Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Fall to one and all!

Although today is Halloween, instead of creepy and spooky, I have chosen to celebrate the Magic of Autumn Colors for my last Magical and Mysterious post. This is very timely because today in the beautiful Pacific NW, it is rainy, dreary and all the remaining leaves are disappearing from the trees. Soon it will be winter and the magical colors of autumn will be gone for another year.
  So today, before all the leaves are gone, I'd like to wish a Happy Fall to One and All!

 The background was created using Dreamweaver's ColorSolutions Alcohol Ink. I love these inks because the colors are so vivid. And since these are artist grade inks, they stay wet a bit longer than traditional alcohol inks so you have more opportunity for blending. The technique I used was dropping colors (Paprika Red, Gold Star, Aspen Leaf, Pumpkin and Citron) onto my nonstick craft sheet and then swirling and swiping a piece of coated cardstock over the puddled inks.

I then overstenciled  the Leafless tree stencil (LX 7020) onto the sides with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Once that was heat set, I paste-embossed the Pumpkin stencil (LL 515) with Glossy Black paste and set it aside to dry. Once the paste had dried, I realigned the stencil and dabbed on Stewart Stamp-n-Stick glue, lightly heated it and then brushed on Metallic F/X (Kiwi, Ivy Garden, Forestry, Just Peachy, Amber Glow and Nouveau Orange and Eye of the Tiger).

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Although the card is very simple (and quite easy to do), I love the warmth of the colors. It definitely is going to be one of those cards that I hang above my work table to help keep me warm as we move through the coming cold winter months.

Today concludes our entire month of Magical and Mysterious, and your final opportunity to link your own creepy creations to the Dream It Up! blog for an opportunity to win the stencil of your choice!

Now please, check out the rest of the team's creations, as well as our wonderful guest designer, Alison Heikkila. AND thanks so much to Alison for joining us for Spooktober!


LynB said...

Lots of good techniques on this card it!

Louise said...

Beautiful fall colors Cherylynn! I love autumn too! Glad you are feeling better. Happy Halloween!

Alison said...

Really pretty! Fall is my favorite time of year, and this really captures it!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

oooohhhh YAAY! That background is gorgeous, love the added work with the alcohol inks.

Lea said...

Oh! I love the colors in your background! Very cool effect! Love the way you added the tree stencil in there, too!

rose s. said...

beautiful!! the colours turned out amazing and i really like the stenciled tree - almost an eerily ghost look to it. and those pumpkins - will have to get some metallic powders now :)