Celebrate.....it seems the perfect sentiment to go with Chinese lanterns, doesn't it? And what's to celebrate? Why, glorious Autumn, of course, in all it's magnificent splendor!
For my card today I used:
Stamps - Impression-Obsession chinese lanterns E13185 and Autumn Squares CL138
Dies - Impression-Obsession DIE152-N
Inks - Tim Holtz distress inks
Colored pencils - Faber Castell Polychromos
I inked the chinese lanterns with ancient page distress ink for no-line watercoloring, masked the first stamping, then stamped a portion of it again over the original stamping. Then I watercolored the lanterns and stem. Distress inks blend well together, so the original stamping of the image faded right into the darker oranges I used for the watercoloring, creating a no-line effect. When dry, I added some darker shading and highlights with colored pencils.
I brushed some ink along the outside of the card with my Clarity brushes, and added some ink spatters. The celebrate die was one that I had in my stash, which I had die cut when I was at a friend's house, so I'm sorry, I don't know whose die it is. I stamped 'Autumn,' then adhered the die above it.
Finally, I adhered the IO die (I cut out a portion of it from the die cut) along the left edge of an A-2 card, and attached my watercolored panel under it (I cut around the first lantern a little to slip the trellis under it on the left side).
Some pearls finish off my card.
Impression-Obsession - Use a die
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Add a border
Thanks so much for stopping by today. It was a nippy, but sunny fall day here today, and I took advantage of it. Hubby and I walked the river trail to the boardwalk, then walked that, and back home. It was a long hike, but so worth it. Then we went to the public market and got lots of fresh fruits and veges. Then home to cook, and make a couple of cards.
I hope you had an enjoyable day, and found some time to do the things you love!