Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stampendous Challenge Week 23- STMC23

*whew* We survived the first week back to school!!! Actually its not over yet because we still have our first soccer game of the season this morning. Of course did my son check his cleats over the summer to make sure they still! So 8 pm last night we're fighting the crowds trying to find cleats in his size, LOL! He's fitting in mens size shoes now! How in the world did that happen? sniff sniff

OK, I'll stop babbling and get onto the challenge! Its my turn to come up with this weeks Stampendous Challenge. Since its really beginning to feel like fall here I went with a color challenge inspired by FALL! 

Wish we had some of those pretty fall colors though. Its been so dry here that everything is just burning up and turning brown.  Here is my fall inspired card...

supplies used:

Stampendous stamp:CRM254 Cling Thankful Leaves

To create the strip of color behind the bow, I used the painting with embossing technique. I cut a piece of yellow cardstock down and inked it up really well with Versamark. Next starting at the bottom and working my way up I spooned on rows of embossing powder. Be sure to tap off the extra before moving onto the next color. I turned my paper some as so instead of straight horizontal lines I achieved hills of color. There is no right or wrong with this technique. Give it a try its really FUN! 

Want to play along! All the details can be found at the Stampendous Blog. Be sure to link up your card at the Stampendous Blog  to be in the running for a prize! 


Tiffany said...

Beautiful autumn colors and I love that shabby fabric look on the ribbon!

Pam Hornschu said...

Great sketch, Wendy! I love the way you colored the leaves with the Copics and the little strip of PWP technique is the perfect accent.

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome card! Love the fabric ribbon and the words on the leaves!

Lynne Phelps said...

That embossed strip is GREAT, thanks for the how-to! Love how it matches your pretty leaves!

joybear said...

Love the colors, beautiful card!