Sunday, 21 September 2014

Melody of Colours


Morning.  Thanksgiving is quickly approaching for those of us living in Canada as we celebrate our holiday at the beginning of October.  Penny Black has just released some fantastic new products just right for creating cards for this celebration.  I was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast this am. so I was off to stamp away.

The new leaf set called Lush and Lavish has such fantastic textures to the stamped image.  I inked the stamps with a main colour of Distress inks then touched the edges with another colour.  When sprayed with water, it gave the leaves a blended, multicolour look.  When dry, I inked up the script stamp with Tea Dye Distress ink, stamped off then went onto my card front.  By stamping off, the image is softer and more faint as not to overpower the beauty of the leaves.
I wanted to add the sentiment in a more unusual way, so I cut a slot in my card front and slid the panel behind the greeting from the Fall Flutters set. 


I am also adding my card to these challenges:

 Simply Create Too- FALL/ AUTUMN

The Card Concept- COLOUR CHALLENGE

Addicted to Stamps- HOLIDAY

Cute Card Thursday- AWESOME AUTUMN



Thanks again for coming by and taking a look...so appreciated!

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Distress inks/ Mini Mister/ Exacto knife/ Memento Bl.


19 comments:

  1. Beautiful use of color! Jumped write out of my emails ;)

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! Those leaves are so bright and vibrant! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

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  3. This is lovely, great colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

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  4. LOVE the glowing colors you used. Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept!
    Pinned this beauty:)

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  5. Those leaves are colored and stamped so beautifully, Karen. I love your idea of the slits to slide the panel through.

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  6. Beautiful stamping and colours. I love how you popped your panel through the slot. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  7. So so pretty :) Just wonderful fall colours! Thank you so much for taking the time to create such a fun card to share with us at Addicted to Stamps and More! We sure hope to see you back again soon :)

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  8. Wonderful fall card, Karen! Great colors and bkgrd for your nice leaves. I can't believe after soooo long, I finally got one of your blog posts. :)

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  9. Gorgeous autumnal colours - the texture on the leaves looks great! Your sentiment panel is a clever idea too :)

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  10. Oh, this is such a beautiful card, Karen! I love all the pretty autumn colors you chose for your leaves and the sentiment is so elegant!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week! Hope you'll come back again soon!

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  11. I love the contrast of the watercoloured background (gorgeous colours) and the perfectly clean sentiment panel! Great to see you at the Card Concept!

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  12. Gorgeous colors of leaves Karen. Love the idea of placing the panel behind the cutout banner sentiment. Loll xx

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  13. Love your Automn leaves very much ,great colours and image!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  14. Be still, my heart! Autumn Leaves + Distress Inks = happiness. Love how you've made a slot for the panel.

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  15. Classy design, Karen. And those leaves are truly beautiful.

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  16. Now that's a gorgeous way to use the colors, Karen! Thank you for playing at The Card Concept!

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  17. Gorgeous! Love those leaves against the script background.

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  18. What a beautiful card!! TFS! (D. Daisy/SCS) :)

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