Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Harvest


Here is a card I made for two challenges at Splitcoast.  The CAS challenge was a theme, "Harvest" and the TLC challenge was to use the acrylic block technique.  When I hear harvest time I think of all the warm, rich colours of Autumn.  So here is what I did.  I took my acrylic block, the one that you put your unmounted stamps onto for stamping and inked it up with Distress inks.  I sprayed with water then stamped onto my card base twice.  Since Distress inks are water soluble, the colours blend together so nicely.  When it was dry, I stamped my Hillflowers from Penny Black and the sentiment from Paper Smooches.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps: Penny Black, hillflowers, Paper Smooches/ Distress ink/ Memento bl/ pop dots/ mix and match papers

8 comments:

  1. Lovely rich harvesty colours - a perfect card for both the challenges!

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  2. This card is gorgeous! I haven't heard of this technique before and now I have to try it. I really love the highly saturated colors onthe background and the sillhouette stamp n

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  3. Beautiful card, Karen. I like how you left white space between the blocks, and that wide strip at the right, it emphasises the intensity of the colours (and the black).

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  4. Gorgeous Karen! Your cards are amazing!

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  5. Love this technique! I must try it.

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  6. This is so beautiful, Karen! I've got to go try it!

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  7. Gorgeous, Karen. The rich golden tones are so warm and friendly.

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  8. Love this! The autumn colors are so pretty. Great card.

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