Hello friends. This past week it has really started to finally look like Fall in my neck of the woods...the leaves are just brilliant shades of reds, oranges, and yellows this year and I am just loving it! My monthly challenge with BIRGIT
is very fitting since we decided to do Autumn
I might have gone a little overboard this month, but I really do LOVE Fall, and my first 4 cards were all made with a piece of leftover cardstock that I had blended with Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, & Peeled Paint.
Card #1: A Jennifer McGuire technique using a sentiment (Keep It Simple: Thinking of You
) and your MISTI and just moving your cardstock a 1/2" every time you stamp the sentiment. The leaves are die cut from Phrase Play #7
Card #2: I embossed with white the image from PTI's Autumn Adornments
. The sentiment is from the same set.
Card #3: The leaf was die cut (and dry embossed) with an old Cuttlebug die by Provocraft, and then the edges were heat embossed with copper. The tag is from PTI's Tiny Tags
Card #4: The leaf was die cut with one of my new favorite dies from Gina Marie Designs and the banner was die cut from PTI's Fabulous Frames Die Collection
Not bad for one scrap of cardstock, huh?!! :0)
My 5th card was done with a Penny Black stamp called Pumpkin Patch and my MISTI. Jill Foster showed some fabulous videos using this season's newest stamps and a technique using markers, water, and your MISTI to achieve a really artsy water colored look, and so I decided to try it with this stamp since I hadn't had any success using it last year when I bought it. I have to say I was pretty pleased with how this came out! It takes going over and over again with markers directly on your stamp (and some misting, but not too much!!) until you achieve the look you want. I finished by blending some Salty Ocean and Antique Linen distress inks around the images.
Card #6 started with a color palette that I had seen on Pinterest of Amethyst Allure, Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, & Bermuda Bay. I know these are not typical Autumn colors, but they were so pretty I just had to try it! I used leaves from PTI's Leaf Prints and Clearly Besotted's Autumn Flowers (sentiment is also from this set). The stamped twigs in the back of the wreath are from PTI's Twig Wreath.
Card #7 is a just because I love Birdie Brown stamps (Harvest Mouse), and couldn't resist pulling this little guy out. I stamped him with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored him with some of my Copics. A smidge of blending with Salty Ocean distress ink and die cut with a Gina Marie Designs die, and then layered onto some plaid paper I found in my stash. This card just makes me smile!! :0)
Don't forget to hop on over to BIRGIT
blogs, as I just know they will blow you away with their talent!! I am always amazed each month at what the 3 of us come up with, and am so honored to be playing along side them! Thanks so much for stopping by today. We all 3 love comments, so let us know what you think...we'd LOVE to hear from you!! :0)