Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Are You Ready for Fall?

I love fall.  Pumpkin dessert, Thanksgiving, and colorful leaves are just a few of my favorite things.  This card is perfect to get you in the mood too...

It is created using the Fall Favorites stamp set from Close To My Heart (only $5 during September with qualifying purchase), Moonlight papers, Smokey Plum ink and markers, Goldrush ink, and colored pencils.

Below is additional artwork using the Fall Favorites stamp set.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Harvest Banner

Most people don't think of purple as a harvest color, but it adds an unexpected pop of color to the otherwise neutral colors of Cocoa, Bamboo and Colonial White.  This harvest banner was created using the following ingredients:  My Creations Mini Banner, Sonoma paper, Sonoma My Stickease (only $1 right now!), Cocoa ink, Smokey Plum ink, Pearl Paint, Bamboo Re-Inker, Cocoa cardstock, twine, buttons and ribbon.  I also used the Cricut Artiste cartridge, a sanding block, spray bottle, and sponge daubers.  The cost of this super-cute banner - less than $10!  I used scrap paper and the tools, embellishments and inks from my stash.  While this project goes together quickly, it was a 2-day process.  On day 1 I sprayed the banner pieces with a combination of Pearl Paint and Bamboo Re-Inker.  I also cut the leaves and letters, then sanded and inked all pieces.   Day 2 consisted mainly of assembling the banner. 
Post a pic of your Harvest Banner at www.facebook.com/aprilctmh and you just might get a little harvest treat from me!