Happy First Day of Autumn, I decided today would be the perfect day to post an Autumn card. My stamping group challenge for the month of September was to use Pearl Ex, luckily my hubby had bought these quite awhile ago for his art but I just never gave them a try. They are like a soft colored powder that you can apply to your projects using glues or in my examples using Versamark ink which is an embossing ink.
I started off stamping the background with the versamark ink, I just love the way these look against black card stock. Then I applied sunset gold with a paint brush to the stamped leaves, you don't need much of the powder.
I have a tip for you, I have seen in video's to use a fluffy paintbrush to remove the access powder but after not getting the clean results I wanted from that I got out a swiffer sheet and it removed it nice and clean.
Next I stamped the smaller leaves onto cream cardstock and used Brilliant gold, supper Russet and Super Copper on these. I wanted more color so I tried spraying some Olive Vine glimmer mist on them and liked the results, although I don't feel you can see it well in the photographs.
I used my vine die for a base to put the leaves onto, and added some berries with liquid pearls in chestnut. Topped off with the banner.
Papertrey ink -- Meadow greens stamp set -- Background w/ Pearl Ex sunset gold and versmark ink
Stampin up 1997 Leaves on wreath stamped w/versamark and used Pearl Ex, Brilliant gold, super russet and super copper, sprayed with Glimmer mist and fussy cut
Memory Box - Grapevine wreath die, cut twice and layered
Spellbinders - Ribbon dies
Gina Marie -- Birthday words sentiment stamp set
Liquid Pearls -- Chestnut
Here is a closeup of the wreath
Now I would like to share some pics from our day at Grand Mesa Scenic Byway in Colorado.
The best picture to see some of the changing leaves of the Aspen up there had my hubby in the shot too :)
We had a picnic up at the top with this as our view, love the view of the water below, couldn't have been better :)
On our whole trip we saw more cow on the road signs than anything else and around one bend in the road this was what was right along the road, so we had to stop and get some pictures :)
Don't know if you can see it or not, by the time we got out of the car, grabbed our camera's the rainbow was almost gone but you can see a bit of it left.
I loved the way they used trees for the post of this fence, no matter how crocked they were, and loved the different colors in the grasses and trees.
These guys were eating when we drove up and when hubby stopped the car, the deer popped up his head and just starred at us so I grabbed my camera and took a picture from the car window, they were a far out in the field but I just loved how he was posing for the picture, as soon as I took it, he went back to eating :)
A dramatic sunset to end the day!
I still have about 400 pictures to look through, I took about 840 pictures, so I may have more to share.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!! Have a wonderful weekend!