Sunday, September 29, 2013

Autumn Thanks

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:

Sugar Creek Hollow #70 - Fall is in the Air
Simply Create Too #47 - Fall/Autumn
Craftitude #49 - Anything Goes


Erica said...

Such a beautiful card. I especially
like the subtle background and the burlap.
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our 47th challenge, Fall/Autumn. Join us again soon.
Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Gorgeous! I love your coloring and layout! The burlap is such a great touch of texture. Thanks for playing with the Elf's challenge!!


Jessi Fogan said...

Another gorgeous fall card! Really your colouring is spectacular - and I love that piece of burlap peeking out :) Thanks AGAIN for coming to play with the Drunken Stampers this week :)

Beth Norman said...

Love this beauty. The watercolouring is beautiful. Love how you added the burlap. Makes it real fall feeling.

Joan Ervin said...

Well, Missy...looks like you have been busy creating some gorgeous fall designs!!!! I loooove your coloring on that beautiful image and what a great idea to use the this, Holly!!!!

Chris D. said...

Wow! Another stunning autumn card! You colored that image beautifully! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

Lindsey said...

Another beautiful fall card! That bit of burlap trim is perfect. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers (again!) this week!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Oh, Holly: This entry is wonderful, too!

Simply Create Too Team Member

Bonnie Irvine said...

This beautiful card really captures the loveliness of fall. Your watercolouring with the Distress markers is beautiful and I love the card design. The burlap adds wonderful texture. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Harvest challenge at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon I have enjoyed my visit today.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is a great layout. Such an elegant fall card. Love the texture!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)

Daniele said...

gorgeous card, love your colouring thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

Gale said...

Beautiful fall card. Lovely detail and coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too in our Fall/Autumn Challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

Donna said...

Another lovely seasonal card! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers for the Die Cut challenge :)