Sunday, September 22, 2013

Marie's Reading Room

Another sample for the Autumn Colors Rebel Challenge! This time I got a bit carried away playing with shapes. By adding some designer paper wallpaper to Marie's room, I ended up giving a touch of depth to her reading room! The rest of her circle is colored with copic markers.

Stamps: Marie and book from Relish Reading (Rogue Redhead Designs)

I am going to enter this little lady into the following challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Autumn Colors

Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Anything Goes

Hops you get a second to sit and enjoy a good book today!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Using the Colors of Autumn

Here's another sample for the Autumn Colors Rebel Challenge over at RRD!  I made use of some great designer paper for the background and colored in Clarisse with copic markers and set her in a nice matted frame.

Stamps: Clarisse and sentiment from Nature Notes (Rogue Redhead Designs)

I had a little fun with the sentiment, setting it into a semi-circle.  I really liked the effect of depth that it created.

Hoping your day has been filled with some amazing warmth and wonder!  I know I wanted to Carpe some of the great weather we had today!

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Little Midge Goes a Long Way

I'm loving the rich colors of Autumn which are starting to arise all over the place. Beautiful bright yellows, deep and delicious reds and warm and wonderful browns. For this card, inspired by the current Autumn Colors Rebel Challenge, I played around with this warm palette!

Stamp: Midge Mini CraftStamper Exclusive by Rogue Redhead Deisgns
Get the full-size one on the This N That plate!
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenges - Focal Image On the Side

Great Impressions - Fall Colors

My Time to Craft - Autumnal Colors

Hope your day is bright and beautiful!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Salted Autumn Colors

Getting into the season with Rogue Redhead Designs' Rebel Challenge - Autumn Colors

This was a straight-forward card.  I made an easy background using a watercolor paint wash on watercolor paper and then sprinkling it with salt.

Stamp: sentiment from This N That

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sarah Hurley - Autumn Glow

Creative Belli - Orange, Red & Yellow

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes

Have a colorful day!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Framing is Everything

Today, I wanted to try a little something different with my favorite focal image shape. I love ovals, but sometimes depending on the background, they just don't pack enough punch for me. Instead of tucking this lovely tulip into another oval, I decided to create a black block to highlight the (what I think are) fab colors in my background.


For this card, I pulled glossy paper through some soft misted distress inks and then added pounced alcohol ink around the edges.  I really love this effect as sometimes I find a whole polished stone background a bit overwhelming. 

I added the silhouettte tulip from Nature Notes and then cropped my focal image into an oval.  My oval cutter is definitely an over-used tool but I love the shape...what can I say?

Stamp: Tulip from Nature Notes
I added a bit of fabric tape after setting my oval into a black rectangle. I wanted some feeling of openness so I used a simple white back panel trimmed in black...and yes, Miss Frugal here cut the rectangle out of the back panel.  The base is red to bring out the hints of red in the alcohol ink areas.

I am entering this card into the following fantastic challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Come and Get It - Summer Color Challenge

Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle

Hope your day blooms with goodness!
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