Monday, October 12, 2015

CCNS106: The Still Woods

Hello!  Diana here with a very fall card for this week's Fall colors challenge.  The best thing about fall are the gorgeous colors (and warm drinks, sweaters, cool air, apple picking).  Yep, I love fall.  

To make my fall color card, I started with the Memory Box Garden Birch Trees stencil taped to white card stock.  I then masked off a curved piece of copy paper and sponged in some hills.  I then sponged the rest of the card with Squeezed Lemonade. Next, I covered the hills and misted my paper with a spritzer. I then added my color bursts Alizarin Crimson, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Pthalo Green.  So that it would look like individual leaves, I did not squeeze my bottles but just shook it out onto my stenciled paper.  I wanted individual drops of color and not too much blending.  Because I had already sponged the background yellow, I wasn't worried about covering up any white with the color bursts.  I then cut out the birch scene with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and then also some green card stock with the largest die to have a double mat against my kraft base layer.

Though I hesitated to cover up my background,  I did just enough to be able to see that it was a wooded background.  I used two of the dies from the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern for my focal point.  By using vellum as one of my matting layers, I was able to have a mat for my Scripture from Verve and yet still see my background.  The verse was done with white detail embossing powder and then I added a twine bow.
Diana Nguyen, birch tree, stencil, Verve, color bursts

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you get a chance to play along!

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  1. So beautiful! Amazing background!

  2. Very pretty and your bow is really lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 204th AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole


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