It's official....I saw two flocks of geese leaving today. Fall is definitely on the horizon. And my fall stamps are making their way to my desk, waiting to be inked. I couldn't resist, so here is my first of the season.....
I do love the rich, jewel tones of autumn, especially in the leaves.
Stamps used: Impression-Obsession Fancy Leaves CC224 Cover A Card cling background leaf stamp. The verse is also Impression-Obsession. I do not know the name or number, as it is one of their older stamps, and I had detached it from the wood and neglected to write the info. Sorry.
Technique: I inked the leaf stamp with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks, then spritzed the stamp so that it was wet, but not extremely runny. I placed a piece of linen card stock onto the stamp, and held it there a few seconds before lifting it. I lifted it off, then spritzed the card with water to get the inks blurring a bit more. I dried the piece, then when it was dry, I very lightly rubbed a damp baby wipe over the surface. This brightened the color somewhat, and also spread some of it into the background, creating a creamy, soft background for the leaves.
I stamped the verse using my Misti, so that I could stamp it a few times to get it dark enough. I spritzed Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist over the entire panel. In real life, this gave the piece a beautiful shimmery finish. Here is a close up, but still doesn't do it justice in the photo...
I adhered the panel to an A2 card base, added some spatters with a Krylon gold leafing pen, cut a thin strip for along the left edge (I ran the gold leafing pen along the strip before adhering, to carry over the gold from the spatters).
Impression-Obsession Challenge - Harvest hellos (fall or halloween)
Little Red Wagon Challenge - Distress it (I used distress inks)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Verse
The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge
I hope you are having a great week. Thanks so much for visiting.