Signs of AutumnPosted: August 27, 2010
Although we are still in summer, there are definitely signs of autumn already. So, I think this card for a friend having a birthday today will still be appropriate. The nights are cooler and the colours are beginning to change. This one is another for the Friends of Speedy the Cat’s Fall/Harvest Challenge. Do you like my new watermark? I carefully followed the tutorial on Vicki Dutcher’s blog and there it is. My husband did show me how to do it a few years ago but as I didn’t go over it straight away I did not remember the process.
This card was another one inspired by the art magazine I picked up. The artist is Michel LeRoux and his woodland scenes are beautiful, especially those with some fall colours. As he creates movement, light and darkness with dabs of paint I thought the leaves stamp from Branch Out might do a similar thing. I started by colouring directly onto the tree stamp but only inking parts of it so that the branches would peep out through the leaves. I repeated this several times and then started inking the leaves stamp for repeated impressions. After there was a lot of colour on the card I used the choc chip marker to lengthen some of the branches and create a few extras.
Thanks for dropping in, have a great weekend.
Stamps: Branch Out, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Chocolate Chip,Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, So Saffron
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Flourishes Classic Ivory