Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Angels Landing Wednesday: The Colors of Autumn

 Growing up my favorite colors were yellow and orange.  In fact, I used to love to wear yellow because people would always say I looked good in that color! (boy, has it been a LONG time since anyone said I looked good in anything!  haha!)

Anyway, this week's challenge to the Angels Landing Design Team was right up my alley! Use the colors of autumn.  I chose this image from the Autumn Tweetings set, and printed it on Neenah ivory paper.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS, adding a bit of glitter pen.

Layering was easy! Just layered the image on orange and yellow.  You can barely tell, but I used a Fiskars embossing plate to dry emboss the bottom orange layer.  I had purchased these plates a few years ago when I got back into stamping to be used with this hand held doo-hickey for dry embossing...boy that did NOT work!  So I tried them out in my BigShot and they work just as well as the Stampin Up embossing plates.  I like the subtle effect!

and that ribbon was from my stash;  I had purchased it because I love the colors!

Inside I printed a sentiment from the same set, and layered it on yellow and orange as well.  I really love these colors!!

images:  Angels Landing
paper:  SU!, Neenah
accessories:  ribbon (Michaels)
tools:  Big Shot, Fiskars embossing plate


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you still look good! i just read your profile and i love the gray hair. i let mine go gray when i retired 3 years ago and i have absolutely no regrets. i love my hair!

this card is stunning! the image is fabulous, that ribbon is gorgeous and your card is stunning!


Lynn said...

Gorgeous work, Lauri, with these rich yellows and oranges!! Love the depth of your fabulous layers and that sensational ribbon tied into the perfect bow!!!

Cindy said...

This is so pretty, Lauri! I'm loving seeing the Autumn Tweetings designs done in so many different colors by the team!

Lorraine said...

I love that image of the birds and the pumpkin bird house. It's so sweet and you've colored it beautifully! The embossing is a very nice touch. I think I have some of that ribbon somewhere - great way to use yours!

Judi M said...

Such a bright and cheerful card. You've chosen colors that work beautifully for this image, and the ribbon is perfect.

Julia Aston said...

I love this pumpkin birdhouse stamp Lauri - and look how perfectly your ribbon matches! lovely fall card!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I love that you chose the bright colors of fall, Lauri! And that ribbon/bow is gorgeous!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Lauri this is very very pretty!! I love your coloring and color choices!!! I also love this set:)

You will have to try the Alcohol inks, they are soooo fun, and soooo easy to use. I wish I could do video tutorials instead of the pics, but I have a hard time video and try'n to do the tutorial I would need someone to do the video for me:) Anyways have a wonderful nigth, and let me know if you do end up try'n the inks :)


Dawn said...

lovely fall card...perfect ribbon too!

SAherry said...

Wow great the colors makes me appreciate fall!

Sherry said...

Fantastic the colors

Jennifer Scull said...

you know what a fan I am of Judi's images, and you have rocked it with this one! love those fall colors! :)

Stephanie said...

gorgeous fall card - just love the gourd birdhouse image :)

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