Friday, September 21, 2012

Autumn Colors - Unscripted Sketches #176

The leaves are changing colors rapidly.  In some parts of the city the trees present as a sea of color.  I tried to mimic this cacaphony of colour in the card I make for the sketch challenge with Unscripted Sketches here.  This month there is also a piggy back challenge i.e. to actually use the card.
My plan is to donate the card to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children for one of the older children.  I am a member of SendaSmile4Kids, an organization that donates hand made cards to this particular hospital in Ontario.  I was instrumental in bringing this to Ontario.There are similar branches in British Columbia and Alberta, and many in the United States.

 
Technique: 
I turned the sketch on its side for this card.
The base card of Lucky Limeade is matted with Very Vanilla, and then a layer of Orchard Harvest designer paper.  The latter had its corners rounded with the corner rounder punch.
To make the "sea of color" panel, the following colors were sponged randomly on a piece of Whisper White card stock : Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Lucky Limeade.  The paper was then crumples and when straightened out the wrinkles were sponged with Soft suede ink.  Then it was spritzed lightly with water to blend the colors.  When dry  it was spritzed with gold smooch.
It was matted with Island Indigo card stock, the lower edge of which was punched with a scallop border punch.
Leaves:
First they were die cut using the Autumn Accents die.  The acorn was die cut twice, the second time with Soft Suede card stock.  The leaves were then stamped using the Wonderfall stamp set - the oal leaf in Cajun Craze; the poplar in Daffodil Delight, and the acorn in Soft Suede. They were then sponged with 3 different colors and the edges with Soft suede.  Then they were given the same treatment as the panel - crumpled, sponged, spritzed with water and then with gold smooch.
For the acorn, the top was cut off the soft suede acorn (which had been embossed with the Square lattice embossing folder) and attached to the stamped acorn, which had been sponged with Cajun Craze ink.  The top was then sponged with soft suede ink, and Crystal Effects was applied to the bottom portion.
The leaves were layered and attached to each other with stampin dimensionals.
The panel was made a little larger than in the sketch to accommodate the leaves.
Embellishment:
Island Indigo ruffled ribbon was inserted through 2 holes in a brushed bronze button and tied into a knot at the top.  Two glue dots were used to attach the button to the card.

Stamps: Wonderfall, Tiny Tags
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade
Papers: Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Orchard Harvest designer paper
Accessories: Autumn Accents die, Scallop border punch, Jewellry Punch, Brushed Bronze button, 3/8" Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Square lattice folder, Crystal effects, Gold smooch, Corner rounder punch, dimensionals, glue dots.
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