Sunday, October 25, 2015

Joseph's Coat of Autumn Leaves: PP268

Hi friends!  The lovely LeAnne has a wonderful sketch challenge for us this week at The Paper Players.  Check it out:
Isn't it a great one?  I love the three panels and anything with a circle makes me happy!  I'm not quite ready to dive into Christmas cards yet.....still enjoying fall themes and colors.  I played around with the Joseph's Coat technique (here's a tutorial) and ended up with this:
And by "played around", I mean it took me three tries to get it right!  You really do need to let the sponged on ink dry a good, long while so the embossing powder doesn't stick to the ink.  Just zapping it with my heat gun wasn't enough.  I had to let it sit overnight!  For the sponged background, I used Cajun Craze, Hello Honey and Rich Razzleberry.  Early Espresso was inked over top of the embossing.  Believe it or not, the strip of DSP that looks purple is actually Rich Razzleberry.  The light at the end of the day is deceiving!
This gorgeous leaf is from a 2014 holiday stamp set called "For All Things."  The large solid leaf image works great for this technique and the little bit of texture it has allows the Early Espresso to sink it and provide even more subtle shading.
I added a burlap circle behind the sentiment for a little texture and contrast.  I used a Circle Framelit to cut out two semi-circles from the wide burlap ribbon and taped them together behind the sentiment.  The sentiment circle hid the tape and gives the illusion of one full circle.  A little gold cord thread, some sequins and this one's done!

I hope you try your hand at LeAnne's fabulous sketch.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team work for inspiration and then join us, at The Paper Players, before the challenge closes on Friday, October 30th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!

The Paper Players Design Team
Sandy Mathis
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)


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13 comments:

Lesley said...

Beautiful! Amazing colours and design, Nance!

stampinsue said...

Absolutely gorgeous! TFS

laurie said...

Hi Nance! You card is breathtaking! So worth letting it dry overnight. I love those beautiful panels!

Jodi McKinney said...

WOWSERS!!!! Holy Shmoley! Look what you did with that For All Things Leaf Stamp! Blown away! And I love the pop of purple to make it just EXTRAORDINARY Nance! YOU are AMAZINGLY artistic! Such an inspiration!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is a stunner! I haven't tried this technique yet, but every time you do one of these, I swear I am going to give it a go! I REALLY love the burlap behind your circle, as well as the DSPs you used for your banner...awesome! Thanks for making my sketch look GREAT!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, so beautiful Nance! What a great technique (thanks for sharing the link), and I love the texture you've added with the burlap and gold thread. A real beauty!

Nancy said...

Beautiful vibrant colors, the leaves are so realistic looking,the added twirled thread and burlap circle just complete the look, fabulous card!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance love your fall card... the colors are so bold and the twine makes it feel like the leaves are blowing in the wind! hugs.

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful!

stampwithamyk said...

Love this Nance! The colors are fantastic and that technique is awesome...you've showcased it perfectly! :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Nance, this is FRAME worthy! I am amazed at the gorgeous colors in your bold creation! The twirled thread and burlap circle are just perfect! Who ever receives this card is one lucky person! Just WOW!!!!!!!! XX

Joanne James said...

Wow - those leaves are stunning Nance! Thanks for the tutorial link - one to add to my 'to try' list for sure. The contrast between the leaves and the dark background works really well too and I just love the burlap and twine. Awesome card!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I hadn't seen that technique - thanks for the link. I love the richness the colors and the layered banners. Gorgeous
hugs
jaydee