Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn Blooms, SIP71

Hi everyone! Wow the weather has cooled off quite a bit here in the Northeast, and although I love Autumn, I'm not quite ready for such an abrupt change of temperature. I am looking forward to going apple picking next week and hopefully will get a pleasant day. Today at Stamp Ink Paper, Justin has a lovely Autumnal color combination for us. I love the unexpected splash of Mint. 

Though my first inclination was to make a card with leaves, I shifted gears and made a fall bouquet of blooms. I stamped my images in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I watercolored using distress inks. I love watercoloring, it's so relaxing. I also love that you can remove color with some clear water, something you can't do with any other coloring medium.

I'm also playing along with The Flower Challenge again today. In case you haven't noticed I love flowers :) They are some fabulous cards in the gallery there, too. At the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, the theme is Autumn.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Organic Blooms (Mama Elephant) 
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Fog (Simon Says Stamp), Smooth Watercolor Paper (Bristol)
Ink Pads: Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Femme Frames Dies (Mama Elephant), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: White Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

So glad you stopped by today! I'd be very pleased if you left a comment. Then, head over to visit the Stamp Ink Paper team. We hope you'll play along, too! 


LeAnne said...

Stunning! That watercoloring technique is perfect with these blooms! Love this!

Susan said...

So pretty! Love all the bright colors and you've done a beautiful job!

Nancy said...

This card is stunning as LeAnne said! You took a tough color combo and ran with it! So impressed Sandy!

Unknown said...

LOVE how you combined the colors!! And you, choosing flowers? I can't imagine such a ting, lol 💕💕

World of Michael Trent said...

This card is unbelievably stunning! The watercolor coloring is perfect! This whole card is perfect.

Aileen said...

Sandy this card is simply stunning, love love this flower and the colours you have used to colour it. It all looks so soft and pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

Darnell said...

I'm glad you love watercoloring, Sandy, because you do it so well! This fall call is sensational!! I hope you have a lovely day for apple picking! Hugs, Darnell

Kath Stewart said...

your card is stunning Sandy...beautiful colour work on your blooms...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Claire Broadwater said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! I love your color combo and the flowers are stunning! XX

Jaydee said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous. You colored it so beautifully and I love that you went with a flower theme. Stunning, my friend