Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hot Colored Leaves

The current Technique Junkies Challenge is to create using *HOT* Colors.  My favorite hot colors are found in the palette of Autumn Leaves ... my favorite time of the year.

Remember, you can use my Discount Code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off anything in the store (the store is also carrying the wonderful Versafine Clair Inks & the MISTI that I used for my projects).

I used one of my favorite MISTI Techniques to use various colors of ink to *paint* the new Autumn Blessings image designed by Janine Tinklenburg from Mitten State Stamps exclusively for Technique Junkies.

I started by inking the edges of the tree trunk with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink.

I use watercolor paper because it works well for the multiple layers of stamping.  Prior to the MISTI to get this effect, I had to color the entire stamp with ink or markers (and then huff and huff to make sure all of the inks were wet enough to stamp).  Being able to layer on each color with multiple inkings makes it so much easier.

Next I used VersaFine Clair Acorn ink to color the inside of the tree trunk.

Next I started with the lighter *hot* colors to *paint* my leaves.

First I stamped with Cheerful and then with Verdant.

Next I added lots of Tulip Red including the sentiment.

I finished with Summertime Orange making sure I got the entire frame inked as well as that tiny leaf hiding up there between the tree trunks.

While I had my stamp & MISTI set-up, I went ahead and created a second card.  

For this one I used one of the Browns on the sentiment and a little more brown ink on the frame.

I just love this stamp ... it reminds me so much of the Autumns growing-up in the Missouri Ozarks.