in which entrants were to create a fall scene: