As "Sandy" approaches, and I look at multiple 16 hour work days looming ahead, I wanted to get some crafty time in this weekend!
The Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week was Autumn Leaves... with the high winds forecast for this week, I envision skies full of leaves blowing wildly about.
I added a new set of tools to my arsenal last week - a heat gun, versamark ink pad and clear embossing powder - and got them out to play. SO MUCH FUN!!!! I was surprised as I looked through my stamp sets, I don't have many, but as a lover of all things autumn, I was stunned that I don't have any stamps with maple or oak leaves. So my falling leaves are less traditional looking, but let me play with the emboss-resist technique when coloring them in.
To color the leaves I used my Tombow watercolor markers and a water brush. I swept several colors onto the back of my stamping block, mixed as desired with my water brush and applied in varying patterns onto the embossed leaves.
I really wanted the leaf design to shine, so I kept the sentiment small and simple with a tiny brad to set it off.
Hope that hurricane Sandy doesn't do too much damage, and everyone stays safe!
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