Monday, November 2, 2015

Fun Fall Flying!

Fall Fun is our Stampendous Design Team Theme for this week. I love Fall so this theme is right up my leaf-blown alley!  I shared this card in August right after our July catalog came out, but we weren't really in the Fall spirit yet, so I'm posting it again because I just love how much fun they are having!

My mischievous little mice are called "Fence Falling", and are featured in the July 2015 Stampendous Catalog.   Don't they just look like they are having a ball playing this game! I colored them with Chameleon markers, then mounted them on a fall background that I created using the Creative Palette and acrylic paints.

HMR42 Fence Falling
Creative Palette
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Bazzill cardstock Bitter Chocolate
Chameleon Color Tones - NU1, NU2, OL3, OR4, BR5, RD4, YL2, YO3, CG8, BK4, CB
Acrylic Paints - Yellow, Orange, Red, Olive Green
Delicata Golden Glitz
May Arts Ribbon 368-15-16  1.5" green, and Jute SM10
Double-sided tape
Foam Tape


Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of dark brown cardstock in half to form a top-fold card

Step 2:  Use the Creative Palette, acrylic paints and a brayer to create a fall colored background on White Mixed Media paper, dry well, cut to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", swipe the Delicata ink pad across the background, attach to the front of the card

Step 3:  Stamp the Fence Falling on a  4" x 5 7/8" piece of white cardstock and color with Chameleon pens, mat on a dark brown mat 4 1/8" x 6 1/8"

Step 4:  Add the green ribbon along the right side of the card, gather it in the middle with a small piece of Jute

Step 5:  Use foam tape to add the image to the card front

There's more mischief brewing over at these designer blogs:

Louise Healy

Happy Fall,


Stampendous said...

Gorgeous coloring! Adore the ribbon treatment and wow that monoprint background looks breezy as a fall day. Fabulous job!

TracyM #6773 said...

ADORABLE image, FABULOUS colouring and DELIGHTFUL card Louise!!!
... your lovely design makes me feel like I'm peeking out the window to watch them play with the leaves - LOVE IT :)

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! Your bow almost looks like it is a curtain and that we are peeking out the window to see this delightful scene!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! TFS!

Shari said...

So pretty. I love that bow, and the coloring..

Viki Banaszak said...

Wow! You background is so pretty! I love the large ribbon on the side. It really draws your eye through the scene.