Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of online friends, led by the fabby Ms Lydia, decided this would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches. As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list. We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists. Thanks for visiting us - grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy! Here is the full list of our blog hoppers today:
Now on to a little inspiration.... Today, I decided to go with, what I consider, a non-traditional Fall color scheme. I usually reserve blues for winter, but I saw this gorgeous DCWV paper and was inspired!! I combined this with a new to me fold that I found on Splitcoaststampers. It is called the Joy Fold. This was a lot of fun - so thanks for the tutorial Beate!
The little bit of brown paper peeking out is actually some divine SEI Velvet paper... The stamping is actually direct to rubber using my Copics (B95, B99). I colored directly onto the stamp and then spritzed a little rubbing alcohol on the stamp... I kind of like the result. It looks distressed. You can see in the close-ups that I stamped a leaf on the leaf die cut and sunflowers under the sentiment.
I also added some of the sunflowers on the inside of the second flap. They are in the lower right corner.. so there is still room for a handwritten message.
Speaking of autumn/fall... I am soooo happy that Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks :-) I always feel that life is just a bit better with a Venti 2 1/2 pumps Pumpkin Xtra Hot Chai Latte.. I know say that 3 times fast.... so what are your favorite fall treats? Leave me a comment on this post, by 8pm Mountain Time on Wednesday Sept 7th, with your favorite fall treat and you will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to one of my favorite stores... Paper and Such! I will do a random drawing and announce the winner on Thursday morning!
Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure that you continue on to the great projects that await you on Leslie's blog!