Monday, October 28, 2019

Stampers Showcase October Blog Hop: It's Fall Y'all

Hello and welcome to my second post today; I am sharing a project for the Stampers Showcase October Blog Hop.  The theme this month is It's Fall Y'all.  I have created a fun Fall themed card using the Gather together stamp set.  Here's a look at my card.
I started may card by stamping the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp set over and over masking each time on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Once I had all the leaves stamped felling up the entire piece of cardstock, I started coloring each of them using my Polychromos Colored Pencils.  I think that color pencils look better on darker color cardstocks.
I started each leaf the same way.  I started coloring with my white pencil and then added in other colors.  I always start out with a light hand and build up layer by layer and eventually getting heavy with the pigment of the pencil to fill in the tooth of the paper.  By starting out with a very light hand I can build up multiple layers overlapping the colors letting the colors underneath show through the layers on top.  This is called glazing.  Once I start pressing firmer on the pencils this starts to blend the colors.  You can also use a blending pencil to do this once you have all your colors laid down.  Because with the blending pencil it puts a coating on top of the pencils and doesn't allow for more pigment to be added.
With all the leaves colored I added the crumb cake piece to a piece of whisper white cardstock that was cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  I then added the focal image to my card base made out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I added a pumpkin pie banner and a sentiment banner to the front of the card.  I added some gold sequins to finish off my card.

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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