Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn Wreath by PSX

I spent about 8 hours in my craft room yesterday, pulling everything out and trying to organize.  I purchased a storage cabinet a while back and finally put it together and have it in the room.  I dismantled my drafting table and put that in the barn.  I plan on attaching a table top to the wall that will fold down.  If I need to cut mats (I am also a professional picture framer) then I have the table but otherwise it will be out of the way.  So after hauling all that stuff around yesterday (the majority of which is still in my living room), I sat down to play a bit.

I began with a piece of glossy card stock, some Adirondack dye inks in fall colors and my stipple brushes to make the background paper.  Then I stamped 3 different leaves in various colors onto it.  Kind of cool.  The wreath is an old PSX stamp, I found while cleaning and it just begged to be colored with my Copic markers.  This time I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Cryogen white from Cutcardstock.  Copics used:
Leaves - Y38, YR02, YR04, YR12, YR15, YR18, R05, YG03
Acorns - E43, E13
Berries - Lipstick Spica pen
Shadow - E42
I airbrushed YR21 before removing the image from my Spellbinders Labels 3 die.  The leaf border punch is from Fiskars.  I did not have card stock that matched like I wanted, so I stippled Adirondack Red Pepper on to it so it matched closer.  I also stippled Adirondack Cranberry onto the ribbon to tone down the gold.  It makes everything blend so well.  A few gold gems and I was done.  Finished size is 5.5" square.


Anonymous said...

Sandy - that is very lovely. You could have a new job - organizing people's craft rooms - see you Friday..........elaine

Anonymous said...

I love this Sandy, so bold and beautiful! Amy P.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful and different. Love the way you did the background. Just elegant all the way. Edna B.

Viv said...

Sandy, this is STUNNING!!
Hugs Viv xxx

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful Sandy, You should clean you craft room more often. When genious is inspired we get to see the results. Thanks

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

My goodness, you had a busy day yesterday!! Love the results! Gorgeous card! Maybe you could make a road trip to Hotlanta and help me organize my craft room... ;-)

Jenny Gropp said...

This is SOOOOOO rich and beautiful. Congrats on having a clean out and organize day -- we all need one here and there. Love the way you used ink to custom match up all your papers.

Bonnie Brown said...

This is a very beautiful card. It is rich in colors. I love it!