Sunday, September 4, 2011

Autumn Greetings

Good morning!
There is still time to get in on the Sweet November September Sneaks candies... just scroll down a bit. :)

So last week Jenny of Sister Stamps, asked me if I could do a video on how I color up an image in sepia tones. I was more than happy to share my process so I decided to ink up little Kiyomi from Sister Stamp's first release to create a cool, kinda vintage looking fall scene. I altered her a bit by wiping away the butterfly she is chasing in the original image and stamping in some leaves instead. Then I also added a tree in the background to complete Kiyomi's 'home'. The video of me actually coloring her up can be seen here or on Color Me Copic. :)

When it came time to put the card all together I decided to go monochromatic with it as well. Though I couldn't resist using some sparkly glitter paper and other glittery touches to dazzle it up a bit. ;)
The mood of this card is really suiting me right now as the nights are cooling dramatically and that turn towards autumn weather has definitely arrived. Have I mentioned that fall is my favorite season lately? LOL

Ok, time for me to go get ready for work... I hope that all my US friends are enjoying the long weekend! :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Reminisce (bronze glitter)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Kiyomi), The Greeting Farm (Wishing tree), October Afternoon (leaves), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz antique linen distress, Colorbox dark brown
Prima leaves
ribbon
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E30, E31, YR20
hair- E33, E35, E37, YR24
clothes- E50, E51, E53, E37, E35, YR24, YR20, E33
ground- E57, E59

44 comments:

Janine said...

ooooooo aaaaaahhh
love the colourcombo!!!
sweet little girl, so pretty

Sussie said...

Very cute fall card!
The little girl is so sweet!
Have a nice day!

Maria Therese said...

Love the mono card ♥ pretty colorings too♥

*Successful* said...

What charm! Mine favourite colors! Very lovely card!

Trina said...

I need to finish watching that video b/c this came out beautifully!

RiNNE said...

Beautiful card!! Ooooh, I've done b/w but haven't done sepia..thanks for the tutorial! I love that glittery paper and that stamp is so very cute! It's getting cooler here at night as well!

copilarim said...

i love the little girl you've used!!! your work is magical

hugs
rux

Astrid said...

I have seen your video earlyer, and the card you make is gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

Mags said...

Oh how lovely! Those leaves are fantastic! Thanks for the video, too!

luv, Mags x

corry'kaart said...

wat een mooie kaart en dat meisje is een echt schatje,geweldig mooi en leuk
groetjes van corry

Hlora said...

Очень красивая японская девочка! Просто поразительно, как хороша! )))

Леди Осень said...

Замечательная осенняя открытка! Очень красиво подобраны оттенки!
С теплом, Елена

Mariska said...

I've watched your coloring tutorial on this one and found it very inspiring and I love the card you've created with this pretty image. Gorgeous!!!

xxx
Mariska

Cindy H. said...

This card came out so cute!! I loved watching you color her. All the finishing touches you've added to this card, well, just fabulous!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Cute creation dear.

bearkis said...

Творба в прекрасни тонове,обожавам есента!!!

Tanya said...

Oh I love it! And that stamp, oh she is adorable!

gobeagirl said...

Goodmorning my friend. This turned out absolutely gorgeous! I love the shadow on the ground. You are so good at the details on your scenes. I so agree with you about fall. Our weather has dropped considerably in the pm and eary am. My little old lady next door has a fire going this morning and I am so ready all of a sudden to jump on the Fall train. lol.. Have a great day at work. Hugs, Lisa

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Stunning card! I love the colours, possibly because I'm an autumn gal myself.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow this is fabulous Amy!!

Creations by Shirl said...

TFS - Amy!
You are always amazing and generous to share so many talents of yours to others... I really admire you for that...
Have a great Sunday...
Hugs to you my friend!

Lorraine said...

oh this is so sweet i llove it hun xx

Mimi said...

Beautiful card Amy! The sepia tones turned out fabulous, just like you said, perfect for fall! Thanks ffor sharing your amazing talent on video! Enjoy the long weekend! ;)

kris said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!! i love love love!!!!! Thanks for the tut, you make it look so easy to do... going on my list of things to "try"!! Have a beautiful day!!

teachU14 said...

How beautiful!!! Love this card =)

Юлика said...

It's great! and the girl is so touchful

Kerry said...

Amy, this is stunning!!! L-O-V-E it to pieces!!!

yvon said...

Wow, gorgeous work, what a sweet little girl.
Hugs, Yvon

squiggle7 said...

Amazing colouring! Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for the link to the video :)

Emma

SannaS said...

beautiful.... =)
hugs, SannaS

Celina said...

So cute! I love the sparkle!

Domka said...

I's so sweet! My ount is Japaneese and I love it!

Rachel said...

Beautiful!! I don't normally like monochromatic cards BUT I love this! She's adorable!! Love the sparkle! (I love fall,too. :) )

Islander Girl said...

OMG, love how you made this an "autumn themed" card!!! So creative!!!

sweet said...

This card is amazing!!! And thanks for the tutorial. Can always find inspiration from you. OK, I gotta go practice...Bye!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! The image is so sweet and the colours are so soft and gentle. I like the leaf and the glitter paper!
Thanks for sharing! :)

CraftyLoops said...

Amy this is truly stunning. The colours are beautiful. Im off to see the video. Thanks for doing one by the way. Lee x

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is so wonderful! I love the monochromatic feel as well as the nature.

donna mikasa said...

I enjoyed your sepia coloring tutorial and was wondering when we were going to see the card! Love the finishing touches and all the yummy brownness!

Leanne said...

Hi Amy,
I loved your tutorial on sepia coloring and to see the finished project is awesome!! Love the scene you created and Kiyomi looks like she's having a lot of fun chasing the leaves. Love the mono tone to your card, especially the clouds and that wonderful tree! Gorgeous accents, really cute card!
Happy Monday!! :)

Marley said...

Beautiful card! The clouds look amazing and the image is so great! Awesome coloring again.. Well although it is a autumn card, I still hope we are getting some good summer days in the Netherlands cause we almost had no sun this year =(
Hugs,Marley

Priyanka Datta said...

wonderful..love the color..
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Sue W said...

Your video was great and this is such a cute little image!

Shirley N said...

Thanks for another great video Amy! Beautiful card!