It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Still no autumn in the air

It's still balmy around here, hot and humid. So, fall is not in the air, but it's in my craft room. I finally pulled out one of my new stamps to make a card today, using yesterday's sketch challenge from Splitcoast. I stamped this Stampin' Up! Seasonal Whimsey fall scene three times (once each in old olive, purely pomegranate, and pumpkin pie) so that I could cut out the pumpkin and leaves to layer over the green stamp. I had tried coloring with markers a couple times but just was not getting a good impression. I layered this on Purely Pomegranate, Chatterbox's Nook Garden Floral, and Old Olive. The old olive is stamped randomly with the lady bug trail from Papertrey Ink's Little Lady set. I think it does a decent job of mimicking the wind trails in the main image. The sentiment got prettied up a bit with the pumpkin pie leaf, a ticket corner punched Purely Pomegranate layer, and a few little rhinestones. I added Star Dust Stickles to the main image, the pumpkin leaf, and a bit of the background paper. The ribbon is Stampin' Up's Purely Pomegranate.

I really like this Seasonal Whimsey set from Stampin' Up. I think it's a little different and reminds me (but not too much) of Van Gogh's Starry Night. I think the winter scene is going to look even better.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Seasonal Whimsey, Papertrey Ink Little Lady
Paper: old olive, purely pomegranate, chatterbox nook garden floral, papertrey ink white
Ink: old olive, purely pomegranate, pumpkin pie
Other: rhinestones, star dust stickles, ticket corner punch, SU! purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon

13 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Very pretty. I love the DP.

Peggy S said...

I've been eyeing this set --- so happy to see you using it! You are right it's so different than anything of the other sets -- I think that's why I like it too!

Hang in there -- you are being so strong....

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card Bethany!! Best wishes for your mom!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, I love this stamp set.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Beautiful card, Bethany! I love the different colors and the cut out leaves!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the way this looks! The Pomegranate and the Pumpkin, the paper--oh, my! Fabulous!

Kirsten said...

At least your mojo's not effected! This card is great! Love all of the color!

Beth said...

What a pretty card! The colors are wonderful! I loved this set from the first time I flipped through the catalog. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!!! Love this set! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so beautiful!! I love the combination of stamps and papers you've used...and all the special touches!

beate said...

You are going to make me buy this set!
Love how your card came out.

travelingmama said...

The color combination you chose is really pretty. TFS!

Julia Stainton said...

Fall it definitely in the air here today! Love this design! Your colors are fresh and fabulosu!!!