Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's Definitely Fall and Purple Passion

Yes, it's definitely Fall here in Michigan.  Shirley challenged the CCEE Stampers to make a card/project with a Fall theme. 

I love the leaves that come in Rubbernecker's Leaf Group set.  They are especially fun to work with when using the polished stone technique.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this technique, you simply apply colors of ink onto a piece of glossy cardstock and blend them with alcohol.  You can either put your ink and alcohol together on a cotton ball and dab them that way or you can use what I prefer to use and that is the Tim Holtz Blending Tool.  You apply the ink to the piece of felt and dab it onto your glossy cardstock.  Again, you can also put your alcohol blending solution on with your ink at the same time or you can add it by dropping the alcohol blending solution directly onto the glossy cardstock after you've applied the ink.  You get a slightly different effect with each way.

I used Stazon Black; Encore Copper; Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Lettuce, Butterscotch, Hazelnut, Cranberry, and Copper Mixative for my leaves today.  Here's a closer view of the leaf.

Isn't that pretty?  I just love the effect. 

This card is also for another Hope You Can Cling To challenge to use the Colors of Hope:  green, brown, and yellow.

Here is a list of all the supplies I used:

Stamps:  Thank You So Much sentiment; Leaf Group; Grid bg
Paper:  River Rock, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Glossy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip; Stazon Black; Encore Copper; Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Lettuce, Butterscotch, Hazelnut, Cranberry, and Copper Mixative
Accessories:  brown brads, paper crimper; houndstooth embossing folder, corner punch, dimensionals

Please stop by our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what Tosha, Frances, Cindy, Joanne, and Shirley have created for this Fall challenge.  Perhaps you'd like to play along!

Here's another card I made for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges.  Holly challenged us to use a shade of purple and I love purple!

The chicks (Chickie Hop by Stampendous) were colored with a Copic marker and then covered with yellow flocking. Their headbands were watercolored with Elegant Eggplant.


StampOwl said...

love those leaves!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful fall card, Charlene...your leaves look fabulous!!! I can't believe I don't have the leaf set...yikes!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your leaves are just gorgeous. Love the color.

Cook22 said...

I do love your polished stone leaves.

ChristineZ said...

I love those beautiful leaves, Charlene! I have to try this polished stone technique. Gorgeous card.

Peggysuez said...

Just gorgeous!

Mothermark said...

That is one of my most favorite Rubbernecker stamps! So beautiful! It looks lovely with the crimped kraft paper and cuttlebugged sections! ooh, I love this! Its very cool!

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Carolyn King said...

wow...those leaves are spectacular. Love your adorable purple chickie card too!

maryr917 said...

beautiful fall card Charlene-love all the texture

Joanne (jojot) said...

that first one 'rocked my world' with its gorgeousness....and the dancing chicks are just too fab with the purple