I have lived and played in Colorado for my entire adult life. I love our mountains and their many "moods". Sometimes they look rugged and imposing. Then there are times when the sun is setting that they turn black with indescribably brilliant colors behind them. Sometimes they get a misty look - like artwork created with torn paper. And that mood is what I envisioned when I saw the colors at Just Add Ink.
I have loved that sentiment since I first saw it but have had no use for it. I actually still don't have any use for it - I have no idea to whom I would send this card so I think I'll keep it. I have photo ledges above my computer that I use to display my cards until they are sent. I'll display this one up there as a daily reminder of the beauty surrounding me!
An update on our fires. I-70 is re-open, not because that fire is out but because it's moved away from the interstate although I'm not sure I'd drive through this. (Photo from 9News)
The biggest fire is now the second biggest in Colorado history. It is 44% contained so there is progress. Another big fire is in the mountains above where my son goes to school and is 0% contained and has burned 18,000 acres. We get regular updates from the church camp that we have spent lots of time at for over 20 years and it's quite bleak. Yesterday they said that while the fire is still far away, the wind is blowing it towards them and there is nothing to stop it, in fact, there are forests of beetle-kill trees for it to burn through. Fire crews took a few staff members up to pick buildings that they will try to save. The camp sits right on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park so there's nothing to stop the fire after it blows through our beloved camp. (My heart goes out to all in California impacted by fires. Colorado has had around 200,000 acres burn - California is at 1.4 million. What a year it has been.)
Thank you to Just Add Ink for the inspiration to create a tribute to my Colorado mountains.
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studios Through the Trees
Dies: Altenew Mountain Die Set
Paper: Stampin' Up Purple Posy, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray
Ink: Stampin' Up Misty Moonlight, Versamark (with fine detail embossing powder)