The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch and Another CONTEST!

Happy World Card Making Day, everyone!! I was so pleased to be able to squeeze in some card-making time for myself today. So without further ado, let's meet today's card!!
I have been dying to do some watercoloring for several weeks now, so I was so pleased to finally take some time to do what makes me happy!! The stamped leaf image is an old stamp from The Angel Company. I've never really used it much because I was so intimidated by coloring the wide open space inside the lines. But watercoloring is a game-changer!! So easy, and I love the look I ended up with. It's kind of a big image, so this is a big card--it measures 5"x7".

The text panel behind the image panel was cut from a vintage book I bought specifically to hack up for paper crafts and then sponged with pumpkin pie ink.

Challenges that I incorporated into this card:
In other news, the September Gallery Comment Contest I was hosting over on Splitcoast Stampers ended just before midnight on Thursday. We had an unbelievable 634 entries--which translates into awarding 8 prizes!! I'm having fun assembling all of my prize packages and hope to have everything ready to mail out to my winners by Monday morning :) .

I decided to host the CONTEST again for October, so if you are interested in finding out more, please check out the October 2010 Gallery Comment Contest thread over on SCS. You can enter as many times as you like and comment on whatever cards you like!!! The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 31. I'd love to have you join us!! Just let me know if you have any questions. :)

Well, that does it for today! Did you get in any card making or supply shopping for to celebrate World Card Making Day? Leave me a comment to tell me how you celebrated!! See you soon! :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Angel Company
Paper: SU pumpkin pie, SU old olive, SU rose red, Canson watercolor paper, DCWV Indian Summer Stack DP, page from vintage book
Ink: Palette burnt umber,
SU pumpkin pie, SU old olive, Rubber Stampede scarlet
Accessories: SU scallop trim corner punch, SU boho blossoms punch, MS maple leaf punch, watercolor brush, sponge, lace trim, olive brads, orange rhinestones
Techniques: watercolor painting, sponging

23 comments:

Marisa said...

LOVE that inspiration picture of the maple trees!! Oh sigh... :) Great card using the sketch and colour challenge. Glad you got some watercolouring in - soothes the soul :) Love the punched leaves on the sides.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Emily, precious fall colored card, very soft and warm colors. Very pretty watercoloring, and I love all the little leaves you added as deco, the lace makes a very delicate addition. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs,
Danielle

Annette said...

LOvely fall card! I love the lace & papers . Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

maryr917 said...

very pretty card emily-you colored the leaf iamges wonderfully-coloring intimidates me as well-I made a crd to celebrate the day-am feeling better now so I was out and about today

Sally Atkins said...

Stunning card, Emily! Those leaves are wonderful, very striking, and I love your use of the lace trim.

Carol said...

Emily I just love the fall leaves on your card. So pretty with the little flower accents. Love the lace running down the side of your card as well. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Ros said...

Beautifully done! love the fall colours ... thanks ever so much for joining us again at CCCB

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a gorgeous fall card, Emily! Love it!

Kristy Smith said...

Emily this fall card is just beautiful! =) I really like the touch of lace and of course the watercolored images! Great work!

Renée said...

beautiful fall card!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Fabulous card! Don't you just love all the colors of fall? It's my absolute favorite time of the year!

Thanks for playing along with us for our Stamptacular Season's Change Challenge! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Anita said...

Very pretty card, Emily. Your watercoloring looks fantastic and I love the papers.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such lovely fall theme card, love the warm colors and falling leaves, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Bonnie said...

Love these colors and the punched squares under 2 corners. I'm so ready for Fall!

pam124 said...

Emily, sorry to be soooo late!! I've really gotten behind. I was finally able to upload my card yesterday. Whew!

Your interpretation of the sketch is out of this world unique and fantastic. I just kept staring and staring at it. I'm in love with your leaves, text panel, flowers, lace and array of leaves. This is spectacular!!

Hugs
pam

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Emily - this is gorgeous! I love your take on the sketch and those gorgeous autumnal colours! You leaves are beautifully coloured! Love it! I am going to try and play along with your contest - time allowing!! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support and would love to see you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}

Joanne (jojot) said...

that is gorgeous.....autumn colors are just so rich and regal.....fab work

Benzi said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying watercoloring. I don't get to do enough either. Your Fall card is gorgeous and what some inpiration in that photo. Wow!

Kathy Bradley said...

beautiful!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly beautiful!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Linda Robinson said...

This is sooo pretty.. I just love those fall colors..

Jane said...

Stunning card! fabulous design and colours! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

My WCMD was not spent making cards, even tho that's what I would have preferred!

On your autumn card, I like the lace and the page from a book. Together, they are unexpected here but absolutely lovely.