Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Felt with the Heart

Wahoooo! This is one of my favorite times of the year. I adore seeing how everyone interpertes the challenge. This month the challenge was to

Our challenge to you is to create a project inspired by any aspect of fall. How about texture like fabrics, burlap, courduroy or stitching. Then there is color with hues found in autumn leaves, fall berries and other late season delectables. Patterns or motifs such as leaves, pumpkins, wheat and more. Try to use these attributes in fun and interesting ways that may be a little out of your normal comfort zone. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

One of the things I love about Autumn is the colors, weather getting a little cooler and the wonderful sunsets. Although I can't capture all of that on a card, I did want to try and capture the colors. I love the rich vibrant hues that can be found.

Here is my card
I have the origional set of Out on a Limb, so my sentiments are a bit small, but it still beautiful. I am VERY tempeted to get the larger version LOL! I love the scene that was created.
I had some fun alcohol inks laying around my home for quite some time (a few years LOL) and I hadn't really played with them at all. I just saw a video from Jennifer on how to use them and I just had to give it a try. The colors and shimmer that it created was stunning. It really captured the colors of fall for me and I am so glad I finally played with them. I love the silouette that was created. It reminds me of a fall sunset right outside our home.
Can you see the shimmer produced from the copper fixative? I used pearl fixative on the grass section. This is so shimmery and beautiful. I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Out on a Limb first addition
Paper: True Black, SU Glossy paper, SU Dusty Durango
Ink: SU Staz on black
Accessories: SU Mat pack, SU paper piercer, dmc floss, Ranger Mushroom, oregano, curry, red pepper, carmel, latte alcohol inks, ranger felt pads, ranger applicator brush, copper mixative, alcohol mixative

51 comments:

travelingmama said...

This is amazing!! I SO need to try some techniques like this!

Aimes said...

This is beautiful, I love your work with the alcohol inks! I need to root mine out now...LOL!
Aimes
x

Stampin' Pam said...

FABULOUS Terri - love the technique you used - I ALMOST used out on a limb also - great job with the hop

ashjoy said...

Just beautiful!

Marge said...

Great job; stunning result!!!

Laurel said...

Love your background. Would love to know where you saw the original tutorial.. I am always on the look out for good techniques and this looks like something I would thoroughly enjoy! This is very pretty and I love your layout of the floss as well. TFS.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous! Love that background!

Rebecca said...

What a gorgeous scene you've created. I love the silhouette of the branches against the gorgeous sunset background.

Cammie said...

This is the most stunning card!

Scrapping Julie said...

neat-o

Amy said...

Your card makes me want to give alcohol inks a try! Beautiful work!

Sue Pardue said...

Your card turned out beautifully! I love the look of the alcohol inks.

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Linda said...

Lovely card. Beautiful execution of a great technique. Love that sentiment!

Melissa said...

Very pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Terri! I like your use of different techniques! :) TFS

ChristineCreations said...

What a beautiful textured look you've created! Such a pretty card!

Lori said...

So pretty!!

Janelle said...

Beautiful colors. Love the way the limbs are silhouetted in the "sunset".

Catherine said...

Oh, it does look just like a fall sunset...beautiful job!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Gorgeous technique, love the shimmer!

Regan said...

totally stunning!

Kristina said...

Wow, this looks incredible! You rocked that technique! Fall sunsets and the crisp air are two of my favorite things... Therefore, I love your card! ;)

L:acey said...

Very cute! What a great idea!
~lacey
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Belinda said...

What a neat technique! Such a cool effect!

Chris said...

gorgeous! love the alcohol inks!

Liz said...

so cool!

peggysue said...

Yes! Exactly like a sunset with the branches in silhouette, oh I bet it shimmers marvelously!

Michelle said...

I have NO idea how you made that...alcohol inks..what? Clueless here. Sounds really hard and really time consuming but you have got one fantastic end product. This really really different and I love it - - and so will the recipient.

Steph said...

Stunning card Terri!!!!

Sandy said...

Wow, I am impressed! I have the alcohol inks, too, and they are sitting around not getting used. I need to try this! The colors are so beautiful.

Amy said...

So very pretty!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Very pretty, lovely colors!

Traci M said...

Alcohol inks are so cool, I tend to forget about mine too! Your sunset colors and sihouette are captured beautifully!!

Amanda Sewell said...

How fun! I haven't played with my alcohol inks in forever! I should dig them out! Great card!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather P. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Wowzers, gorgeous!

PurpleD said...

The background looks amazing!

Antje said...

I love the shimmer of your card, really wonderful!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous alcohol background -- beautiful shimmer! Love the tree limb silhouette!

BethieJ said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Great job!

kimosabescraps said...

so very pretty.. I love the sheen!

Terri said...

Nice job. I love working with alcohol inks too.

Cheryl said...

Oh, this is just beautiful! What a great technique to use with this stamp set.

Brit Swiderski said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous. I LOVE the inking techniques you used. Wonderful job!

Natasha said...

Wow! Your background is gorgeous!!!

Mara... said...

Amazing!!!! This is seriously fantastic, I love the background!

IamDerby said...

Really really pretty! Love those black leaves.

Maria L. said...

Wow - your background came out wonderful. So pretty!

Lisa H. said...

THIS is fabulous. love how you used this set, the silhouette is pretty with those background colors.

Taheerah said...

Great shimmery Autumn colours here, and I'm a big fan of silhouettes!