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:

Valerie-Jael said...

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

brenda said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

Mariaxx

chrissies said...

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

Love Chrissie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love this Shirley! Fabulous! Happy weekend!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

kaybee said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

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

Win Dinn said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Felicie said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Sandy Dehon said...

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

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

Pat said...

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

weim house said...

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.

Janny said...

Wow beautiful colors. Janny

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Shona said...

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!

Greta said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Shirley, just love it and lovely image used along with gorgeous colour combo.
aNNie xx
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LonettA said...

Wonderful and elegant card with beautiful colours!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

lovely, Shirley! xo