Saturday, November 29, 2014

Autumn Edges in Cool Colours

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.    Time is flying as here we are at the end of November already.

I have a non Christmas design to show today using Chocolate Baroque's new fabulous Autumn Edges stamp set.  As we are getting to the end of Fall Season and the hot colours have left, I've used cool colours for this card. 


The center background was created with Dylusion Spray inks -  I spritz water after spraying the inks, added a little sea salt and let it dry (which creates the watermarks if you are not familiar with this easy technique). 

I shook the salt off and then stamped the Owl from November Fairy and part of the leaf edge to the top and bottom with Cobalt Archival ink.    Using a little bleach and brush (do not use synthetic brushes with bleach) I removed the colour inside the leaves and around the owl.  This technique gives a bit of a batik look.  I added a little colour back onto the leaves using Distress Inks on my craft mat with a brush and water.

The light blue background is coloured cardstock.  I stamped part of the tree and solid leaf edge with Cobalt Archival ink.  The leaf die cuts are by Impression Obsession, I embossed them on the back with a stylus after blending Distress Inks over top. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirleyx

26 comments:

  1. Love this, the colours and design are really perfect! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. As a bit of a treeaholic I love this creation Shirley, the fresh colours also give a nice reminder of Spring which is very welcome during these cold damp days.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  3. Lovely to see your beautiful blues and greens come back Shirley, the background to this piece is just so beautiful again! Love this card!
    Have a great weekend! x

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  4. Great , beautiful card Shirley , I love the colours very much!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!

    Mariaxx

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  5. A really beautiful coloured panel Shirley that stands out so well against the background

    Love Chrissie x

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  6. Wow, this is gorgeous Shirley. I love the colours and the edge stamps. The IO dies go perfectly with the theme of the card too. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Sue xx

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  7. Love this Shirley! Fabulous! Happy weekend!

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  8. Wonderful autumn creation, love all what you combined.
    Hope you are well and wish you a great weekend,
    warm embrace Anja

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  9. My favourite one of all your colour combinations, and I love the composition of this card. Roll on Spring I say! :D

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  10. Love your card, the background is beautiful. Hope Archie is well and keeping warm. :)

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  11. These leaves speak of coming winter - what a gorgeous card!

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  12. That owlstamp is great and I love the colours you used! Beautiful to see this stamp on something else than brown-colours... Hope you have a fun weekend planned, Gerrina

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  13. Wow what a beautiful card Shirley,absolutely wonderful.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  14. A fab dylusions background. Love the sea salt & will be trying this technique. Also loving the way you've bleached out & then recolored those lovely leaves. Totally beautiful card..love the soft blues & greens. Very restful to the eye. TFS & Hugs

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  15. Okay Miss Shirley, I tried to leave you a comment but I must have lost it. My wish for the New Year is to learn how to use this dang computer!
    Your card is so very pretty with wonderful colors. You ALWAYS use the prettiest color combinations!
    Sandy xx

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  16. So playful and colourful Shirley...gives a happy feel...thanks!
    Hugs, Alie :-)

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  17. The colours are beautiful on this card Shirley, and I love the use of the tree and the leaves borders on the background and also the way you have bleached the colour out of the owl and leaves on the topper so that you could just add a little of the colour back in to make them stand out. Great leaves and ribbon accessories too. x

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  18. Love your card design! You always make the colors work so well together! Love your "bleach" and "salt" technique too! Awesome! Thanks for the ideas and for sharing! Have a great weekend.

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  19. Lovely cool winter colors for that awesome owl, Shirley! I love the design with the ribbon and the large leaf punctuation!! Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Love the colours and how you used all the great techniques to make this really artistic card. I also love the die cut leaves that add another layer of interest to an already interesting card!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  21. Never thought to use cool colors with leaves, but now I will! This is stunning, Shirley!

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  22. Beautiful card Shirley, just love it and lovely image used along with gorgeous colour combo.
    aNNie xx
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  23. Wonderful and elegant card with beautiful colours!

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  24. A beautiful scene Shirley. Love the salt technique on those glorious colours - a perfect background for the leaves. Stunning,as always!
    Sylvia xx

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