Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Apples for Autumn


Woo Hoo for day 2 of the There She Goes sneak peeks and blog hop! If you have arrived here from Julie's blog then you are in the right place, if not then please start at the TSG Blog.

Did you enjoy a little Cattitude yesterday? Well today I'm back with one of Chris Dark's newest sets called Autumn Mosaic. This wonderful fall themed stamp set includes many different images and is a 4x8 stamp set that includes a total of 21 stamps that will sell for $18. Isn't that a steal? I think so!

Would you like a chance to win the Autumn Mosaic stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Autumn Mosaic Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Autumn Mosaic stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (Sept. 25th) during the Release Party Chat in the TSG Forums :)



Here I used the apples from the set and put to used my Derwent Inktese pencils and a water brush to good use. For this months release we were asked to use digital images in case our stamps didn't reach us in time for the release so I set my Tombow Markers aside for now and was playing with a whole other medium. I'm kinda lousy at digital's but I was able to make it workable with the pencils because I was trying to to blend/erase out my printer lines. With the pencils I'm able to add the colour and blend it together before I add the water so it's a little easier to work with images from my printer this way.

For those of you who are new to water colouring with digital images, through trial and error I have realized these things: use very little water on your brush, heat set the image when it comes out of the printer, don't blend and re-blend your images a million times and stay away from the lines as much as possible. ;)

I sponged some light brown inks on all the layers of papers and embossed them to add to the rustic feel of fall. I added some linen thread to my buttons and kept the card relatively simple and kind of country-ish with the same thread colour used all over. I have no idea why, but this look reminds me of burlap - maybe I haven't had enough coffee for the day yet to see things clearly? I don't know ;)
 
In keeping with the theme of this card and to celebrate the beginning of Fall, There She Goes is having a Changing Of The Seasons sale! From today (September 22) through Wednesday (September 29th) five select stamp sets are 15% off their regular price!
 
This season’s sale sets are:
 
Home Sweet Home $20.40 (reg. $24)
Spooktacular Silhouettes $20.40 (reg. $24)
HSH Halloween Additions $15.30 (reg. $18)
HSH Holiday Additions $20.40 (reg. $24)
Holiday Tags $20.40 (reg. $24)
 
Thanks for coming by today and now you are off to the fabulous Natalie Dever's blog!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: There She Goes - Autumn Mosaic
Paper: Gina K, Water Colour, Chocolate, Upsy Daisy DP, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Caramel
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinder Dies, Derwent Inktense Pencils, Water Brush, Buttons, Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Corner Chomper

39 comments:

Angela (jellybean74) said...

One word - GORGEOUS!!!! Okay.. another word - AMAZING!!!

Romaine said...

The colouring and inking is beautiful!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Absolutely gorgeous like usual Kim!!!

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

*THUD* My jaw dropped right down to the core of the planet!!! I've got no words, except from I NEED this one in my SCS favourites!!!!

Heather said...

So Gorgeous!

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so elegant!!! Lovely work!!

Saskia :)

Shazza said...

this is beautiful, am loving this set x

torico said...

OMG... How beautiful! I love everything on this card.

Pauline said...

Kim this is Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing!!

Sheila D said...

Wow, great layout and amazing coloring. Absolutely gorgeous!

Heide said...

Stunning, I love your coloring and BG paper.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my GOSH Kim - how do you keep taking my breath away over and over AGAIN?!! Man I hope I win WIR next week, LOL! Of course, your coloring of the apples is FAB! And the look of your whole card is stunning! I so wish I could have signed up for your Tombow online class in time, but I can't do much of anything until all of my assignments for my math class are done.
~Meredith

Lillian Child said...

Those papers and your coloring - absolutely gorgeous!

Tanya said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love everything, papers, your coloring, the sponging. Everything is perfect, wow!

BonnieRose said...

your coloring is amazing!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the layout, papers and your coloring is wonderful.

corinna said...

Oh my goodness!! Gorgeous and I am loving the texture you tutorial brings to the beauty of the card!

KimCreate said...

Your card is beautiful. Your coloring is very nice, love the embossing.
Kim

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is just gorgeous Kim! Love the country feel to it!

Chris said...

A stunning card Kim and your water colour pencil colouring is fabulous! Love your design and the country feel of your papers, so perfect. :)

Brenda Lee said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on coloring those apples. I love the richness of your card. Thanks for sharing

Becky Sorensen said...

Very pretty.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

Katie Skiff said...

This is amazing!! Great job Kim

Shaunna Lasley said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love apples and this would be perfect hanging on my wall in the kitchen! It's artwork!!! I love it!!!

karen said...

Oh my GOSH! This is absolutely beautiful!

Melissa Craig said...

WONDERFUL! Oh my goodness this is stunning!

Ida said...

So pretty. The background reminds me of a rich woven tapestry.

Cathy said...

great card, love all the textures. And the colors are awesome.

Mary said...

Kim....great card. I took this class last year and it was WONDERFUL! I'd recommend the class to everyone....wait....I already have!

Anonymous said...

Jaw dropping gorgeousness....Stunning... I wish I was a thesaurus right now, as I have no words to express how beautiful this card is...
Diane
diane7@rogers.com

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Sigh...can I be you for just ONE day? This is AMAZING!!!

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous! Love the papers you chose.

Maggie said...

If I had 100 cards to choose from, I'd always pick one of yours. And I could pick one of yours out of a million others, because you have a style that is so unique and beautiful. I aspire to be as creative and talented as you! Thanks for sharing your gift. *wink*

littlen said...

very nice card. tfs.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful, love the apples!

g said...

your coloring is just jaw dropping awesome! this is another stunning creation!

Jessie/knightrone said...

WOW, KIM!!! This is STUNNING!!