Sunday, September 24, 2017

Layered Leaves Leftovers

For me this Monday Montage Blog Hop it's all about Layered Leaves leftovers.  There are a few very fancy pieces remaining once you finish the eight pillow boxes and eight notecards from the September Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit.  They are far to pretty to set aside or worse, toss out.  You have to put them to use being fabulous in work of (he)art.  It's kind of like an encore for this showstoppin' kit to make one last homage to the gorgeous elements.  (There could be a second encore since I haven't used the two extra gold leaves)
To the kit I added Early Espresso and a scrap of Cherry Cobbler Card Stocks, Gold Glimmer Paper, Lovely Words Thinlits, the new Leaf Punch, and leftover Paper Pumpkin sequins.
I had fun laying out the extra leaves on a panel of Early Espresso to make a one of a kind background.  What I really love are the tags hanging from a twig I picked up from my front yard.  I had just enough twine left to run it through the tags and suspend it from the twig.  A couple blobs of hot glue on each end is what I used to attach the twig to the card.  Of course this isn't a put in the mail kind of card, but I think it would make a gorgeous addition to a gift.  Just tuck the corner under the bow and your package is totally glammed up.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Color Mix with Spunk

I saw this color challenge over at SUO for "favorite fall colors."  This is a great chance to share my thoughts on colors for this season.  My thoughts are we need to mix it up!  Liven up the party!  Change it up from the common and add a splash of fun.
 Spunk up the spice of Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze and add Sweet Sugarplum and Tranquil Tide for an autumn color palette perfect for 2017.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Colors for September

This Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge is perfect for gourds!  Just ink up with So Saffron then stipple on some Always Artichoke and you have got great green realistic gourds.  Add a splash of Night of Navy to liven up the palette and there you have a unique approach to an autumn look.
On Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock I layered a panel of embossed Whisper White to create my card base.  I pre-inked the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder with a hint of Always Artichoke ink to get the subtle definition.  My next layer is a Lots of Labels watercolored piece.

For the gourds I fully inked up using So Saffron then I used a stipple brush which I inked up with Always Artichoke ink.  Several years back Stampin' Up! carried the stipple brushes which I could not let go of.  If you don't have any stipple brushes use a sponge or dauber.  I had to stamp several gourds  to have the look I wanted.  Some had way too much green and others didn't have enough to look real or interesting.
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Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker
Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker
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$3.50
Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
[100069]
$3.50