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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturdays . . . don't you love them?

Ahhh! Saturdays . . . I love Saturday. Call me lazy but I love being able to sit around on Saturday morning and drink coffee, check e-mail, post things on my blog or Stamp TV, and just relax. I suppose it is because my mornings all week are hectic with getting up early, getting ready for work, getting the kids off to school, and making sure the cat is fed. (That is important because she will definitely let me know if she hasn't been fed!) So, Saturday is my day to relax a little and do things I don't get to do the rest of the week. I love Saturday and Sunday because they are the two days during the week that I can find some concentrated time to stamp and that really makes them great days! I did sneak in some stamping time last night (Friday) and I'm sharing that card here this morning.
I made this for the weekly color challenge over at Stamp TV. I don't always find time to do the challenges but I just had to do this one because I loved the color combo for this week. Orange, green and yellow -- lovely fall colors (or at least that was where my mind went immediately. I have fall on the brain!) I chose to use a fall palate of those colors as you can see and included some fall designer paper. Here are the details:

Base card is the gorgeous Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice from Gina K Designs. It is such a lovely, rich orange-y rust color. I keep finding reasons to use it because it is so pretty!
Designer paper is from a paper pack I picked up at Joann's. It is from the Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday pack.
Green paper is the Pure Luxury Green Apple and the yellow piece is a Stampin' Up In Color from a couple years ago called Marigold Morning.

The images are all from Autumn Beauty a fall set from Gina K Designs that was designed by Theresa Momber who is an awesome artist. Check our her blog for some inspiration and great coloring tutorials. I stamped the images with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then watercolored them using Memento markers and a waterbrush. I have a little plastic artists palette that I color on with the markers and then pick up the ink with the waterbrush. I haven't used that coloring technique in a long time and it was fun to do it again although I find I don't have nearly as much control over my colors as I do with markers or pencils and OMS. It's fun to go back to things once in a while just to get different looks (and to use some of those items that are sitting around collecting dust and feeling neglected).

The ribbon is from the Signs of Autumn Stamp TV kit. I'm not sure what it is actually called but it is like twine that is made into a ribbon. It is perfect for fall cards. The frame around the sentiment is from SU and that little leaf is from a button pack I picked up a long time ago at Archiver's.

That's the card. And now I am going to get up and do some baking -- apple kuchen for a dinner we are going to this evening. Yum! Enjoy your weekend all my stamping friends!

1 comment:

Theresa Momber said...

Kay, this is beautiful! Love your gorgeous coloring.