10.24.2012

simon says... autumn leaves

Hello, hello! Time for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp! :)


This week, the theme is "Autumn Leaves"... how timely! ;) The team used Autumn Leaves products, so if you have any of those, we'd love to see you use them, too! But of course it's not mandatory to participate. I used a leaf image from an Autumn Leaves stamp set called Manhattan Icons... remember that one? :) I also used colors that speak "fall" to me, and here's what I came up with:


The technique is an oldie but goodie - crayon resist. Typically, it's done on glossy card stock, but since I was using kraft for my base, and just with the over all theme in general, I wanted to keep it a little more textural and just used regular white card stock. It still worked really well! I also incorporated a pool color in there because one of the things I love most about the leaves changing colors is the way they look against a crisp, blue sky. I just find the contrast of yellows, oranges, and browns against the blue absolutely stunning. So I had to include it. :)

Ready? Set? Your turn! Create your project with the theme "Autumn Leaves" and upload it HERE before 8am next Wednesday (10/31), and you could win one of these:


..provided by the ever-generous Heidi over at Simon to use in the Simon Says Stamp superstore. Thank you, Heidi! :)


And don't forget to check out my fellow teammies' projects this week, too! You can click HERE to go see those. I hope you will participate with us this week! Can't wait to see what you make. In the mean time, I am out to enjoy this gorgeous weather! :) I will have the supply list up in just a bit. Thanks for reading! See you soon!

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25 comments:

Laura Jane said...

Beautiful Lisa!
I love the crayon resist, it adds a nice texture.

Barb said...

Love that technique, Lisa! Beautiful colors! That's one of my favorite things in the fall too - looking up at the gorgeous colors against the blue of the sky! :)

Lin said...

Once again, I ADORE your card, Lisa! Your idea of adding pool to the mix is genius - I so agree with your words about the leaves against the wonderful blue sky at this time of year! Love love LOOOOVE this!

Jingle said...

This is GORGEOUS! I absolutely love the coloring and the white highlights are just perfection!

makingcardsisfun said...

I really love that crayon resist look! Gorgeous card! :)

Maria said...

love the card

Sue McRae said...

So pretty Lisa, love the white highlights!

Beate said...

Beautiful card for this challenge. Love everything about it, from the leaf image you chose, to the layout.
Hugs and smiles

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh Lisa! This is so awesome!!! Just love it. xo

Melissa Shea said...

This made me smile. I love the explanation of the blue. That is so very true, the leaves against the gorgeous sky :)

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous background and love the white highlight for the leaves. fabulous card!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! Really digging all the blending you've done! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! Love the pool mixed in with the earthy colors!

Cathy said...

Wow I love the colours in your card, just beautiful :)

Carol said...

What a striking card! The crayon resist is beautiful. I must give it a try again.

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS Card Lisa...LOVE this so Much!!!! xoxoxo

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! It should be sold in hallmark stores! Amazing!

hugs...

butterfly said...

Love your blended ink colours - just beautiful!
Alison x

Mandy said...

Oh wow Lisa this is such a beautiful card, I love how you've blended the colours and the white highlights look fab :)
hugs Mandy xx

lynda said...

GORGEOUS card - love the colors!

Carol L said...

You've captured the feel of fall by adding such wonderful colors to your pretty leaves! I love the white accents, and that thoughtful sentiment too! Very pretty card!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lisa :-) the colours and whole design is absolutely stunning ! :-)


luv
Lols x x x

Simone said...

Lisa this is absolutely stunning! I too will miss seeing your gorgeous creations at ABNH but will still be seeing you through the Google reader! :)

lynda said...

Love your colors & how you highlighted with white! So pretty!

Cindy Groh said...

Love your beautiful card.

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