September is here...like it or not. We will be kissing summer weather goodbye, but I'm ready to embrace fall! With that said...it's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge and I had so much fun with these great earthy colors that Lynn has chosen! With a new month, we are welcoming a new guest designer and I'm thrilled to see Susan Roberts (aka rainy) from Rainy Day Creations as our new guest! Welcome Susan!
Gasp! I actually created a one layer card! That doesn't happen very often, but have to say, I was
CASE Study challenge where we were to be inspired by this creation. I stamped the diagonal "stripes" using SU's Gorgeous Grunge set - probably my fave set from their new catalog. I then die cut 3 leaves using Spellbinders' maple leaves dies. Here is where the fun really started! I have no clue what this little tool (pictured below) is called, but I use it to stipple color onto paper. I stippled Sage Shadow, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive inks onto the leaves and then used the same tool to add Old Olive ink to define the edges. I wanted a hint of script on the leaves, so used the retired French Script background stamp (SU) with Chocolate Chip ink.
Remember, you don't have to have the exact colors listed...just use something close. Be sure to use the keyword CTD258 when you post to a public gallery and you also want to link it up on the Color Throwdown blog.
For more inspiration, you'll want to check out the projects by the rest of the design team...along with our September guest designer below.
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits