Sharon's challenge this Friday is Rich Autumn Leaves to create a project with leaves (or acorns, pinecones, trees with leaves, if you don't have actual leaf images) making your project rich in color and texture, adding sponging to create that richness and depth of color.
I bought this All Natural stamp set at a garage sale this summer (never used) and wanted to use this simple, yet classy leaf image for my project this week. Using Stazon Brown ink, I stamped the leaf onto kraft cardstock three times. I colored my leaves by sponging (using daubers) the leaves with Marigold Morning, Really Rust, and Ruby Red. I cut the images and adhered them to Very Vanilla cardstock sponged on the outer edges with Close to Cocoa.
I used a reverse Nestability die cut piece of River Rock, as a part of my Doubledog Dare Challenge, given to us by Anne (aka Itsapassion)to use reverse punching or die cut images in our design. After adhering the three chocolately rich brads, I attached the frame to my base cardstock with dimensionals for depth. If you'd like to play in the Doubledog Dare Challenge, please check out this Splitcoaststampers thread here and go to post #32. Be sure to use keyword DDC so we can see your projects.
You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoaststampers and/or your blog, anytime at all. Be sure to use keyword ssnotime106. You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun! Please link back to Sharon's blog here.
I hope you can take a few extra minutes to check out the fabulous samples the entire Stamp Simply team made today:
Stamps: All Natural (Stampin' Up); Autumn Beauty (sentiment - Gina K Designs)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Brown, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Marigold Morning, Really Rust
Accessories: Square Nestabilities, chocolate brads, sponge daubers, dimensionals