Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Autumn Colors!

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to announce that The Male Room asked me to be their guest designer for this week! What joy to be a part of this first-rate challenge blog. I was also thrilled to discover I was asked to develop a card using the word:


So I am going to ask, are y'all ready for fall? For me, that would be a resounding 'YES'. The air is crisper, American football is now in full swing (Go Bills!), leaves will soon be ready to rake only to be debunked by our children jumping in them! The explosion of color and texture makes Autumn one of the most beautiful seasons. The ingredient list for a card has the potential to be full of color, texture, and shine! So here is my interpretation of the best season on planet Earth:

The material I used for the leaves was autumn blaze foil flakes by IndigoBlu.
(click here for more product info), a glue pad, leaf stamp, and stippling brush.

What I really like about these flakes is how they interact in different light. You will see in the images above the same card in light and without light.. So pretty either way.

There were lots of elements on this card to project the texture of Fall. First, the twine was used to add a bit of texture and divide the space between the colors. The panel with the leaves was made (hopefully) to look like leather or to look visually heavier then paper by using an ombre effect and droplets of water for an aged appearance. The gold leaf by the sentiment was used as an experiment to see what would happen when using foil on a wood embellishment. When finished, I thought it would be a perfect addition to this card!

Linking up to the following challenges:
Less is More: Week 243- Something Shiny
PINspirational: Challenge #150- photo inspiration
Cards in Envy: Colors of Fall

"Less is More"Cards in Envy

  Well that is all for me!! I want to thank The Male Room again for this amazing opportunity to be their guest designer this week.. And also I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to join me at TheGrandStampede. If you are new to my blog, please consider following me and get all my new postings. And if you are so inclined leave a comment and let me know how I am doing! Take care everyone and see you soon.

All the best,


Deborah Frings said...

Hi Shawna - so glad you're our GD this week. I absolutely love your card. The use of foil on the falling leaves is brilliant and the colours really do glow! I like the texture of the string and the gorgeous shading behind the leaves. You rocked it! Thanks xxxx

BTW - I rather like autumn too! The leaves here in Northville are just starting to turn and it's looking fab!

Jane said...

Oh those foiled leaves are just so stunning, I can imagine how they catch the light in real life. So pleased to welcome you as Guest Designer at The Male Room.

Rocky said...

Wow! Those leaves are gorgeous! I love the foils too and they reflect the autumn colours so well. Great card and so glad you could join us at TMR as our Guest Designer.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully done and a great take on our shiny challenge.
thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Kathyk said...

Just gorgeous, lovely autumnal palette


Monika Reeck said...

Congrats on being GDT yaay for you sweety annddd....that foil.leaves really made a great card dear and so manly...I must join this time. .are you ok dear cause so less to see you on my post..I apologized to visit less this time...busy with my children hehe....see you on my post for HOC today....hope you visit me at first...thrilled if you do :) big hugs..Monika

BożenA said...

Great card, a true golden autumn.

Chrissie said...

Just love that gilding, it looks amazing on that deep card stock!
Beautiful card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful card and sentiment! It is a wonderful time of the year! Thanks you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Sherry Hickey said...

Your card is beautifully designed and the gold leaf touches really are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creating at Cards In Envy's Colors of Fall challenge!

Anne said...

Wat a stunning shiny autumnal card, love your leaves!
Thank you for joining us this week
"Less is More"

Sybrina K said...

Gorgeous... simply stunning! I'm in love with those leaves framing the right edge of your card. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

Neets B said...

Congrats on your GD role and what a gorgeous card. I love the flakes with the earthy colours, so rich and classy.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Louise van Vuren said...

Thank you for joining in as our guest on the DT this week and wow, you rocked the challenge with this fabulously foiled fall card! It's perfect for a guy, the colours are amazing. I love Autumn too, misty mornings, watery sunshine and crisp nights and all those gorgeous colours! Thanks again
Louise xx

Deanne Saunders said...
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Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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