Monday, January 18, 2010

Mother Nature's Brushstroke

We usually spend Craig's mother's birthday with her up in Silverton. It falls just right after mine, and the leaves are usually turning. This year, it was breathtaking. The weekend was overcast and rainy, which is my favorite kind of weather. Everything had been washed clean and made colorful. Silverton is nestled in a valley between peaks of Colorado's southwestern Rocky Mnts. Ouray, which is just across Red Mnt Pass, is often called Little Switerland/The American Alps. Truly, it is a gorgeous location, and I know we are blessed to be able to enjoy it at whim.

The papers are are from a multitude of sources, and the background one is much greener than it looks in this photo. Actually, everything is more colorful than it appears here. We are preparing for another snowstorm, and the overcast sky isn't providing the rich light I love for photo taking. The cuts are all Cricut. Title and date are from Plantin Schoolbook. The swish is from Home Accents, and the leaves are from Accent Essentials. The coolest thing about the leaves is both the top piece and the bottom are from the same paper. I just chalked one or the other!

Thanks againt to the Cricut messageboard for a weekly sketch challenge!

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