Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn Days


From the PPA9 'inspiration photo challenge' emerged this Fall 'Thinking of You 'card.
I'll get right to it...
* The short vase was kreated from the honey pot in the 'Just Buzzin By' set. I used my Black SU Marker to isolate just the part of the pot I wanted, and stamped onto Watercolor paper, viola' my first vase.
* The second vase was kreated after popping out Large Oval Punch, snipping off the top to kreate a base and than tracing it onto my Watercolor paper. A bit more labor intensive, but I had nothing else that appeared vasish. Well worth the effort!
* Using my Aquapainter and Always Artichoke ink, I colored in both vases.


* From the Autumn Days set, I inked up the various branches with SU Markers and stamped them multiply times in their respective vases (re-coloring each time). Hint: I masked off each vase with scrap paper to avoid my stems appearing on the outside of the vase. Now that would not work :)
* Added some colorful foliage around each vase and snipped out one Ruby Red leaf for some dimension.
* Matted the focal image with Really Rust and sponged the edges with Soft Suede. I kept the rest of the Always Artichoke standard card base relatively simple. Just a strip of this gorgeous new 1-1/4" Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain ribbon and a Choc Chip corduroy button for an accent. And a little more Soft Suede sponging around the card base. Hint: Sponging adds great depth with little effort!
* 'Thinking of You' from Sincere Salutations was inked with VersaMark. Tip: VersaMark kreates a great tone on tone look.

Hope you are inspired to go kreate! Any questions, I am only a click away :)

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Supplies:
Stamps: Autumn Days (115452), Just Buzzin By(113228), Sincere Salutations (115068)
Paper: Watercolor (105019), Always Artichoke, Really Rust
Ink: VersaMark (102283) SU Markers: Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Accessories: 1-1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (115616), Choc Chip Corduroy Button(114339), Linen Thread (104199)

24 comments:

Tiffany said...

Stunning Kim! Your shading and coloring is perfect. What a work of art. Great job with the sketch!!!

Martha said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Really stunning!

Melissa said...

Great minds think alike. I used Autumn Days, too. But, um, mine looks horrible compared to yours!

I love your vases. I was just wishing I had a SU vase! Man, you are a sharp chick!

....Linda.... said...

Gorgeous - artistic - perfect interpretation! I couln't figure out how to do a vase so I skipped it - love yours!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning! Once again I am in awe of your artistry! The composition and the colors are absolutely perfect!

Banu said...

This is Stunning. WOW!! Very very nice.

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Kim, your card is sooo beautiful. I love how you created the vases! You did such a wonderful job with the Inspiration photo. I love visiting your blog!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Seriously perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo.

Love how you used the honey pot as a vase.

And that ribbon ... I mean, come on! It's gorgeous.

HeatherG said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Absolutely love it!

Mary Fish said...

Stunning rendition of the PPA Inspiration Photo. I love the vase, your water coloring and the striped pumpkin ribbon is perfection. Hugs, M

Denise said...

You created such a literal re-make of the photo - it is wonderful! I am totally awed by your creation of the vases - exquisite! Beautiful work, Kim!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Very kreative how you drew those vases. And I simply adore the "draped" ribbon held in place with the button. Genious!

Carrie said...

I am loving these vases. You captured the essence of the photo beautifully!

Mike said...

Kim - what an unusual and beautiful technique. I love the colors. Did you hand sketch the vases? Absolutely gorgeous!
Mike

Kim S. said...

After viewing the samples on the Pals blog for this weeks challenge...I think this card blows them out of the water! This is one of your best yet! If you don't win this weeks challenge, I'll be shocked!

LeAnne said...

Very creative use of the different stamp sets and great interpretation of the inspiration! Love it!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

Carole'Anne said...

oh Kim!
Your card is sooooooooooo charming!
Your water colouring is just spectacular!
Thank you so much for sharing your astonishing work

Liz Hughes said...

Beautiful card! I love how you repurposed stamps and punches to make your vases...very clever

Debbie said...

Nice meeting you today. I had fun being at the same table as you. This card is absolutely beautiful and I love the draping of the ribbon.
Debbie Jacobsen

Margaret Moody said...

What a beautiful card, Kim! Love your vases! The ribbon and the button accent add the perfect touch, too! Love it!

Debbie Modrowsky said...

Kim, great time at the meeting today. I am thrilled to get to know you better. Hey, we even found out that I work close to where you live. We could do lunch :) Love your blog and hope to see you again soon.

Krystal/skdeleeuw said...

Gorgeous card! Truly inspired.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Wow, your card is stunning. Your vases and coloring are superb!!! Hugs,