Saturday, August 21, 2010

WMSC 11

Happy Saturday and happy Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge day! I've had to sit out the last few challenges, so I was happy I had the chance to participate in this week's sketch. It's such a fun one, too:


Ack, I love round shaped cards! And as you can see, I'm in an Autumn state of mind these days; I've pulled out some of my seasonal supplies:

The inspiration for this card was not only Autumn, but I was inspired by the swirly circle stamp from Faux Fun Circles and the sentiment from Blessed by You. It's hard to capture it in a photo, but the circle was stamped in Versamark and then I used mica powders to add color. I used a combination of gold and red, and in some areas they blended together to create an orange color. You can't seen any of the shimmer in this photo, but trust me, it's beautiful! I layered my circle onto corrugated cardboard. I added a silk ribbon that I died with Copics and pigment ink, to coordinate with my card. The leaves were punched out and stippled with several inks. And finally, the leaves and sentiment were outlined with my Stardust pen for some more shimmer. You can see a little bit of that in this photo:


I feel blessed that it's the weekend...lol! I actually took a few extra days off to help me get organized before school starts. I'm also working on my craft room and hope to have a few pictures to share soon. Until then...have a great weekend!





Stamps: Blessed by You, Faux Fun Circles (WMS)
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI), Really Rust (SU!), corrugated cardboard
Ink: Vintage Touch Chai & Chamomile, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Antique Linen distress (Ranger)
Other: Dark Chocolate vintage buttons (PTI), silk ribbon (PTI), leaf punch (Fiskars), classic circle, big scalloped circle and scalloped long rectangle dies (Spellbinders)

26 comments:

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous, I love warm autumn colors!! Nice details!

lynn said...

just darling, jennifer! enjoy your time off! would love to see your room!

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty fall design Jennifer! love the cut out leaves and the stamped circle looks wonderful!

Bonnie said...

So pretty Jennifer! I love these colours - and it does make me think of fall - I would really like that rain that is associated with fall too! lol!

slinkycat said...

love this, the colours are gorgeous and loving those leaves :)

Leanne x

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really GORGEOUS Jennifer!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful fall card! Love the round design and the leaves! :)

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous, Jennifer! LOVE the beautiful fall colors!

LaurieJ said...

I love this card, Jennifer. It is absolutely beautiful! Autumn is my favorite time of year.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful Autumn card Jennifer! So elegant! Reminds me of all the wonderful fall foliage that will soon be appearing :)

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous card, Jennifer!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Jennifer, this is just fabulous, I'm feeling all autumny and candy apple-y now! love it! Thank you!

dining table said...

Jennifer, I can see that you have a great talent in art. You creation is so beautiful and I know that you made it with all your heart. Congratulations for a well done job.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I think the button is perfect and love the bit of glitter

Ren-Yi said...

what a lovely card. i love the powder effect on your circles and the dear sentiment. the leaves are just darling too, with the extra shine.

Shirley N said...

Great design for a fall card, so pretty!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the fall colors and the beautiful embossed layer! Great job with the sketch!

♥♥♥Lea

Mirabelka said...

fabulous card! I love the colors you used. With mica it must look fanstastic!!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - just love it.

Created By You said...

really cute, love the fall colors and leaves!

Isabel Z said...

This is beautiful--the colors, the attention to detail, and the layout of the elements are fabulous.

Marjolijne said...

Such a great card, i love the feeling of autumn that this card gives me.
hugs,
Marjolijne

Sandie said...

Wonderful fall colours! Just beautiful

Shaz Wall said...

I love Autumn!.. your card is wondeful.

Monique said...

So warm and pretty..The leaves turned out beautiful!!

Nancy said...

Love the fall design of this card.

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