I know it's still been super quiet around here even though I keep saying I'll be back...it's been hard to get things created lately. While I have the drive to get stuff done, the ideas and inspiration just don't seem to be popping out of my head. I've been busy! Just not with cards to share with you...other than my design team works, because I love using images from my design teams :)
So today is the start of a new challenge at Meljen's Designs. They have the most adorable images to use, and there is always one that works perfect for every situation! Well our challenge is a fall photo inspiration with some super bright fall colors! Not the typical fall colors you'd think, but still so beautiful. I really wanted to try and match them as best I could, not sure I succeeded but I'm close :)
Like I said before, Meljen's Designs seems to always have the perfect image for everything, and this time is no different! How perfect is that Harvest Snowman? He's fall and winter together! Love it!!
I also tried something a little different with him this time. Since I had taken the colors from the inspiration photo (below) and did a watercolor wash for the background with them, I wanted to watercolor the snowman as well. But trying to watercolor an image that has been printed never really works for me because my printer ink bleeds really bad with the water. But since watercolor paper is a little thicker, I thought maybe the ink would stay wet enough after printing to be able to emboss it.
So I got all my supplies ready right on top of the printer so I could do everything as soon as the paper was spit out. I sized up my image, stuck in my watercolor paper and printed. It looked pretty dry when I pulled it out of the printer, which had me worried, but I poured on the clear embossing powder anyway. And it worked!! The whole image was coated with embossing powder!! Ahhh...now I can paint it :)
My only tip would be to probably use black embossing powder instead of clear though...the embossing powder melts a little bit off of the printed line, so some of the paper underneath shows through the watercolor. Maybe that wouldn't be there if it was embossed in black.
Anyhow!! I painted up my snowman, added a piece of vellum over my watercolored background to really tone it down, cuz it was quite bright. I embossed my simple "Thank You" sentiment and added lots of enamel dots and gems around the snowman. Super cute!!!
So join in the fun this week with our awesome Autumn Brights color inspiration photo!!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #54-Anything Goes/Layers
Fussy and Fancy #126-Thankful
Word Art Wednesday #157-Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!! <3