Monday, February 24, 2014

Autumn Splendour

It's not long now until March and here in Australia that heralds the arrival of Autumn, my favourite time of year. Here in the Blue Mountains the colours on the deciduous trees will be just stunning over the next few months - it always makes me wish I had some talent as a painter to capture that glory of nature. So I do the next best thing and stamp!

The projects for this month's classes feature Autumn colours and here they are:

Inspired by Patty Bennett, this one was a ton of fun with sponging and emboss resist.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Magnificent Maple
  • card - Sahara sand, whisper white, pumpkin pie
  • inks - crushed curry, pumpkin pie, cajun craze, early espresso, Versamark
  • other - sponges, brayer, clear embossing powder, heat tool, honeycomb embossing folder, Big Shot, dimensionals

The next card is more fun with sponges and ink, CASEing a glorious card by Tricia Traxler. I am especially pleased with how my leaf turned out! Take a lookie:

Materials used:
  • stamps- Magnificent Maple, French Foliage, Best Yet
  • card - cajun craze, very vanilla, naturals ivory
  • inks - so saffron, crushed curry, calypso coral, cajun craze, tangerine tango, early espresso
  • other - sponges and sponge daubers, embossing stylus and mat, dimensionals, non SU scalloped rectangle die

For our third card I borrowed the beautiful Simply Sketched hostess set from my SIL and went to town with watercolouring. Sanding the core'dinations card (in glorious cherry cobbler) made the perfect background.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Simply Sketched
  • card - cherry cobbler (plain and core'dinations), watercolour, more mustard
  • inks - crushed curry, more mustard, cajun craze, old olive
  • other - lace ribbon, aqua painter, dimensionals, mosaic embossing folder, ovals framelits, Big Shot, sanding block, sponge daubers

I love, love, love how this one turned out, the colours are so rich.

Have fun playing in the Autumn leaves and thanks for calling in!



Rob I said...

WOW, these are stunning. Love love love the first one. Should try and get to the class

Andrea said...

hi Kez, Im terrible at leaving comments even though I see all your creations. I love these cards. all 3 are beautiful. thought it was about time I actually told you.
take care

DD21 said...

Love the gorgeous colours! You have such a beautifully developed colour palette.