Sunday, September 13, 2015

Autumn Thoughts

Hello, again!  I had a productive time in the craft room yesterday afternoon, including finishing up with my card for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

Because I wanted to use the new Happy Scenes stamp set, the center shape became a window on a fall scene.  I had some retired designer paper with lovely fall colors that became the "wallpaper" around the window.

After stamping the scene in Chocolate Chip I used markers to color the pumpkins, leaves and clumps of grass.  I then used a blender pen to give the grass some texture and movement, plus using the marker directly on the paper would have made the grass color too dark.  The sky was sponged with Soft Sky.

A piece of Crumb Cake was stamped with the Hardwood stamp, then the window frame was cut out with the new Hearth & Home Thinlit.  I lightly sponged a little bit of Crumb Cake ink around the edges just to give it a bit more dimension against the background design.  If I were to replicate this card, I might try a darker brown card stock for the frame but the lighter brown was used because I wanted to make sure the wood grain was visible.  

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Product details:
Stamps:  Happy Scenes, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Hardwood
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Spice Cake designer series paper
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Old Olive.  Markers:  Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, More Mustard, Early Espresso
Other:  Hearth & Home Thinlit, Brights Candy Dots, Blender pen

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