Today is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I’m still in love with all things fall! Apparently my little friend Newton is too and I pulled out Autumn Newton to color today.
Fall in Virginia is my favorite season and we are finally really entering the season. About time! It seemed late to arrive this year. I love apples and pumpkins and oh do I love the leaves! I used some of the local fall things as inspiration for my colors (See the spotty gourd? My friend had a picture of one like that so I had to include it!) The leaves next to the card are from my yard and I used those colors as a start for my leaf coloring.
I thought that using my Winsor and Newton watercolor paints would be the perfect way to color this. Something about how the paints layers that ink doesn’t makes it great for blending colors and layering texture. I used Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper….one of my favorites. While the stamp set has wonderful sentiments, I leaned on one of my go-to phrases from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set. I thought it fit this sweet image wonderfully! I cut a the image layer shape with the Snow Globe Shaker Dies for a fun and different look.
I’m also linking this in to the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge….more gorgeous fall loveliness. I hope you enjoy this autumn extra today! Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!! See you tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamp: Autumn Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Verafine Onyx Black; Paper: Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Wood Textures DSP (Stampin’ Up); Accessories: Big Shot, Autumn Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snow Globe Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, Silver Paint Brush, Winsor and Newton Paints, Daniel Smith Paints, Burlap Ribbon (SU ret)