Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Angel's Landing - Autumn Colors

This week the
Angel's Landing Design Team was asked to create something using Autumn colors, no bright white. My solution to the no bright white was to paint my paper with craft acrylic paint and then print my chosen image onto the painted paper. This image is from the Autumn Tweetings set. As soon as the paper came out of the printer I sprinkled gold embossing powder on it and used my heat gun to emboss it. It's really quite pretty in real life, though hard to capture in the photos. (Want to get a really good look at the cool embossing technique and the way the Copics look on paint, click on the pictures for a larger view.)
I then colored the image with Copics. Copics act and look totally different on this surface. I like the look... it looks painted.
I stitched in metallic gold thread around the edges and then stitched some more in burgandy around some edges and in a floral pattern on the panel. This card is quite heavy with all the layers of papers inside and out and is a big 6 x 6.

The inside is made with the same cardstocks and designer paper and a smaller image of one of the birds on a branch.

Be sure to stop by the other Design Team member blogs to see their Autumn colors! Links are in the side bar or you can easily stop over at the Angel's Landing blog for the previews and go from there.

If you haven't already, join us at SNR.... come share your Angel's Landing creations or just come by to chat a bit!

Be sure to take a peek at my other post for today... click here.....

Image: Angel's Landing
Paper: Bazzill, K&Company
Ink/Color: Printer, Acrylic paint, Copics
Other: Sewing Machine, embossing powder, dew drops


  1. Wow, Cindy!! That gold embossed image looks awesome!! How perfect for these rich autumn colors.

    Your amazing stitching makes your card a real standout!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  2. That stitched leaf detailing makes that panel look like a fall tapestry. The gold embossing is awesome on this image, and your Copic strokes on that acorn birdhouse give it the feeling of wood grain.

  3. Wow Cindy, what a fab card. I love the painted look of the copics, it's something I will try myself.
    Anne x

  4. Such a beautiful card all the embossing TFS:)x

  5. As usual your coloring and stitching are impeccable and I'm really going to have to try the Copics on paint technique. Looks awesome!

  6. This is SOOO Beautiful!!! I love your technique...gorgeous coloring that looks painted...amazing! Fabulous stitching and embossing too!

  7. This is positively breathtaking! Thank you for sharing the tip about painting on your paper. I would like to try that sometime. Beautiful stitching. This card would have to be for someone very special. It is frame-able art :)

  8. WOW, Cindy!! this is beautiful. I love all the stitching you did. you did a fabulous job.

  9. A beautiful card, really pretty.xx

  10. beautiful! love the embossing, I've yet to try that!

  11. Fantastic card...I love the colors and the embossing


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