Sunday, August 13, 2017

Autumn Blessings for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I find myself relaxing at the lake on this glorious day; I hope that wherever you are you, too, are able to enjoy some downtime and just be still.

Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps...

Although this colour pallette certainly speaks of fresh, summery citrus, my mind is already on fall and Autumn's splendour, so I chose to go with a somewhat fall-themed card:

I began with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of watercolour paper and masked off a border using Washi tape. Then, using an aqua painter and my ink pads I created the watercolour wash. I used Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral. I love the ombre look that resulted. Once the panel had dried completely I stamped several images from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in copper. When I remover the Washi tape mask I was left with a beautiful single-layer background.

The sentiment, also from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, is also heat embossed in copper on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Stitched Shapes framelits to die-cut the oval and then layered it on a scalloped oval cut from copper foil sheets using the Layering Ovals framelits. Then I went a little crazy with the embellishments ;) I added a bit of burlap ribbon, part of one of the new Metallic Snowflakes (the reverse side is Very Vanilla!) from the Holiday catty, a Touches of Nature wood element and a few iridescent sequins. The final touch was the little die-cut copper swirl from the new Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits (also from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue). The card is built on a Crumb Cake card stock base.

On the inside, I added  a Very Vanilla card stock panel on which I stamped several of the paisley images using the Rock and Roll technique with Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo ink. I love the way it mimics the watercolour look from the front of the card.

These colours truly were a breeze to work with. Why not give our colour challenge a try yourself and then share your creation with us at Sunday Stamps? We'd love to see your work!

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  1. Hey Leena,

    I always appreciate a creative background and yours is so interesting and captures all the challenge colors so perfectly. Your sentiment rocks!

    1. Thanks so much Barbara! I love playing with colour and these colours were just begging to be watercoloured!

  2. Beautiful! I would have thought the watercoloring would bleed through the Washi tape, but you got a lovely, clean line! Must CASE!

    1. I would have thought the same, Susan, but the key is not to over-saturate the watercolour paper. Have fun playing!

  3. This background you created is fabulous! I love it! Glad to know the washi tape worked. I have so much of it. Great way to use it. Love the sentiment, too! Hope you are having a great week! XX


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