Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #55: Live in the Sunshine (Traieste in razele soarelui)

Hi everyone. Time for Cuttlebug Be Inspired #55.

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This week we are having a new sponsor: My Favorite Things. So your challenge is to make a card/project featuring YOUR favorite things. Check the Cuttlebug Challege Blog for details.

One of my favorite things is the sun. I can get really sad when the sun is not out there.

This card is a representation of the way the autumn sun plays in the colourful leaves and makes them shine.

I'm pretty sure you know how to make this card so I will just share a few things.

The craft paper is actually recicled from some old files that my husband wanted to throw away and I kept them for "you never know when I need them".

The leaves are stamped on vellum, some are embossed with gold embossing powder and then colored with acrylic paint in a mix of autumn colors. Use water resistant inks or emboss. You could also hand draw or print your leaves.

The stamping. I made a mask and masked the lower part of the stamp so it seems the lady is walking in the park. I drew the hat freehand. Tip: if you are not secure on your drawing, stamp your image on scrap paper several times and draw hats on them. Cut out the image you are happy with and use it as template to draw the hat when you make the actual card.

Products used: Paper: Core'dinations Black Magic, recicled cardstock file; Ink: Black Staz-on, Black pigment from StudioG; Tools: Score'it, Cuttlebug with *Harlequin* folder; Stamp: MFT


Beth said...

Meda this is really a fabulous card love the black and white with that little hint of color with the leaves and how clever to add a hat on our mystery lady.

Tatanky said...

Great card ! I love the stamp image with the doggie and those autum leaves are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meda Your card is `beautiful` I love those leaves gorgreous TFS
Have a fab week:)xxx

Shantaie said...

Wow! I love the image stamed in black and left white, so interesting to look at with the pop of fall colors.really wonderful!

June Houck said...

Meda, those leaves are gorgeous! Autumn is my favorite season by far because of the leaf colors; just like the ones on YOUR card.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is SO very very lovely. The leaves are an ingenious idea. That single leaf falling just takes my breath away! And the colour against the light cardstock. Heavenly!