Thursday, August 20, 2009

Autumn is Here & Blog Candy too!

Here we are!! Preview day for the second release of the Victoria Case for SCACD Hearts & Hugs Collection! This is Autumn. I love her sassy boots and her sweet expression!

For today's card I used last week's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers SC241. Here's the sketch:

I started off by stamping Autumn in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Did some highlighting with the Ranger white gel pen when all the coloring was done. The paper colors are So Saffron, Taken With Teal and Chocolate Chip. Put on some ribbon and one of the uber-sparkly and fun Petaloo Dazzlers flowers to some zing.

It didn't quite look finished so I added Kaisercraft rhinestone accents up in the corner. Since the teal colored rhinestones I had didn't quite match Autumn, I made my own custom-colored ones! I took the Copic marker that I used to color the image and colored on the Diamond rhinestones (the clear ones). Alcohol markers will color on the plastic with no problem and dry permanently - viola, instant color-coordination. It's one of my favorite tricks for all types of embellishments!

Be sure to visit all of the DT blogs to see what they have created - see if you can spot ALL EIGHT of the new images!!

Jennifer Greco (that's me!)

Of course if you haven't already done so, head over to the store blog, Follow Your Heart, and enter to win the amazing blog candy that Susana is offering up! Then the fun continues tomorrow, as these new little darlings will be available at the Susana's Custom Art and Card Design online store first thing in the morning so set your alarm!

See you tomorrow!

8 people made my day!:

TERIBERI said...

Jen your card is fabulous!!! Love all the fall colors and the image is adorable!!! I will miss you but will keep stalking your blog!!! Hugs, T

Maria Matter said...

So pretty Jennifer! Love these colors and that 'dazzling' flower!
Such a great card!!
Blessings, Maria

Susan said...

Oh, Jen, she's just perfect! I love fall and the colors and you captured them perfectly. Love the sketch and am going to have to use it soon! What a great tip on the rhinestones! I thought it would only work with Baubles! Love, adore her!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Juls said...

love this card so much! especially the blue sparkly flower!

Danni said...

Super cute!! Love the teal boots, fun!!

My Paper Adventures said...

Oh, she's super cute, Jennifer!! LOVE your color choice and that Petaloo flower matches beautifully!

Dianne said...

You brought Autumn to life. Makes you wish autumn would hurry up and get here. Beautiful job.

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's such a cutie Jennifer--love the colors & layout too! Wonderful!

hugz,
Suzanne