Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Autumn Sky

This is my card on the
Classy Cards 'n Such blog today
for our challenge Colors of Fall
and using the inspiration photo below.
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Happy Tuesday to you!
Diane with you today and I have to tell you
I am very excited about this card!
I love how it turned out!.

This was created for our current challenge we have this week,
which is Colors of Fall!
As soon as I saw the inspiration photo it just screamed
Ken Oliver Color Bursts at me!

There are several techniques to use Color Burst,
my favorite so far is how I did this card.

Using the smoother side of water color paper
I used an Empty Spritzer Bottle to saturate it with water.
Then using 3 colors of Color Burst,
(starting with the lightest to the darkest)
I puffed the colors on the water.
By puffing I mean, I shake the bottle (with lid on of course)
upside down, open, then just lightly squeeze (puff) onto the paper/water.

A little bit goes a long way, so be careful.
If you get spots of color, just spray with more water 
until you are satisfied with the colors,
you can always add more water, but not remove the color!

I heat set my colors so I could continue on with my card,
but you can set it aside and just let it air dry if you prefer.

I cut a few Impression Obsession Birch Trees,
which I then rubbed a bit of grey ink on.

I cut a fox from Memory Box Fine Foxes,
colored him, then adhered him to the card.

Last I used a piece of Heavyweight Vellum,
ran the Anti Static Bag across it, 
used VersaMark ink on Impression Obsession Autumn Leaves stamp set, 
then sprinkled Apricot embossing on, heat set and I had a pretty fall card!

I wanted to mention that the color bursts can be bought single or
in a set, whichever you prefer.
I purchased my first 2 colors just so I could try them out.
It wasn't long before I bought both the EarthTone set and
completed my Brights set.
In fact I love this stuff so well, I am now friends with Ken Oliver on Facebook..LOL!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

entering the following challenges:
Scrap & Craft .... Colors of Autumn
Mod Squad .... Get Your Fall On
Sparkle N Sprinkle .... Glitter/EB Powder
Time Out .... Inspired By Words (Autumn)
Cupcake Inspirations .... Forest Friends

Craftin Desert Diva's .... Photo Inspiration


Mulberry Mindy said...

Great card, Diane! I am in love with Ken, and am a friend on FB, too. He does some really cool things with the Color Bursts that I have so much fun trying. I am totally smitten with Color Bursts, and need to remember there are other media I must remember to use, just to be different. (I need those birch trees, BTW) Just wanted to drop you a note, take care.

Ros Crawford said...

What a great take on that photo!! Your card is beautiful Diane!

Barbara said...

Wow, that color burst really gave you a splendid background. Thanks for playing in the Mod Squad challenge this week.

My Paper Cat said...

Beautiful, great water colour. Thanks for playing at Time Out

Joyce Erb said...

Barbara is commenting this week but while at The Mod Squad your card caught my attention and I had to come see. I love the background, it really makes the trees pop. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

Lisa said...

This is stunning!! The background colors are amazing!! Love the design and the beautiful sentiment!! Have a great day :)

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Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT Sweetie

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! With all your schtuff you can duplicate almost anything! Gorgeous! Love the quote and the fox, too!

Tanja said...

love that fantastic Color Burst background - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations

Darlene said...

Stunning Fall scene! LOVE that background and your attention to scenery detail is fabulous! WOWZA! Thanks for inspiration AGAIN!!!

Anita in France said...

What a stunning autumn background, Diane ... gorgeous behind those crisp birch trees and sweet fox! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Indy's Designs said...

Oh wow! Your background is beautiful! So glad you were inspired by this week's Forest Friends challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Scrapper69 said...

Oh how PRETTY! What a Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over at the Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Challenge!

Theresa (CDD DT)
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Suzi Mac said...

A very striking Autumnal card, wonderful colours and design. Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck! Hugs Suzi