Monday, August 31, 2009

Is it fall yet?

I am so ready for some cooler temps! Anything under 100 would be good. What a whiner huh?

So I tried the "mind over matter" idea and started thinking about fall. Fall is my favorite season. Not so hot that you want to wear shorts anymore and not so cold that you don't want to go outside. Not that it ever gets really cold here anyway.

I just got that new pumpkin set, Autumn Harvest and tried to make something for a workshop I have coming up. I've been having a serious bout with "stamper's block" lately and decided to check out the Stamping 411 site. This is another reason I wanted to start a blog. To take part in the color and sketch challenges that are everywhere nowadays. Not that you win anything, its just fun. It was just what I needed. Here is the sketch

Alot of people start out with a sketch. This is my first time using one and it sure made my life a little easier. The 411 site is pretty neat too. They post a new sketch every week. Go check it out.

Anyway, what do you think?

Autumn Harvest. Soft Suede, pumpkin pie, watercolor paper, soft suede DSP and Cast-A-Spell DSP. Pumpkin pie, creamy caramel and more mustard inks. Pumpkin pie grosgrain, natural hemp, non-SU! button, dimensionals, antique brass brads

It still took me 5000 hours to complete because I have children, but I like it. Although I think it might be a little much for my workshop. Looking at it now, I should have put a darker color behind the pumpkins. It seems like too much orange/yellow now. Oh well....................

I used my favorite way to watercolor: Aquapainters and classic inks. I would have put a sentiment on there but I don't have anything Thankgivingy or Fallish. I also wanted to point out that I used our new halloween DSP. That orange paper there? Yep, thats halloween paper. Tricky aren't I?

I gotta get some more stamping done for my workshop. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Wish me luck! b.


Jenna C said...

Beautiful card, I love the watercoloring in the background

Patti Chesky said...

I just love it!!! Watercoloring is my favorite!! Thanks for playing with us!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your card is beautiful and I love love love your watercoloring!! I know what you mean about having kids and getting things done!! Thanks for playing along this week too!!

Connie said...

Great job with your watercoloring...especially the background! Thanks for playing!

Tory said...

Oh, pretty! I guess you got over your stampers block. I love your watercoloring. It's not too much yellow and orange. Aren't those fall colors? LOL

Lisa Kmiec said...

Very nice card! Great job on the watercoloring.

Selene Kempton said...

your watercoloring is just stunning. it's so important to leave the white space! Expertly done! Congrats on being showcased this week for the 411 blog!

Teressa Thompson said...

I know others are saying this too, but amazing watercoloring. Love the texture in the background that you created with multiple washes.

Congrats on being selected for the showcase!