Hello … bonjour! We have a lovely new challenge starting today at Time Out … based around an autumnal Home Sweet Home inspiration photo (it’s a little further down) … here’s my CAS take on it …
A one layer QACAS (quick and clean and simple in Darnellese) card … using one of the leaf images from STAMPlorations’ new Trendy Leaves 2 set (courtesy of team mate and owner of STAMPlorations, Shery … thanks so much, Shery!). I wanted to create a sense of depth on the leaves, so did some colour layering (yay MISTI!). Each leaf was stamped three times and on each pass, I dabbed off ink from the centre of the image before stamping, so that the outer edges turned out more strongly coloured. My photo doesn’t pick it up as well as it looks IRL … the effect appears more obvious above on the final leaf, although looking at it in front of me, all the leaf edges are bold! I did a little surgery on the sentiment (also STAMPlorations) so that it was in one straight line, which allowed me ‘ground’ the leaves.
What does your creative eye see in our picture … neutral stonework, glowing autumn colours, trees, grass, leaves, the arched window … or something else? Whatever it is, why not let your fingers get to work and play along with us … we’d love to see you in the gallery! We’re sponsored this time round by STAMPlorations … the winner (chosen by the DT) will receive a $10 GC, plus there will be two random draws … one for the Holiday Expressions: Thankful stamp set and one for the Trendy Leaves 2 set. All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with a ton of inspiration from our wonderful DT and from our lovely and super talented returning Guest Designer, Claire from Life On The Scrapheap (you really need to visit … there’s so much deliciousness to meander through!).
I’m playing along with …
SSS Monday – At The Movies … Autumn Leaves (an oldie from 1956 with Joan Crawford)
SSS Wednesday – Clean and Simple
STAMPlorations – Anything CAS Goes … without the optional pink
The Paper Players – Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz … my closest colours
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂