Happy Saturday! WOOOO HOOOOOOOO! Yes! I'm all about sleeping in, crafting, and college football today! OMG I needed a weekend. How about you? Hope you had a good week and that your weekend is off to a smashing start. You know I have been in the Fall mode lately - lots of leaves and seasonal themes. Today when I sat down to make something I thought 'how can I maybe make something a little bit different for Fall?' So it came to me! A Fall bouquet of flowers! I love it when people make those pretty arrangements with flowers and leaves mixed together...and that was the inspiration for my card.
I started off by making a background using the awesome Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil and some distress inks. For this technique you stamp the ink pads directly onto the back of the stencil and then spritz the whole thing with water.... Then you smush it down onto some watercolor paper. The ink soaks in and leaves uneven edges - very cool!
After I made my background, I had fun using different inking techniques - some wet and some dry - to color in the Tattered Florals flowers dies and Leaves dies (All from Tim Holtz too). I just played around with everything until I got a nice rich color combination...
Here's a work-in-progress shot!
This is the best part...assembling everything! I stamped the FALL letters using some Hero Arts letter stamps. The font is perfect! I used a nice rich brown ink. Here I am just gluing down my leaves as the bottom layer.
I crinkled everything gently with my fingers to look worn and crisp - you know how fall leaves look when they fall to the ground.... Added some brown buttons to my yellow flowers.
I used some pretty off-white confetti paper for my card base. I left a big border around - kind of like that clean look it gives. I mounted my panel on foam tape as well.
I reallllllly like how all this texture and color came together! I hope I have inspired you to get your craft on today! Now I need to scurry off because I have a lot of projects to make! (So many fun things coming up on the blog!)
The absolute highlight of my week was this little beauty that arrived yesterday! YEEEESSSSSS! My old iPhone was three years old and dying a slow death. Now I have a pretty, brand new gold and shiny iPhone 6! YEAH!!! I stayed up until 2:30am last week pre-ordering it so it would come yesterday. I AM SMITTEN! Oh yes, we are going to do great things together! LOL.