Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumn Leaves and Challenges

I've been enjoying playing with a new to me stamps. I recently purchased the Autumn Time Bundle and I LOVE it!  It would also be great for spring and summer just by using different paper.

This particular "sketch" is in response to the FSJSC9 sketch challenge on the Creative Blooms blog.
( #FSJSC9 )  I should have lightened it up a bit but got busy and forgot.  I used 4 different card stocks, Kiwi Slice, Sweet Pear, Pumpkin Bread, and Oatmeal Cookie.  I sprayed the Pumpkin Bread with a hint of Lemon Grass Color Splash, stamped using Black Licorice ink, die cut, then added some splatters of Citrus Cooler and Dark Roast Silks.  I used the Silks on the Sweet Pear layer, too.  I made the "tag" from the Oatmeal Cookie card stock then used my Crop-A-Dile and a copper eyelet.  A bit of Natural Journey Twine finishes the look. 

Here you can see the added splatters a bit better.  The text is from the Ampersand Notes stamp set as I need a special card for a special reason this week.

This card used the same Pumpkin Bread paper for the leaves as the last card except I have the Oatmeal Cookie sprig on the left.  Only the 2 different card stocks were used.  I tied a bit of Black Licorice Twine on the card over the sponged Pumpkin Bread ink.  The sentiment is from the Autumn Time set, too.

I love how the Silks and Splashes add to the cards.  I think they're a great addition to cards for a bit more artsy look.

Tomorrow my hubby gets his 2nd radio frequency ablation on his throat.  It's kinda like sun burning a spot that could potentially be a serious problem if not taken care of soon.  Please say a prayer for him as last time he was quite ill for a couple days.  And tomorrow is our anniversary.  Heck of a way to spend it!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Carol,
Well love your two Autumn cards , beautiful but really love the second one and agree with you on the silks and splashes add to them. :D

Praying for your DH for the the treatment to be applied skillfully and effectively and that it will have minimal side effects. Often the first time you have something your body reacts more severely than treatments afterwards.. but not always, so pray it is so for DH.

Thanks so much for popping over.
Happy WOYWW 333! Shaz in Oz.x #6

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome card - love the splatters, and splatters are so in right now. Beautiful leaves. Sending prayers for your hubby.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your autumn cards. Those leaves are such pretty colors. I often think the same thing with leaf sets that we buy for fall--that we can use them in soft greens for spring. I never remember to do it though. Maybe 2016 will be the year!