Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simple Autumn Blessings

Here are a couple more cards made with JustRite's Autumn Blessings set. While the designs are my usual simple style, the coloring on these babies took me a little while. The Indian corn image (which I love) was colored with markers with the exception of the bow, which was outlined with my Indian Corn marker and then filled in with a blending pen and ink from the same color ink pad. I also used my blending pen and Twilight ink to shade around the outside of both images. Additionally, what you can't see on either card is the fact that the images were cut out with an oval Nestabilities die and mounted to the oval "frames" with foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Indian Corn Blue cardstock; Black, Indian Corn Blue, and Twilight ink pads; Indian Corn Blue, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Sunflower, and Buttercup markers; JustRite Autumn Blessings Borders & Centers set; 2-1/4 by 3-1/16 inch JustRite Wood Stamper; Cuttlebug w/Argyle embossing folder and Nestabilities Classic Ovals set; Dove blending pen; 3M foam mounting tape.

The image on my second card was colored using Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The apples in real life are less pink than they look in the photograph. The scored lines around the perimeter of the Cocoa cardstock were accomplished with my borrowed Scor-Pal, which my friend seriously needs to reclaim, enabling me to quickly purchase one of my own. LOL.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock; Black, Cocoa, and Twilight ink pads; JustRite Autumn Blessings Borders & Centers set; 2-1/4 by 3-1/16 inch JustRite Wood Stamper; Gold mini brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Dove blending pen; Scor-Pal; CuttlebugNestabilities Classic Ovals set; 3M foam mounting tape. w/

Ah, 'tis Wednesday already! We're more than halfway to the weekend. And, tomorrow it's October already. I hope your week is going well! Later, friends ...

7 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such pretty cards!

Sharli said...

Wonderful cards - the apples are very nice - that card just looks so balanced! LOVE it! The corn is amazing! The detail in the colors on the cobs . . . so much work! Wonderful result!

Alanna said...

Great cards. I love both of them so. Your coloring looks fabulous on both of them. I love how you did the bow on the first one. As far as the scor pal, what a fun gadget to get to play with. From what I've heard that is. Maybe I'll put that on my Christmas list.

Deborah Young said...

What great coloring ;-) Kathi, we are all old in my family (well, except for my son...tee hee...) so we exchange names for Christmas. And I just decided last night that I would ask for a Scor-Pal! Great minds.....

Carolyn Christie said...

These are soooo pretty! Love the colors & coloring.

Jeanne said...

Both of these cards are just beautiful! Your coloring is fantastic. You do WAY better with markers than I ever could.

Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

as always you have such a gift for card making. Beautiful, elegant cards. Scor-pal huh. I would love one. Hey, my birthday is this month. Great idea. Then I can ask for more copics for Christmas. I will drop the hint to my upline, she is also my husband's boss. Oh, but then if I do tell her she will go out and get it for me. Bummer, can't do that. I told her I wanted to get a cricket and she bought me one for my birthday a couple of years ago. I will figure out a way. Thanks for the inspiration.