Thursday, September 12, 2013

Awesome in Autumn Week 2!


Ready to be sparkly? This month is the annual collaboration between Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter, and it promises to have double the glitter and double the fun! Follow the trail of bling all of this month on the Art Glitter blog, and the Dream It Up! blog. Play along with the monthly challenge of "Awesome in Autumn" and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! Thursday posts for a chance to win some stupendous stencils and glamorous glitter! As if that wasn't cool enough, Art Glitter is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code DW20 and...

Stencil with Style is also offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code SWS20!

It's hard to get in the Autumn mood during these 95 degree days we are having right now, but it is my favorite time of year, so that makes it easier. Here's what I created this week:
LG754 - Lg Oak Leaves

Art Glitter - Black, Pumpkin, True Red, Fool's Gold, Orange Crush , Fauna, & Crystal
LG754 - Lg Oak Leaves
I used the double glitter technique with several beautiful Art Glitter colors. I didn't have a dark brown for the stem and acorn tops, so I mixed a little Fool's Gold and Black on a coffee filer and put that in the areas I wanted. For the bottom of the acorn, I added a little Fauna (very pale gold) to the gold/black mix to lighten it up just a little. The leaves were sprinkled randomly with True Red, Pumpkin, Fools' Gold, Orange Crush and the rest of the gold/black mixture. Use your finger to rub the glitter around to blend the colors a little, tap off the extra glitter (i save that mix for another day!), turn it over and peel off the paper, sprinkle the background with Crystal glitter. Mount into a beautiful fall card. The beautiful ribbon I used is one of my favorites from May Arts, it is a gold black weave perfect for my design.

Check out this week's awesomeness which includes our super sparkly guest designer and previous Dream Team member...


5 comments:

LynB said...

I love the autumn feel of your card Louise! Makes me want to rake leaves or have some hot cocoa!

Lea said...

I'm nuts about your card! Pun intended! Hee hee! It's fantastic and I love your sparkly stash of goodness!

Cherylynn said...

This card just screams Louise! The attention to detail and clean design make it another one of your stunning cards!

Art Glitter said...

This is beautiful. Love how the glitter looks with this stencil!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! I know you mean about the HOT weather in fall, It's been in the 90's here too.