Hi everyone! We have a super new challenge for you at Color My Heart this week!
Grab your Sunset and Buttercup Close to My Heart colors (or similar if you don't have them) and get creating with the Autumn hues of Babycakes! The neutrals in this great paper packet are Chocolate, Slate, and Colonial White, so I went with those as well.
This color combo was particularly difficult for me at first, because I have been in Christmas creativity mode since Halloween! I used a tried and true method of getting inspired by looking for a sketch...and chose this week's Mojo Monday 318.
I have wanted an excuse to use this gorgeous reindeer image from the Close to My Heart Artbooking Collection on a creation, and the time was NOW! That not only helped me keep my Christmas connection, but also became a great way to highlight one of my favorite new products--the wood grain washi tape included in the Party Washi Tape 3-pack featured in our new Holidays from the Heart Brochure! :)
I simply placed strip after strip of the washi over a piece of Colonial White CS and folded the ends over. I then adhered it to my cardbase with my foam tape. I now had the perfect foundation.
I pulled out a retired stamp set, Autumn Splendor, to make two leaves using Buttercup, Sunset, and Chocolate Inks. That hauntingly barren tree in the background is a second generation Slate ink image from the Always Grateful My Acrylix.
Again, for a hint of Christmas coming, I added a silver jingle bell to the Verve Ribbon at the top of the tag feature. I simply could not resist adding a sparkle star from the Sparkle Holiday Shapes. These are a limited time item, so grab them soon if you want some! My apologies in advance if I take them ALL! ;)
Finally, I needed a sentiment. The font from the Perfect Fit Thanksgiving My Acrylix is stunning to say the very least. I thought it would be perfect to tie the Autumn/Winter themes together. Thanksgiving has always meant Fall's last hurrah around here, ushering in the Winter holidays.
I am really pleased that I didn't freeze up when I was not sure which direction to go with this particular challenge. Do you ever use sketches to get your creative juices flowing? If not, give it a try! It can take you from "huh?" to "YES!" in no time at all! :)
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