Leaf Art for Fall!

Today has been a wonderful, productive day! It all started with a beautiful morning nature walk with my friend Catherine (she just lives a mile down the road AND just got a bomb.com new job as an ER nurse! So excited for her!!!). We enjoyed a long walk along the Willamette River and a Starbucks stop and then began our crafting! 

I also accomplished a TON on this day off including cooking a whole chicken (this deserves a post of its own as this is a huge step for me to cook something with bones in it!.... coming soon).  

I Painted this leaf to stamp onto paper.
These are some of the leaves we picked up on our walk!
This crafting wouldn't be complete or fully inspired without an iced pumpkin spice late! So good! 
I used the leaves we found on our walk as inspiration. I painted inside the black stamped leaf that I had previously purchased and then went over the lines with a black pen. I loved the feeling of having a paintbrush in my hand again..... it's been far too long! I also tried to stamp the leaf on paper after painting it. Below is a smudged-in/filled-in version of that stamped leaf. I haven't put this large leaf on a card yet but have a fun plan for it!

This is one of the sweet cards that Catherine made! I think it fits fall perfectly without being obvious (via leaves). The colors and simplicity are perfect!  

I truly enjoyed today. It was a gorgeous day and I got to spend time with a new friend! Feeling blessed and thankful.