Rich Autumn Leaves - ssnotime106 - To me the colors of autumn are rich and earthy. Today we will create a project with leaves, and remember we’re easy, so if you don’t have actual leaf images, trees, flowers with leaves, acorns, pine cones, etc. are all OK. But the added element is to make the project rich in color and texture by adding sponging to create that richness and depth of color. I can’t wait to see your gorgeously rich creations today!
And here's what I did. I'm using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #40--can you believe it? I'm getting it done *before* the last day this time! Yeehaw!! It's a super fun sketch--as usual. I stamped this image from the Lovely As a Tree set on watercolor paper with Chocolate Chip ink. I water colored the trunk with a re-inker and a brush, then I stippled the leaves with a smallish stencil brush--not *exactly* sponging, but pretty close. Next I cut/embossed it with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die and inked around the edge with PTI's Chamomile ink pad and layered it on So Saffron cut/embossed with a Nestabilities Label Four die, also with the edges sponged. Patterned paper is from PTI's First Fruits and Bitty Box Basics and card stock is PTI Ripe Avocado and SU! Really Rust and So Saffron. Did some stitching, more sponging, added a ribbon and bow and some Dew Drops and called it done!
So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime106 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team, along with our September Guest Designer:
Charlene Merrick - September Guest Designer
A J Otto
I'm so glad you stopped by today! Be sure to come by tomorrow for the next Crazy4Challenges challenge!
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree (SU!)
Paper: So Saffron, Really Rust (SU!); First Fruits, Bitty Box Basics, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss (SU!); Chamomile (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Classic Circle and Label's Four Nestabilities dies; ribbon, 3M foam squares (craft store); Dew Drops; stencil brush; sewing machine
Gorgeous Barbara! I love that ribbon!! WOW!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend.!
Beautiful Barb!! Thanks for inspiration ... I don't use this tree image nearly enough! Gorgeous ribbon too ... awesome!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Really a rich fall colored card. You sure did this challenge wonderfully. PatReplyDelete
This is just stunning! I LOVE it! :) Jaw dropper, Girl! :) HOpe you are doing well and that you have a great weekend! :)ReplyDelete
Barb this is GORGEOUS!!!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Barbara! I think the Lovely As a Tree stamp set is a "keep forever" classic set because of it's versatility. I love how you stippled the various colors on your beautiful fall tree; what a great alternative to some of the other coloring mediums, especially when it comes to autumn foliage.ReplyDelete
Beautiful with a capital B, Barbara!!! I LOVE that fabulous bow!!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty and "fall" feeling -- lovely job stippling the colors for the tree! Perfect cchoice of papers and that YUMMMMMY ribbon is fab!!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Love the panel behind your image and Mercy's sketch is so fun! WOOWZA on the ribbon, too!ReplyDelete
Love the stitching, love the combination of green with the rust and saffron, LOVE that tree and the gorgeous stippled leaves! Beautiful, rich Autumn colors! You rocked it!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, what a FANNNNN-TASTIC fall card! Such rich colors!! Love it!!ReplyDelete
barb...this is gorgeous! love the colors, the focal panel, and that yummy ribbon!ReplyDelete
thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week, and i cant wait to see what you come up with next week! :)
Totally GORGEOUS! That tree is so, so rich, as is the paper and ribbon -- GREAT take on this challenge -- love it!ReplyDelete