Sunday, September 29, 2013

Give Thanks

Hello once again!  I have a card to share today that was made for this week's sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

I broke out my new Best of Autumn stamp set to make this card.  I was so tickled to see the images in this set, I know it's one I will enjoy using each Fall.

The stamp was inked up with Versamark then Soft Suede and stamped on watercolor paper. An Aquapainter and reinkers were used to color this fall scene, which I totally love with the barn in the background, open field, leaf, acorns and of course the gorgeous pumpkins.

I colored the field in Chocolate Chip, and it did not behave itself when I was trying to fade the color out from the main scene with the Aquapainter, so I ended up punching out the image with a 1 3/4" punch, popping it up on a More Mustard circle.  I haven't watercolored anything for a while, so it was fun to work on this image.

Originally, I began by using a different piece of the same designer paper plus I stamped some images on the card base.  But when I tried to add the main focal point, I realized it was just too busy!  So I turned it into a birthday card for my nephew's fiancee, whose birthday is in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.  Hope the remainder of your weekend is wonderful!



All products from Stampin' Up:

Card 1:
Stamps:  Best of Autumn, Sanded
Paper:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake designer paper
Ink:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessories:  Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Collection framelit, Clear embossing powder, Brights Dots, Small Scallops Rotary Trimmer

Card 2:
Stamps:  Express Yourself, French Foliage, Four Seasons
Paper:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Spice Cake designer paper
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Large Oval punch, Apothecary Accents framelit, Eyelet Border Punch, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls


Rae said...

Stef, this is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

Susan said...

Love, love, love your card!

Anonymous said...

Stef, your card is beautiful. Warm and inviting colors. Your coloring is perfection. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts.

Christine Blain said...

Wow - those papers look AWESOME on your card, Stef. Love your watercoloured image, and the rich colours.

Beth Beard said...

Beautiful! You did a great job coloring the image. Bravo! Thanks for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts! I hope you play along with us again.

Peggy Noe said...

So glad you watercolored again Stef! It's gorgeous! Love the touch of the clear embossing powder too. Thank you for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous!

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty. Love your use of patterened paper in this and the one before.