Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Harvest Time Colored With Copics and Prismacolors

The trees here in southwest Missouri are taking on some pretty colors, showing the promise of a beautiful autumn. With the nights getting quite chilly I am beginning to smell the warm aromas from fireplaces. What a great time of year!

The Fall 2009 stamps from Whiff of Joy provide the perfect images to celebrate this colorful turning point of the year. For this card I chose Willow with a Basket of Corn and masked the image against the fence, one of their new accessory stamps. With red gingham paper from the Recollections collection of fall prints I cut the background with the Nestibilities large label, and cut the image a size smaller. The card base is Kraft card stock and the corner leaves are from scraps cut with Cuttlebug leaf dies. The gingham ribbon is some I have used before and was a perfect match for the paper. I love this ribbon and hope to find more before I run out it.

Copics used for Willow: Skin E00; Hair E49, E41; Dress R39; Blouse C01, C03.
For the fence I used so many Copics trying to get the effect I wanted that I lost track. I also added PrismaColors to sharpen the grain in the wood. The blades of tall grass are also sharpened with PrismaColors. I like the effect I am getting with the combination of the two mediums. It is subtle yet the PrismaColors add just the right finishing touch.

I hope you all are having a good week and that fall colors are decorating your lives, wherever you are. Lots of holidays coming up! Busy times, good times!

Thanks for stopping by!


In God We Trust


Lynette said...

Such a wonderful card with such beautiful coloring!

I'm sorry I missed your birthday - I was going to be sure and wish you a Happy Birthday on Monday and I missed it. Hope it was a great day for you.

I hear you might get to meet Vicki:)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, girl, seriously AWESOME coloring!!!

Heather said...

Wow!! Awesome coloring!!

Myrt said..., Willow is so gorgeous and your colouring makes her gorgeous. An absolutely beautiful card, Barb.