Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall is in the air!

There is defiantly a chill in the evening now, but I love this time of year! Bright, sunny days and crisp, clear nights, fall is a beautiful season! The trees here in northern IL have started to turn colors and the days are getting shorter and shorter (it's the one part of fall that I don't like). Fall is all about colors. The beautiful shades of reds, oranges, golds, browns and greens, with a little purple here and there, blend together into a gorgeous collage everywhere you look!

This week's Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme is a designer's choice week, so I just had to use some of those great fall colors when I created this week.  Here's what I came up with for you:

I know you don't normally associate a fern with fall, but this beautiful Sm fern frond (LM2006) stencil just seemed perfect for the serene feel I was going for on this project. The backgrounds were done with alcohol inks on glossy cardstock, the fern was paste embossed with Glossy Black Embossing Paste, edged with a black marker and it was all layered onto a black card. VERY easy!

Check out more great ideas on the Dream Team blogs, just click on their names on the left side of my blog,  Click here for the DREAM it UP! blog.

If you are in the Chicagoland area here's my upcoming schedule:
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 - 10am - 12n Dreamweaver Demo and Trunk Show at Stampology Chicago
  • Saturday, Sept 24, 2011 - 1pm - 3pm Zentangle Class at Stampology Chicago
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 - 12:30pm - 3:00 pm Dreamweaver Mirror Class at The Cottage Stamper
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm Dreamweaver Mirror Class at The Cottage Stamper
  • Thursday, Sept 29, 2011 - 6:30 pm - 8:30pm Dreamweaver Demo and Trunk Show at Stampology Chicago
  • and if you're feeling adventurous, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 - 12n - 3pm Dreamweaver Demo at Artist and Display in Milwaukee for National Card Making Day.
Hope to see some of you there!
Happy Creating,


Liz Martin said...

Alcohol ink on glossy paper is a fun technique and your colors blended perfectly for that rich, warm fall look. The fern frond really stands out, and is quite beautiful and delicate.

scrappybetty said...

your card looks like fall, yet feels very calm.

sommrstamping said...

I love the card it is serene. the colors you used for the alcohol ink background are really stunning. Fall is in the air in california as well only in the form of Indian summer, temps in the 80's and 90's. JUst wanted to tell you, your cards really inspire me.

Laura Drahozal said...

Wow! So gorgeous and yet easy. When I saw this card I was thinking that it was probably something complicated, yet it isn't. Thank you for all the gorgeous inspiration on this!

Marijane said...

Another beauty! I just love using alcohol inks on glossy paper... they blend so beautifully. You captured the feel of autumn with your colors, and the fern really "pops" on top of it all.

Pam Hornschu said...

Wow. You are really a busy girl! Curious about your "mirror technique"...what is this?
Love the fall colors of AIs on your background. The fern almost looks like a fossil on this card. Probably the photo, but very cool none the less!

Louise said...

Good question Pam. The mirror class is the mirror I had posted during the UK blog hop. If you look at the posting from then or on the store website you can see it. (I also had it at CHA)

Daria said...

I especially like the backgrounds--both of them. The fern looks great against that mottled green.

Wendy said...

Your card is gorgeous, as usual. Looks like you have a busy few weeks Louise!!! Great job!! I hope all your classes go well this weekend!!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Love the alcohol inks on the backgrounds and the simplicity of that leaf really makes it a focal point.

SherylH said...

Lovely colours of the background really set off the fern stencil.