Hi folks, the fall season has finally arrived here where I live, so I pulled out the new Autumn Blessings stamp set (Flourishes) and had a blast watercoloring it. I started by stamping this Autumn Blessings image onto watercolor paper with some permanent black ink. I then used the Tim Holtz Distress Markers and the Tim Holtz water brush to color in this image. Below is a list of the colors I used:
Tumbled Glass (sky)
Pumice Stone (milk jug) - sold out
Dusty Concord (seed balls) - sold out
Shabby Shutters (leaves, grass)
Peeled Paint (leaves, grass)
Scattered Straw (wheat, sunflower, pumpkin, grass)
Wild Honey (sunflower, pumpkin)
Spiced Marmalade (pumpkin, top flower)
Dried Marigold (pumpkin, lower right flower)
Tattered Rose (tiny flowers below sunflower)
Rusty Hinge (pumpkin)
Tea Dye (centers of flowers)
Brushed Corduroy (center of flowers)
Walnut Stain (center of flowers)
I set this watercolored image aside to dry completely while I played around with my card layout. This image fit perfectly into the arch die shape from the new Blueprints #3 die set (MFT) so I decided to play with the rest of the dies in this set to create my card.
Once my colored piece was dry, I cut it out with the arch die and glued it down onto a dark brown card base. Next, I added a little strip of burlap below the arch. Then I cut out the scallop border from dark orange cardstock and glued it to the top of the burlap. The pierced strip was cut from mustard cardstock and adhered over the dark orange scallop border. I cut the little tag from watercolor cardstock and stamped the sentiment (also from Autumn Blessings) with permanent black ink and then adhered that to the mustard border. The tag, scallop border, and pierced strip dies are all in the same Blueprints #3 set.
I had so much fun watercoloring this image with the markers and playing around with the different shapes in the Blueprints #3 die set. I'm definitely going to order some more Blueprints and have fun mixing and matching all the different shapes. Save 10% off your order by using this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such. You'll find tons of dies, stamps, papers, and embellishments and more that will fill up your shopping cart.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
MFT Elf's Blueprints Challenge Week 5 - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow #70 - Fall is in the Air
Drunken Stampers #143 - Die Cuts
Simply Create Too #47 - Fall/Autumn
Craftitude #49 - Anything Goes