Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thinking Fall

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

These first two weeks of school have just about done me in, but I must admit, since we are back in school and headed into September, I am looking forward to all things fall.
We have a gorgeous botanical garden here in St. Louis and fall is one of my favorite times to visit.  The cone flowers are one of my faves as they seem to be one of the last flowers to bloom into late fall.  This Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image reminds me of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and their cone flowers~

I found a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire for faux water color and decided to give it a try.
 I started by heat embossing this image from Flower Blocks 3 with white embossing powder on mixed media paper.  I made 3 separate images. On one image I used a Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad and sponged some ink onto the sky.  Then I spritzed it with water so the color would move around.
Next, I rubbed a Scattered Straw Distress Ink Pad directly onto a second image, followed by a bit of Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  Again, this was spritzed generously with water followed by pearlized spray to give it a wonderful pearl sheen.  
The third image was colored the same way the second one was.  All were allowed to dry.  Once dry, One of the yellow/orange flowers was fussy cut out.  This image was then adhered to  the sky panel colored in blue.  The second orange/yellow image was fussy cut out, not including the cone of the flower.  Some petals were eliminated as well.  Once layered on top of the main panel with dimensionals, you get great depth with the two fussy cut layers of petals.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful and blessed Labor Day Weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Flower Block 3
Paper- SU Early Espresso, PTI Rustic Cream, dp Studio Calico
Ink- Versamark, Tim Holtz Disress ink in Tumbled Glass, Ripe Persimmon
Other- white ep, Dimensionals, ancient SU wide ribbon, SU button and paper doily, SU Chocolate Chip marker, Hemptique cord, Tim Holtz embossing folder


  1. This looks fabulous, Lee Ann! That flower is gorgeous and the blue background really lets it shine.

  2. Gorgeous card Lee Ann. That vellum flower is just amazing.


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