Hello friends and followers and welcome to Magpieheaven! Time does seem to fly these days! There's a new challenge at Country View Crafts, a great supplier of all kinds of craft goodies, and suddenly it's Autumn, which means lots of birthdays in our family! My brother-in-law's comes first and it has a way of sneaking up on me, so once again I was late and I needed to make him a card fast! I don't know if it's because his birthday falls at this time of year, but Ian loves the Autumn and Autumn colours so I got out my stash and gathered all the layers that reminded me of this season of 'mists and mellow fruitfulness'. I think I tried to evoke the mists rather than the fruitfulness and that mix of winter and summer in early Autumn skies.
Now I was going to layer my paint as well as layering my papers. I chose a selection of Fresco Finish Paints by Paper Artsy: Sage, Hey Pesto, Tinned Peas, Butternut, Snowflake, Mermaid and Chocolate Pudding. I blended tiny spots of colour onto the card using the reverse side of a piece of Ranger Cut and Dry foam and sanded back until I had the effect I wanted. This is a technique demonstrated by Leandra on the Paper Artsy blog HERE. I edged my card first with some Chocolate Pudding and then with Treasure Gold. I then stamped a quirky image from a 'Lost Coast' stamp, which echoed the idea of time from my Washi border.
Country View Crafts competition Layers. Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my quick layered card.