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!
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