It was my first swap and it really was a lot of fun and a lot of new experiences and emotions. Seeing the works of all the talented crafters really inspired me and taught me something new.
This card was the first one to be completed. I call it simply Autumn. It makes me think of a fragment of a poem Autumn written by A. Pushkin in 1833 and translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky.
"Oh, mournful season that delights the eyes,
Your farewell beauty captivates my spirit.
I love the pomp of Nature's fading dyes,
The forests, garmented in gold and purple,
The rush of noisy wind, and the pale skies
Half-hidden by the clouds in darkling billows,
And the rare sun-ray and the early frost,
And threats of grizzled Winter, heard and lost."
Lovely Acorns was the third one. The design of the acorns is different from the one I made previously. I aimed for a little bit of a country feel and tried making it look like a tiny quilt. Binding was a bit tricky to finish due to card's small size.
This one I call Russian Birch. I love birch trees, there is something magical about its white with black bark and bright yellow leaves in autumn.