20 September 2008

SCTL7 - Just Add Leaves

I know Jennifer intended the 'Just Add Leaves' Challenge over at Stamping Links to Love to be a fall challenge, but it's kind of hard to get in a Autumnish mood when we're just starting Spring. Autumn is great because it starts to cool down again after the unbearable heat from Summer, so you're looking forward to cooler weather, but I've had enough of Winter and am looking forward to summer, so I have interpreted the challenge with Spring in mind.
The colours are inspired from this gorgeous card by Kim Gavarra, Elegant Eggplant & Old Olive has been a favourite colour combination of mine for a while now, but the Lavender Lace just looks beautiful with it don't you think?? I also threw in a little Kraft because there was a piece sitting on my desk crying out to be used.
This stamp is from the Blooming with Beauty stamp set, that I don't own but Lisa was kind enough to stamp out on some watercolour paper for me to play with. I have used the 'Watercolouring for Cheaters' technique as shared by Cambria Turnbow as a change from the usual Watercolour Wonder Crayons I have been using lately.
Lisa & I have been on a bit of a Watercolouring kick lately so she has set that as the first Challenge for the Cardinal Stampers, the challenge starts on Sunday morning so why not check it out and play along too! Keep an eye out for my challenge card scheduled to be posted tomorrow morning.

Stamps: Blooming With Beauty, Baroque Motifs (Gotta love the swirl!!)
Ink: Rich Regals, Soft Subtles & Earth Elements SW Markers, Lavender Lace
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Watercolour Paper, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Kraft
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain, White Gel Pen, Aquapainter

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould


Theresa said...

Oh, so pretty! Love your gorgeous coloring and shading.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Gorgeous! Spring is my second favorite season. :-) Your colors are beautiful.

Allison said...

Wow Zarna...I love the kraft here in combo with the purple and olive. Your coloring rocks (so luxe!).

Kathryn said...

Your card is GORGEOUS -- Love the color -- so very pretty! ;)

Lisa Robb said...

The colours, the stamp sets, the colouring and the layout, I love it all. They are my favourite colours too. I am glad you were able to make such good use of the Blooming With Beauty images.

Anonymous said...

Great colours, love eggplant and olive together. Also love this set.

:) Marcia

Kim Gavarra said...

Wow Zarna! Love the card, the colours and your colouring!!! Gorgeous!