Thursday, August 21, 2014

I love autumn!

I know, it's still August, but fall is my favorite season - crisp cool air, blue skies, bright colors, wonderful smells......I can't help it.  I also associate it with fresh starts, and lately, a vacation to Maine.  So I apologize to those of you who love summer......

Here's a couple more cards for Winnie & Walter's Playdate #3 challenge.  For both of them, I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and, changing distress inks each time, repeatedly stamped this Hero Arts Maple Leaf across the surface, spritzing the stamp each time after inking.  After my panel was completely filled, and dry, I spritzed the whole panel once again with water until the colors started to melt together, then blotted it with a paper towel.  I LOVE the results, and each one is always different.  Here are my cards.


supplies: cream card base, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, festive berries, and seedless preserves distress inks, Hero Arts Maple Leaf, Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and the Happy and Big, Bold Seasons, VersaFine onyx black ink, Lawn Fawn sequins

Most of the finer details were lost on this next one when I spritzed and blotted the panel, and the panel is a bit brighter, but it still makes a pretty background.  I have no idea why the seedless preserves stands out so much more from the others. I added some wood embellishments, using a very liberal take on the sketch......


supplies: yellow/gold card base, dark purple Core'dinations frame,  same inks as above, same Hero Arts Maple Leaf, Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold Seasons, stamped in seedless preserves, wood veneer leaves, wood button, colored twine


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20 comments:

Rachel Bergfeld said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful! I think I'll be "stealing" this technique from you! :)

Melinda Gleissner said...

Stunning! Your take on this challenge is brilliant. I love your pile of leaves background, especially with the purples. Once again, Lin, you have created something so beautiful that by sharing it with us, you give us joy.

adele holcomb said...

Beautiful cards that remind me of my favorite season too! I have plenty of blue skies in Florida, but really, really miss the leaf show and the crisp air of Fall.

Kath Stewart said...

stunning cards Lin...love your gorgeous colour palette...hugs kath xxx

Lisa Elton said...

Pretty fall cards Lin! love the colors!

joy said...

two more beauties, Lin! love that background and will be trying out that technique, for sure.

Cathy said...

These cards are so beautiful Lin, stunning colours, Cathy x

Nancy said...

Both cards are just stunning Lin! Gorgeous stamping and colors!

Kara said...

beautiful fall cards!

Betty said...

gorgeous choice of colors and beautiful results - i have that stamps and will have to give this a try - fall is my favorite too!

Sue McRae said...

You are on a roll with the autumn cards Lin! I think these are my faves so far...just great inky goodness!

Dawn T said...

Stunning Lin. Love the details on the first one and the soft look of the secknd one.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Beautiful cards! The colors are fantastic together.

Sarah G said...

Love these leafy backgrounds - they work wonderfully with those W&W sentiments!

LisaH said...

Ooh! This is a beautiful card!!!

Unknown said...

These are so beautiful! Your technique give the layers of leaves such depth.

Scrapthat said...

Pretty Lin!! TFS

Leni said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors and the technique, and how it turned out!

cm said...

Lin, I'm swooning over how stunning your maple leaf/season cards are! The colours are gorgeous, the layout/image combination striking and the over-all impact a huge WOW! Being Canadian, the maple leaf holds a special place...Love your cards!!
~c

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous cards Lin