August 24, 2012

Grateful For You

Soon summer will be giving way to crisp breezes, autumn leaves and brightly colored pumpkins!

These cheerful Pumpkins from Penny Black (illustrated by Mo Manning) were stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder on a Labels Fifteen die cut from white cardstock.  

After coloring the pumpkins, the sky and ground were added in using sponge daubers and Summer Sky and Olive Grove Memento inks.  A square of Summer Sun cardstock was attached for a quick mat before elevating the piece onto a Grand Canyon card base stamped with Paisley Outline in Espresso Truffle Memento ink.

Tip/Hint:  Aligning elements in a linear fashion can be helpful in balancing a design.  In this sample, the linear focus runs from the top left to the bottom right.  The brad fills the open space above the sentiment while drawing the eye diagonally down toward the smallest pumpkin and then onto the knot in the ribbon.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Grand Canyon 03-002, Summer Sun 17-003
Copic Markers
Dimensional Foam
Spellbinders: Labels Fifteen (S4-291)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Summer Sky Memento, Espresso Truffle Memento, Olive Grove Memento, Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder