Dynamic Duos #26

Wow, how time has flown.  We have reached the last Saturday in October.  With it, brings a new color challenge at Dynamic Duos. This posting is bittersweet….sadly it is the last posting for the current design team…yet I am so excited to see the new design team coming on next week.  Please be sure and join us this week for our monochromatic color challenge featuring More Mustard and so Saffron.  I chose Goldrush and Buttercup from Close to My Heart with brown and colonial white as my neutrals.

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Sweet Sunday.

My leaf is stamped in Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento onto watercolor paper.  I then colored my image with watercolor pencils and blending with a waterbrush.  After my image dried, I turn my image over and ran a stylus over the leaf image.  In person, my leaf image is popped slightly off the card by the dry embossing.  It adds just a slight bit of dimension to the card.  I achived  my woodgrain background, by inking up my woodgrain embossing folder with goldrush ink and then embossing onto goldrush cardstock.  This gives you a slight tone on tone look.  It adds so much more to your card than simply dry embossing.

I stamped the same leaf image onto the inside of the card in second generation ink, masking off the sentiment.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

A1130 Bountiful Season

D1283 Say It In Style

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

1243 Goldrush Cardstock

1271 Buttercup Cardstock

Early Espresso Cardstock-SU

Watercolor Paper-Archivers

Z2123 Goldrush Ink

Rich Cocoa Ink-Memento

3505 Watercolor Pencils


Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Woodgrain Embossing Folder-SU

Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

DRS Designs-Autumn Greetings

Inky Impressions-Fall

Pattie’s Creations-Autumn

Penny’s Challenges-Ribbon/Buttons

Simon Says Stamp-Autumn Leaves

Stamp N Doodle-Ribbon/Twine

Wags N Whiskers-Fall

20 thoughts on “Dynamic Duos #26”

  1. Beautiful card! and excellent job hi-lighting all the lovely details of your card. Thanks for the link to Dynamic Duos–I may give it a try this week, time permitting.

  2. Hi Allisa,
    This is a bittersweet week indeed! Thank you so much for your hard work, gorgeous cards and lovely comments!

  3. What's a beautiful leaf Allisa, love the flourishes behind it! It's been fun being on the team with you, I'll still be around for a visit!

  4. wow, this is gorgeous!! I thought you had a real leaf on this!! Your coloring is spectacular! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

  5. Totally delightful Allisa! Love all the design elements you used. Been lovely working with you and thank you for your comments on my blog, very much appreciated.

  6. The leaf is gorgeous – it positively glows! Perfectly backed with the burlap! Even though we are through with our terms on the design team – you hold a permanent place in my Google Reader – AND as my CTMH supplier (can't wait for the Stamp of the Month in December!)


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