Thursday, 27 September 2012

MFP September Stamp Release and Blog Hop Day #3 Autumn Splendor

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September Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure - Featured September 25
Going Batty - Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor - Featured September 27 (That's today!)
Tweet That - Featured September 28

Please hop along with us!  You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets!  Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! Scroll to the bottom for the DT list. (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day!  The names are drawn randomly!)  All four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012  on the Mark's Finest Papers blog.  You can go back and comment if you missed a day.  (HINT:  The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST (12AM ATL) on Friday September 28, 2012.

For day 3 of the hop we have this lovely set called Autumn Splendor.  So pretty!  Here is what I came up with:

I started with the owl image.  Isn't he cute?  I decided to water colour the image using my Stampin' Up! markers.  I love water colouring!  I find it so much easier to blend than with alcohol markers.  Once the image was coloured and dry, I masked it and sprayed the background with various shades.  I like the darker background as it makes the image pop.  I inked the edges with brown and green for a bit more depth.

I chose a card base, and some coordinating papers from October Afternoon.   I cut down the sheets I wanted, rounded the corners, and inked everything in green.  I adhered the patterns together and added some ribbon.  Once adhered to the card base I added a bow and foam taped the image over the ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment on a small scrap of white with banner cut ends, inked the edges, and adhered it with a glue dot underneath the raised image.  The final embellishment consists of some layered Mark's Finest Papers paper flowers with my last gemstone brad.  I need to get more of those!  I foam taped the resulting flower in place.

For the center I stamped a sentiment on white, inked the edges and matted with more patterns. A couple of banner cut strips finished it off!

Autumn is my favourite season, so this is a great set to have in my collection.  So cute!  :)

That's it for me, why not visit the rest of the DT and see what awesome projects they've come up with?  They are a talented bunch and you won't regret taking the time to visit each one!  While your at it why not visit Mark's Finest Papers store and have a look at what they offer.  They have such a great selection of items, I'm sure you'll 'fall' in love with everything!  :)

I used the following products to make my card:

Card Stock:  Stampin' Up!  Garden Green, Neenah Solar White, October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 pad.

Stamps:  Marks Finest Papers Autumn Splendor

Inks:  Stampin' Up!  Garden Green, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan.

Mists:  October Afternoon Woodland Park Grove, Lagoon.  Mister Huey Pinstripe, Manilla.

Embellishments:  Marks Finest Papers paper flowers, May Arts seam binding, gemstone brad from stash.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, glue dots, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, Ranger blending tool

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Stamp Friends - New Stamps
  2. Deep Ocean - Use more than 2 colours.
  3. Everybody Art - Autumn
  4. Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
  5. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Stampsnob said...

The owls eyes say it all and I love your flower........Lis

Vicky Gould said...

That is one gorgeous card, Cathy!!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh how I love the greens and blues. Fabulous card! I like the papers and the ribbon is so perfect. TFS AJ-

Benzi said...

I love watercoloring, too. But, I also love my Copics. Either is a super way to go. Your card is beautifully done. This is my favorite set this month.

Pam said...

You are creative and do beautiful work. Love this card. Great job.

Pat Garvin said...

Beautiful job.

Cindy H. said...

Nice layering!

stamping sue said...

It took me three times to get here but it is well worth it! Beautiful card! love all the details, the colors, embellishments and the coloring of the image.
stamping sue

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Absolutely stunning both inside and out. I love your pretty flower too.

Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is really beautiful and elegant! I love the image against the darker mat - it really pops!

Janine said...

Love the details, the colours and the fact that your card inside gets such good treatment!

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--this is a beautiful card both inside and out!!! Your coloring is amazing! TFS

Golda said...

That is beautiful! I love the greens you used and that flower and bow is lovely. Fantastic work!

Sue D said...

Lovely--great coloring and papers.

Jo4Him said...

Great card; love the details. TFS

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous card Cathy! I really love how you colored the image and the great patterned papers you chose to back it up with!

MariLynn said...

I especially love the darker background behind your owl. I love watercoloring too!!!

loulou said...

What a stunning card. I love the colouring of your owl and how you've inked all the paper edges. cheers Linda

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Stamp Friends

cheiron said...

Gorgeous fall card! Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!