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Monday, September 26, 2011

"Fall"ing with Colors

Yeah for stamping time!  In between football and a baseball tournament I was able to get some stamping in here and there.  Had fun doing some challenges and just stamping in general.

This first card was a very easy card for me.  I had the background already inked up sitting in my pile to use.  I had just swiped some Wild Honey & Antique Linen distress stains across my watercolor paper several times go give a multi-colored effect.  I stamped my image from the Bluebird set directly on the background.  Loved how this turned out!

This card is for the CR84FN challenge to use orange, yellow and brown.  Hard to identify the yellow but is on my background and I layered my focal image on some summer sun cardstock.

Card details:
Stamps: Blue Bird from Artistic Outpost
Cardstock: Watercolor paper, Chocolate Chip from SU!, Orange Zest from PTI, Golden Tiara from Clear & Simple Stamps
Inks: Wild Honey & Antique Linen from Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Chocolate
Embellishments: Lattice Rectangles from Spellbinders nestabilities, Natural Twine String, button from PTI

Since I had been working with these colors I also chose to do The Play Date Cafe's 100th Challenge- congrats ladies!   I combined this with Mish's Sketch from 9/13/11 and used the Color Bleed Grid Technique from The Classroom.  Granted mine definitely is not as pretty as Julia's- I have some more playing to do with this technique using a variety of colors.

I used the Feathers set from Clear & Simple Stamps as a more masculine card with these colors.  I swear that is NOT a fingerprint in one of my grids, should have stamped one of the leaves over that.  

Card details:
Stamps: Feathers from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Dish All the Dirt Brown, Kraft Like a Rockstar Cream from CSS, Pumpkin Pie from SU!, Mellow patterned paper from Basic Grey
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown, Always Artichoke, Copic markers YR14, Y15, G99, Copic Blending Solution
Embellishments: Natural Twine String,Designer Mix Button from CSS

Hope everyone had a good weekend and your Monday is starting off just right!


Lisa Somerville said...

Fab fall themed cards! Love the added color to the sweet image from the Artistic Outpost Bluebird plate!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love how you used the beautiful fall colors. Perfect weather for the colors too!

Susie said...

Wow! Fabulous cards. Love the fall colors.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful cards, Kim! Especially love the background you created on the first one! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Fiona said...

Beautiful Kim, love the strong use of the colours in both your cards! So warm and inviting :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Both beauties GF! I love when you get inky!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful cards, I love the vintage image on your first one,just gorgeous.xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Autumn cards! Love the darling image on the first! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Debgem said...

Both these cards are just fabulous - so warm and rich looking. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

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