Fall is in the air in Indiana...well until this week which is to be in the 90's every day. We attended a wonderful Concert by the Christian Group Legacy over the weekend and the entire place was decorated in fall colors. It put me in the mood to make a card using these colors. But, I am not getting out my fall decorations until after Labor Day. How about you?
I made my flowers using crepe paper. How fun is that! I started with white crepe paper and used my Pan Pastels and Distressed Inks to color them. The paper underneath is made using water color paper. First I stamped my distressed ink pads on my craft mat, spritzed with water and them moved the paper through it getting different colors and drips. I dried it with my heat gun and them I applied Liquidtex paste over top and took crepe paper and pushed around giving it lots of texture. The color came through very nicely, just like I wanted it to do. I love the NEW die by Marianne on your right. The frayed edges gives such a nice distressed look. I just popped it up in the middle so the edges curled up and I loved that look.. I also popped up the layer underneath just in the middle so that the edges would kinda curl up. I also used the distressed ink pads that I spritzed with water on it, again using water color paper.
I got several of my ideas from Mihaela.
Products I used on this card.
CR1254 - Parchment & Label (Frayed Edge) by Marianne
LR0117 - Flourish - Marianne
B117 - Flourish - Cheery Lynn
B226 - Wreath Strip - Cheery Lynn
CR1204 - Lacey Oval & Flower - Marianne
LR0133 - Open Flower - Marianne
S5050 - Rose Creations - Spellbinders
Distressed Inks - Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Forest Moss
Swirls - LR0117 - by Marianne