Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Autumn Greetings

As the nights get cooler and the leaves start to change colors, I start heading toward the warm tones of fall colors. 

This card is very simple. Two patterned papers form the base layer. The focal image is an acorn and leaf stamp that I colored in with colored pencils before inking the edges. 

I'm posting this card over at the 30  Day Coloring Challenge and over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog where the theme this week is leaves. 

Coral Leaves

This card is based on Mojo Monday sketch 353. It uses leaves cut using a Spellbinders die. I used a paper that has a lighter color in the core than the outside. Then I sanded it to bring out the texture of the die. 

An edge die from Whimsy Stamps was used to cut the border edge on the right. 

I'm posting this card over at the Mod Squad Challenge where the challenge is to use leaves. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

White Emboss on Kraft Paper

For this card I used the technique of using images embossed in white on kraft paper. The stamps are butterflies from Hero Arts, embossed with white embossing power from WOW.

I colored in the butterflies with watercolor pencils using the theme colors from the latest My Favorite Things Color Challenge.

I'm posting this card over at The Power and Spark Challenge where the goal this month is to color on kraft paper.