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ChrysanthemumThoughtsJE

I know it's not very "autumn-like", but how can you resist this combo of warm orange tones and lime green?   The focal image is matted with a piece of paprika, and the gorgeous Petite Damask is from our new line of Shimmer Couture Papers–photos really don't do this paper, and the way it reflects light, enough justice.  Pop into your LSS to see (and pet, LOL!) it up close and personal.

The Open Chrysanthemum (I illustrated that one! *grin*) is fun to color and shade–I stamped it in brown, and used Copics in Golden Yellow, and Salmon Red, and then used Apricot to blend between the two colors–I like the effect.  I didn't do a completely "smooth" blend, so if you were to see it up close, you'd see the shading effects resemble watercolor quite nicely–love that!  Yellow Green and Pale Olive were used on the stem and leaf–kind of an unlikely combination that works, but, only if you do blend the two.  Highlighted some of the petals with Orange Stickles.

The circular sentiment piece was stamped using the Monogram Frames Set (I designed that one, too! *more grins*). I deliberately designed most of the circular frames in the set to fit within a 1.5" circle punch–we all love when things fit punches, eh?!  Our Clear Circle Epoxy Stickers fit perfectly right over the top, or you could do what I did here, and use a Chocolate Pearl to simulate a pearly brad–look Ma'!  No prongs!  *chortle*

I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to emboss the white card–I think it added the perfect texture to the whole design.

Now that the days are becoming more grey around here, I'm having to practice my photography with the new camera I got over the summer .  It's been . . . "challenging" . . . trying to get the white balance to a level I'm pleased with, keep the colors true, and maintain sharpness, while shooting indoor on dreary days!  If at first you don't succeed, have some chocolate.  Then try again.  Right?!  *chuckle*  Hmmm, wonder what's left in the Halloween candy stash . . .

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12 Comments
  1. OOOOOoooh, I LOVE mums….and look at you – creating all of these cool new stamps!! But hey, they’re larger than the little mini-flower, sooooo MUCH easier to autograph…..!!! I love Autumn (especially Halloween), the cool (finally here in Sacramento!!) weather, the beautifully colored leaves and just that feel of hunkering down for Winter!!

  2. WOW. this one is a real show stopper.

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