Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Being Inspired by Colors and Changes

Good Afternoon Everyone!

It has been a busy day, so I am just now getting to my post for today. As you can see I have changed the template for October. I wanted to something that was very Autumn related. I love Autumn, it's my favorite time of the year and I am always so excited when it finally comes around. I love everything about it from the colors, to the chill in the air, to the food.
My first piece is from yesterday's color challenge on SCS titled "Really Chocolate Breezes" I used my Paper Pretties "Howdy Girlfriend" Sophia for this card. I guess mainly because the colors just make me think of rustic country girl theme. The card is pretty straightforward, as you can see. For the background piece behind the cute little cowgirl, I used the textured background technique. I sponged Bali Breeze, Realy Rust and Creamy Caramel ink and then sprayed the piece with water. I crumpled up the paper and then smoothed it out and pressed Basic Brown ink over the piece. I used my aqua painters and inks to color her in and then I cut her out and attached her to the Creamy Caramel piece.
My second piece is Beate's Be Inspired Piece from yesterday. I loved the colors in this and I wanted to make sure and do something that reflected the colors and the nature feel of the card.For my colors I chose Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and a piece of rose colored paper that I found in my scraps. For my stamps I used, Bitty Backgrounds as well as an old Sale-A-Bration set from SU. I also used the stipple brush technique to do the background behind the branch. Well, at least, I sort of did...I didn't have any stipple brushes, so I used regular stiff-haired brushes and improvised. Not exactly the same; but it'll do for now.
That's all for me today. I hope you all have a great evening and thanks for visiting with me.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

both cards are great!

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