Sunday, October 28, 2012

Falling Autumn Leaves

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!

Thanks for visiting!


Carol L said...

I had no idea you were stamping without those essential stamping tools, but I'm so glad you have them now! WOW, this turned out fantastic! Those leaves look wonderful with the embossing and coloring!
Preparing for a storm like this does make you crazy, and I'm anticipating sleepless nights - at least for the next few days, but hopefully we'll be OK. I hope you don't have to answer the phones at work, but then again - I guess everyone has to fill in where they're needed! Stay safe, and hopefully we won't have to endure too much destruction!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Autumn card, wonderful colours its so elegant too.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Laurel said...

Look at all those leaves! fantastic! Just fantastic!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!