Last week’s Facebook Live came about the day after I learnt of my Beautiful Autumn Colours. Jo Gaffney of House of Colour in Worcester had seen me the day before, discovering I’m a Blue Autumn. I had decided for my 50th to treat myself to a Style and Colour Consultation and discovered some interesting things.
With rich Regal earthy tones and some fabulous blues, I was excited for the future of my wardrobe. Driving home I realised that I was perhaps was naturally drawn to these Autumn colours. We have a feature wall a deep Blue / Pretty Peacock colour and our sofa is Old Olive, with a chocolate brown leather armchair. Even our bedroom has a feature wall that happens to be the only shade of Pink that falls in my palette.
For this Facebook Live and these two cards, I decided to use some of the colours that appear in my Autumn Palette.
The stamp set to use just had to be Beautiful Autumn. For this first card, I started with a base of Soft Suede and added a Brushed Metallic layer in Bronze. A layer of Sahara Sand was embossed with the Pinewood Plank Embossing Folder for texture and interest.
Tip for using up scraps
A great way to use up scraps of Watercolor Paper is to give a wash of colour over them using the Water Painter. I did exactly this before stamping the leaves and punching out. Doing this eliminates the white edge you often get around your images.
This curved stitched panel of Shimmery White Cardstock, a beautiful soft Ivory colour, comes from the Tasteful Labels Dies. My heart is indeed grateful to Jo for all of her time and knowledge in helping me. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with her and felt like I’d known her for years.
This second card brought in the addition of the Pretty Peacock and some of the blue tones within my palette. Pretty Peacock and Old Olive in this gorgeous reversible ribbon, helped pull all the shades together. In this instance, I used the Soft Suede for the wooden background and inked up the Embossing Folder with Early Espresso … one of my WOW colours.
Creating your own Sentiment
I part stamped the sentiment using Early Espresso and using a Stampin’ Write Marker of the same colour, hand drew the outer edge of the banner before fussy cutting. A great tip for creating the sentiment of your choice.
The gold hoop and Bronze embellishments lent towards my need to wear warm tones.
I enjoyed creating these two cards and will enjoy pulling these colours into my wardrobe over the years to come. A fabulous experience that I’d recommend to anyone.
Loving my Autumn Colours
Supplies used to recreate my samples
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