August 25, 2009

August Blog Hop



I'm so excited that autumn is right around the corner and am so looking forward to all the beautiful autumn colors. This month's blog hop challenge was to create a project to celebrate the upcoming season. I chose to use the new Fall Elegance stamp set.



The card base is ripe avocado, I added the bitty dots paper in ripe avocado at the bottom and distressed it with Chai tea dye to tone down the white dots. For the top I stamped the small leaves from the set in versamark. Martha Stewarts border punch was used on a strip of summer sunrise cardstock and I distressed that as well. On top of that is a piece of dark chocolate cardstock that I ran thru a crimper.



Here's a close up of the focal image. This is the first time I ever tried the masking technique. I think it turned out pretty good for my first try, what do you think? I used Palettes orangerie and raw sienna on the pumpkins stamped on rustic cream cardstock. The stems were stamped with ripe avocado and cognac. I added some scor lines around the edges and did some distressing. Two eyelets were added and some rustic twine was wrapped around the card and tied in a bow to finish it off.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has designed for this months blog hop. Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

  1. yes! this turned out so pretty! love how you popped up that middle pumpkin-great colors!

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  2. I really love how this turned out! No surprise that your first attempt at masking is perfect! :)

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  3. The pumpkins are great and the jute is such a neat element as well. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  4. This is lovely! So clever to die the polka dots to tone it down and to raise that middle pumpkin! You should definitely try masking again - you've done a fab job!
    Aimes
    x

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  5. Wonderful! The eylets are great, they give the card a more rustic feel!

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  6. Your card is wonderfull! I love the colors. Maybee I should have bought that stamp set!

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  7. Great job with the masking technique- it looks fabulous!

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  8. Fabulous card - just love it - I love the popped up pumpkin, the twine, the distressing - and the LAYOUT! Cool!

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  9. How lovely! A very festive autumn card!

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  10. stunning...like wow...stunning!

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  11. LOVE how you made this; LOVE that set -- NEED it!!!

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  12. I think those are nice color choices for the pumpkins, I'll have to remember those. I think the palette inks stamp so much better on acrylics than my SU. Neat layout, gorgeous color choices.

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  13. Wonderful detail even down to that little crimped strip - -nice!

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  14. Fabulous card! I like the dimension you gave to the pumpkins!

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  15. Beautiful! And great job masking! :)

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  16. Very pretty card! I think you did a fab job on the masking.

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  17. Very cute card! Love all the green polka dot paper!!!

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  18. Love the rustic feel of this card. Great job with the masking!

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  19. lovely card in great colors, love the 3D effect!

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  20. Lovely! Great colors and technique. I love the addition of the stamped leaves for background. All together beautiful!

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  21. Just LOVE how you used the flourishes with the pumpkins--great card!

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  22. I LOVE this card! The colors, layout, distressing.....everything is PERFECT!

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  23. Beautiful detail in this, love it!

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  24. The twine really adds some zing to it! Your masking is just perfect, too! It's actually a very 'pretty' card!

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