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Monday, 1 September 2014

Hello Fall --- FMS 151

I see as I drive into town that the leaves are turning colour.  It's early yet, on the first day of September, to be watching the beginning of Fall.  I don't think I'm ready for it yet.  It has, however, put me into a mindset where designing cards for Fall feels natural.  I loved this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and so a card was born.

For my base I used Naturals White followed by a layer of Cajun Craze.  Then I used some Modeling Paste mixed with Cajun Craze ink to form the bricks onto a piece of Naturals White.  Onto that I attached a wreath made using the Wondrous Wreath bundle and Hello Honey, Cajun Craze and Calypso Coral inks.  Finally a few acorns thanks to the For All Things stamp set and some Cajun Craze ink (off-stamped once) and a sentiment from the same stamp set and my card was ready.  


For more cards using this sketch challenge, check out Freshly Made Sketches.

10 comments:

  1. This is fantastic Heidi! Love those bricks as a background for the wreath! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen. I love the way the bricks make the whole card feel. I'll be using modelling paste more often now.

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  2. That brick background looks fabulous and so realistic! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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    1. Thank you so much, Karren. I haven't tried the modelling paste before and love the results.

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  3. Such a great fall wreath. Luv the brick background and the acorns. I would have never thought to use modelling paste but after seeing your card it's something I'd try. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Thanks, Penny. I've seen a couple of cards that used modeling paste but have never seen any in the big "M", which is our only source of crafting products in this area---well, outside ordering. Our local Farmer's Market has a lady from a town about 40 minutes from here who sells out of her house. She must have had a store at some point because she has so much product. Long story much shorter, she had some modelling paste and I bought it, tried it for the first time with this card and I'll be trying it again. It really gives a lot of texture and you can decide where that texture will be. Love it!

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    2. This is SO AWESOME! I love how you did the bricks! It's modern and warm and rustic all at the same time!

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    3. Thanks, Kelly. I'm definitely a fan of the modelling paste now.

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  4. what is modeling paste and why have I never heard of it??

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    1. Ter, I've emailed you regarding the modelling paste.

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