This card took waaaay longer than it should have. Not because of the theme of the inspiration photo, because I could not translate the image in my head to paper! I tried numerous stamp sets but couldn't capture the blended hues I wanted with just a single color of ink. In the end I went with an old standby image and found my happy place in watercolor!Global Design Project as my starting point--sure do love a sketch challenge and this one is great! The first thing I stamped was the leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I inked it in Crushed Curry and lightly kissed the inked stamp with Cajun Craze. When stamped it gave a two-toned color to the leaves and no two are exactly alike, just like real leaves!
By this time, I was running out of light to snap a pic of my card so the inside was a quick 1, 2, 3 stamp job using a sentiment from Thoughtful Branches in Fresh Fig, the Birthday Blooms flower in Crushed Curry and some [retired] Gorgeous Grunge splatters in Sahara Sand ink. There were a TON of stamp set and dies on my desk by the time I finished this card, lol! It took me awhile to get there but, in the end, I am pleased with the colors and final result. I hope you are too!
Here's the awesome Global Design Project sketch--thanks for the inspiration GDP!
Please go check out the rest of the lovely autumnal inspiration from my teammies at The Paper Players. Maybe you'll be inspired to play along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, October 6th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team