Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall Leaves That Shimmer!

It's getting to be that time when we dig out the hot apple cider and cozy up watching the leaves turn day by day. Well, even though the temperature here in Montana was close to 80 today, I thought I'd get in the spirit with the help of some fun stamps and a bit of Shimmerz!

I started by taking THIS stamp from Impression Obsession and stamping it on ivory cardstock with Momento Rich Brown ink. I knew that I wanted to try a really deep color, so I started by coloring my leaves first with watercolor pencils. When I was done, that's when I grabbed my Shimmerz and colored the leaves overtop with it. The result was a really deep color like I've never seen before! I used Royal Red, Rustic Red, Pumpkin, and Olive Green. When you look at my leaves straight on, you can't see the sparkle but turn it to the light... and BAM!

Here's a closeup....

To finish my card, I added a watercolor wash in places, antiqued the edges of my paper with some Antique Linen Distress Ink, some paper peircing and then my saying "To Everything There Is A Season" down the side of one of my mats with some Rich Brown Momento Ink. Add some ribbon, a button and you're done!

That's it for now! Hope your day Shimmerz!

~Julie

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4 comments:

Lori Barnett said...

That card is beautiful! I'm sure it's even more awesome in real life...but the pics are wonderful!!

Kisa Peters said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want to get out my fall sets and get stamping!

Linda Beeson said...

Your creation is just amazing! SOOOOO love the colors!

jogjacartoonvisit said...

so beautiful...