Ellen Hutson’s October Pin-Sight Challenge is all about Fall. That’s fine with me because Fall, next to Spring is one of my favorite seasons. Bright sunny days and cooler weather is my thing. I love it when I can wear sweaters to ward off the slight chill in the air, unencumbered by bulky down coats and boots. Yay!
Here are the inspiration images for this challenge:
My project captures the orange and golden tones of the season along with fading greens.
All the images were stamped in Versafine pigment ink in Vintage Sepia and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I then colored the images using Distress Inks, a paintbrush and water.
The images were die cut after the images were colored and thoroughly air-dried. I die cut a center panel from cream-colored cardstock using a small rectangular stitched die and cut a slightly larger piece in a rich earthy orange-toned and an A2 sized piece in a rich brown color. All the pieces were mounted as shown and the die-cut images were arranged as shown.
The sentiment in middle of the card front was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using a copper metallic embossing powder,
Everything was then mounted on an A2 top-folding vertical card base.
Have a happy Fall!
Supplies used in making this project:
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen: Thankful stamp set and Autumn Acorns stamp set; My Favorite Things: Linen Background stamp.
Dies: Essentials by Ellen: Thankful die set and Autumn Acorns dies; Avery Elle: Wonky Stitches die set (smaller stitched rectangle).
Inks: Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Rusty Hinge, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade; Versafine ink: Vintage Sepia; Versamark ink.
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Cream cardstock (center panel); Papertrey Ink cardstock: Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate; Neenah Solar White 110#.
Other: WOW embossing powder: Copper Metallic; Pretty Pink Posh: Metallic Bronze Sequins (4mm).