Monday, September 12, 2011

Splitcoast CAS Sketch: Autumn Thanks

Today's Splitcoast Clean and Simple challenge is a sketch. 

I have had this image colored and sitting on my desk for weeks.  I just never quite got around to using it.  It fits the sketch perfectly!

I don't use watercolor crayons very often and I don't know why.  I always bring them out for fall leaves and I love the look.  The colors are quite rich - I simply drew a crayon line with various colors around the inside edge of the stamp.  Then I used a aquabrush to apply water and move the pigment around.

Also wanted to share a typical scene at my house.  This is my teenager messing with my poor cat.  The cat was sleeping so soundly, he stayed with the dishes on him for half an hour!!  Living in a household of boys and men is not always easy!

  • Stamps: sentiment from Papertrey's Flower Fusion, leaf stamp unknown - looks like Stampendous? (FYI: I take all of my rubber off the wood, then I use Aleene's Tack It Over and Over on the back so they cling to acrylic blocks.  I stamp each stamp into a three-ring binder and include the brand name - this stamp is stamped but I didn't include a brand)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Old Olive CS, Pumpkin and Daffodil dsp
  • Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up watercolor crayons in Old Olive, Pumpkin, Mustard, Cajun, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Taffeta, Creations Unlimited Teddy Bear Embossing Powder, misc leaf punch and gems


  1. Looks like your cat is quite used to being teased! :)

    I don't know why I don't use my watercolor crayons more either. Guess I forget they're in my cabinet! :) Your autumn card is beautiful! Great use of today's CAS sketch!!!

  2. Isn't it fun when you have a design done that fits a challenge? Beautifully colored leaves and the embossing on the background and single leaf at the bottom make it really special.

  3. Cute picture with the cat!

    Lovely autumnal card, the leaves are beautifully coloured. x

  4. I do like the soft effect you get with the watercolour pencils. The leaves are really lovely - and I do like the words on the inside.

    Your poor cat - kids!!!

  5. Another beauty, Kim! And ... I do sympathize with you! You + boys??? Definitely would have it's frustrating moments. At least I have a little more balance here! (3 daughters - one married - plus 2 sons!) Hugs xxaxx

  6. A really pretty seasonal card Kim, your water-colouring looks brilliant too :)
    I can never get on with the pencils very well. Lol at your cat, he looks very tolerant !
    Jenny x


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