Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thinking About Autumn

August always makes me think about fall, probably because I taught elementary school for so many years. So I got out Summer Picnic DSP and "Give Thanks", a stamp set I really like. I stuck with two main colors--Real Red and Old Olive both for paper and ink. To add contrast, I turned the Old Olive DSP sideways so that the lines are horizontal. I stamped the image using Basic Black and the sentiment in Old Olive. Using markers, I colored in the apples, leaves and pail. I believe I used Basic Gray for the pail, but I can't remember for sure. If I were to make this card again, I might emboss the pail in gray instead of coloring it in.

4 comments:

Rach said...

It's like a big ole bucket full of Autumn goodness. :o)

Kelli said...

Oh how I'm longing for Fall right now...I love it and apples :) I have the same DSP and I love it. I use it mainly for teachers.

jimlynn said...

So pretty! I'm MORE than ready for fall.....just way too hot right now. Love your little bucket too - great coloring.
Lynn

jaydee said...

Lissie
very pretty. Like Lynn, I am very ready for fall! I love your use of the Apple DSP as the backdrop. Perfect! I like the colored pail - it seems aged.
Hugs
Jaydee