Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Signs of Fall -- for Creative Inspirations Paint

Hello, my crafty friends.  The signs of Fall are everywhere -- cooler temperatures, falling leaves, geese flying over.  The inspiration for this card happened on the last motorcycle ride of the season (always a sad affair, putting the Harley away for the winter).  A male pheasant strutted across the road, forcing us to slow almost to a stop.  At the time, I was trying to think of an idea for my husband's birthday card.  Aha! I thought to myself, "he LOVES pheasants!"  I was also inspired by the beauty of the turning leaves on that ride.  So, I combined the two themes into one card:

The hardest part of the card was finding a pheasant stamp. I found this one at Digi Stamps For Joy.  I colored the stamped image with Copic Markers, then fussy cut it.  The leaves are stamped images from the Unity Sentiment Kit, "Grateful Hearts".  After stamping the images, I colored them with various Creative Inspirations Paints, then fussy cut them.  The green leaf was stamped with Close to My Heart Olive ink, then painted with Green Olive CIP.  The red leaf was stamped with CTMH Barn Red ink, then painted with CIP Rustic Red (on sale!!!). The orange leaf was stamped with CTMH Terracotta ink, then painted with CIP Raw Sienna (on sale!!).
I used Imaginisce designer paper for the background, and the wooden flag is from Unity Stamp Company. The small piece of twine is from my stash.
I just love the shimmer and shine in this paint! You've spent enough time admiring my pheasant, go get some of that Creative Inspirations Paint that's on sale!