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Autumn Picnic

>> Wednesday, September 2, 2009

posted by Julie - The Write Stuff

Hello and happy Wednesday, y’all!

I’m Julie Warner (justwritedesigns) and I’m so excited to be here as a Guest Designer for DRS Designs for Sept/Oct! I'm a native Texan but I now live in northeast Georgia. (If you want to read a sort of rambling profile, please visit here.) I’ve been a fan of DRS Designs since I bought some images from a show in South Carolina a number of years back. And I know I’ll have a great time with the whole DRS crew!

Autumn is one my favorite subjects for card designs. I love the beautiful colors and images that go along with fall. When I received my images, I immediately thought of a fall picnic when I saw the Picnic Basket. And it goes so perfectly with the Open Plaid background (that’s one of the images I bought and it’s still one of my favorites).

The picnic basket was stamped twice on ivory card stock and twice on cardboard with the coal ink. After coloring both of the ivory images with Prismacolor pencils, I cut them out. One whole image was attached to one of the cardboard cut outs. Only the apple, basket handles and checked cloth were cut out of the second image. These were also attached to cardboard and then attached on top of the first image. I like the dimensional effect this layering gives to the image. I stamped the image one final time onto a larger piece of ivory and cut it out with the Labels 3 die. Leaving the die in place, I sponged on some soft sand ink then attached my dimensional image on top. Two more die cut layers were added.
The largest layer is also on ivory and it was sponged with two of the orange inks from the Kpad.

The large mossy green background was stamped with the Open Plaid background and the leaf green ink. I also used a strip of this for the band. The Autumn Greetings was cut with one of the Oval dies and sponged as before.

I hope you enjoyed this first card. I can almost feel fall in the air. Must be time for a nice Autumn Picnic!

Stamps: DRS Designs- Picnic Basket (K1104), Open Plaid Background (P631), Small Autumn Greetings (B422)
Ink: Ancient Page coal, chocolate & leaf green, Memories soft sand, Tsukineko Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor pad
Paper: ivory, mossy green, rust
Accessories:Spellbinders Labels 3 and ovals dies, Prismacolor pencils, foam tape, cardboard
Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Julie! It looks good enough to eat! :)

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous coloring on this elegant card, Julie! Thanks for joining our fun this month as Guest Designer!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! We have Julie in the house!! :) I'm so happy for your position here on DRS...I know you'll make some really gorgeous creations!! This is beautiful!! CONGRATS!!!

Debbie Seyer said...

Wow! Just lovely! So glad you have joined us!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Congrats Julie on the Guest Designer spot!! Your creation today is AWESOME!!! What great colors & coloring!!! Love your work and looking forward to seeing more!!!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Welcome Julie! Awesome card and coloring!

Samantha said...

It's great to have you with us, Julie! I just love this card you did. I'm partial to the autumn colors as well and you've done a lovely job with them.

Jennifer E. said...

Hi Julie! Welcome to the DT! Looks like you're going to fit in just fine--this picnic card is beautiful! I love the colors and all of the textures.

Sue said...

WOW! So eye catching! Love the colors! Welcome to DRS!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! fab coloring!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful summer card. I like the fallish colors, and beautiful coloring Julie!

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