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)
Welcome to the last of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs. I’m sure you have been waiting to see what Newton would be up to this month and we finally get to share! He is getting ready for Fall!! I knew I loved that kitty!
I have been getting a little push back from a certain calico I know that there have not been any Kate’s in my Newton release repertoire lately. I tried to tell her that calico orange is difficult to match with other colors, especially in spring and summer palettes. I was rewarded with a sprinkling of kitty glitter (cat fur) all over everything to prove the error of my ways. Thankfully, “calico” matches fall perfectly so here she is. Kate playing in the leaves!! After stamping in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I colored the image on the Bristol paper using my Zig Clean Color Markers. I used a couple of shades of each color to mimic the shading on the leaves we get in our yard every autumn. To created the card, I used a sheet from my old This and That books from SU. These were smash styled scrapbooks that have awesome prints. In a recent crafty cleanup, I found one of the books and removed all the pages that were unused “just in case”. I totally LOVE it as a layer here!! I put some corrugated kraft paper underneath and added a little twine under Kate (Newton). Now I’m all ready to start feeling a little of the crisp cool air of autumn in Virginia (my favorite season here!). And you know the deal by now….you can win this set for free (it really is a great part of release week!).
Would you like to win the “Autumn Newton” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday August 17th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week. Your kind comments are always a highlight of my week. Have an amazing day! Stamp: Autumn Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper: Strathmore Bristol, Corrugated Paper (SU Retired), This and That DSP (SU Retired); Accessories: Big Shot, Autumn Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Linen Thread, Mini Dimensionals
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