Friday, 14 September 2012

Fall blessings ....

... Good morning all from a very grey and wet Northville - looks like summer might well be over now.  It's still warm, but the weather is perfect for staying in and playing in my craft room!  Lots of challenges are now focusing on Fall (autumn!!), and I've used three to make this card:


My first attempt at this card ended up in the bin!  I used post-it notes to mask off a panel, applied ink directly to an acrylic block and then stamped - it turned out really spotty and didn't work.  So I tried again, this time I used removable tape to mask off the panel and completely covered the card as I didn't want to get ink in the wrong place.  I used blending sponges to add three autumnal shades to the panel and then dropped spots of water onto the ink - I love the effect you get when you do this.  Once I removed the tape dried the card with my heat gun.  Then I stamped leaving falling down the panel and finished off with a simple sentiment.


Stamps:  See-Ds - Leaves #50052; Waltzingmouse - Peace & Plenty
Inks:  Distress - Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Card from stash; Removable tape

I'm really pleased with how well the blending tool works - better than my old way of using the sponges by hand.


Well, that's all for now.  I think I've had my time in the craft room and I'd better put the rest of the day to good use with ironing!  See you soon.

21 comments:

Kathyk said...

And it turned out just great too Deborah

Kathyk

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the water spots!! Great card~

Marybeth said...

Wow! This is stunning Deborah! Looks like all your hard work paid off. The end result is just beautiful. Looks like you got in just under the wire too. Funny how a CAS can take so long. I had many do overs as well. Smile.

Kim S said...

The card is lovely...the water droplets are the perfect touch!

Craftilicious said...

love the water droplets - it looks brilliant!
Tara

DanaBee said...

Very Nice!

kingstonmama said...

This is just gorgeous, Deborah. I adore your inking. I often don't buy outline images like this as I don't really like to color, but they looks so beautiful with the sponging behind them. Love, love, love it. Ann

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your inky background Deborah and the water droplets make a wonderful feature. I love the look of the outline stamps overlapping the inked section too - a gorgeous card! Vicky x

Helen said...

Oh my gosh Deb, this is beautiful!! Love the leaves stamped over the beautiful autumn colours. Just lovely ;)

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Deborah
I have to agree your blending is superb
Thank you very much
Mabdi
LIM

Pauline said...

Really beautiful Deb, you captured the colours and feel of autumn so well. I ove the drip effect on the inked panel, just fabulous!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the effect that you have got with the ink drops (will have to give this a go! )and the blending and stamped images are brill x

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous - love that the leaves go outside the sponging! Wonderful OLW card!

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous fall card Deborah.

Donna x

Buffy said...

Absolutely stunning card Debs.
Love the colour.
Buf x

Sue W said...

Beautiful Deborah~

Jackie said...

A beautiful selection of cards since my last visit Deborah :o)
Jackie xx

Jean Martin said...

What an elegant card Deb! Love your technique! This is beautiful! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a lovely fall card. Your water spot technique is beautiful with your falling leaves.

Jeanne J said...

You are turning into the queen of CAS Deborah! This is so pretty - love the leaves and the water spots. Have you been walking in the woods for inspiration? This is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Deborah, Love your card! The watermarks really add interest. When I tried this technique several cards ended up in the trash. Haven't tried again, but you've inspired me.

Thanks for playing along this week.

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