Thursday, July 27

So in my last posting...

...I said I would explain why and how I made the last card and show my others!
I am trying to relieve space in my craft room and this past week it meant going through my embossing folders.
There were some that went right to Ronald MacDonald house, some to my stamping group, most I kept, but there were a handful I just wasn't sure of and decided to hold them until I had a challenge where I could play with them and decide if they were keepers.
This morning I woke up early and pulled out some watercolor paper and a tree folder by Darice.
I embossed two of them using the watercolor paper and my BigKick.
It was pretty on it's own because of the textured paper but I am making Autumn cards and wanted to add color.
The first one I lightly colored with Distress inks gathered twigs, wild honey, peeled paint, fired brick, antique linen and rusty hinge.
Then added water with a watercolor brush to pull out the color.
The result...
Now don't get me wrong, I liked it...but I wanted a little less color, not quite so bold.
So I pulled out my Derwent Inktense pencils and colored around the stems, leaves and trunk...
This was definitely the one I wanted to enter in the challenge.
I trimmed it down, stamped the "happy fall" (unknown company) using Adirondack mushroom ink, and taped it to the front of the watercolor base card.

Now it's your turn to decide...
which do you like better?
Leave a comment so I know if I entered the right one!


Crafty_ma_am said...

I definitely like the more "muted" tones of color

Darnell said...

Boy, what an amazing job you did with both! I usually like the more pastel colors, but in this case I'm really gobsmacked by that first one. I have tried every which way to color some of my e/fs and I never have success. I'm in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

Macimbalo said...

These are gorgeous!!!! Both of them!!!

Lin said...

It's difficult to color an embossed image like this, especially like these tiny details - well done! Love this pretty fall design! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!