The Paper Players PP364 – A Theme Challenge from Sandy

The Paper Players PP364 - A Theme Challenge from Sandy

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This week we have a theme challenge over at the Paper Players.  We are making cards with “Autumn Florals”.  I can say I feel ready to decorate my front doorstep but are gourds and pumpkins appropriate when it is 90 degrees out?  I am still getting used to Florida.

I think I used four different coloring methods  in this card. 1) the background is distressed in Peacock Feathers. 2) the bear is stamped, embossed and copic colored on Kraft. 3) the gourd, pumpkin and oak leaves are stamped and die cut from “sprayed” cardstock. I created two different sprayed sheets using Mister Huey’s and Heidi Swapp sprays, one with yellows, oranges and reds; the other with greens and gold. The sheets are lovely and metallic. Once die cut, some supplemental copic coloring was added for emphasis (e.g., pumpkin, berries). 4) the small leaf and acorns are watercolored.

Supplies: Essentials by Ellen Autumn Acorns, Essentials by Ellen Thankful, Essentials by Ellen All Inside, Essentials by Ellen Gourd, Versafine, Hero Arts embossing powder, Distress ink, Copics, Mister Huey’s and Heidi Swapp sprays, Kurtake watercolors, Kraft, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Wink of Stella

I also submitted this card to Ellen Hutson’s Pinsights Challenge.



  1. sandym says:

    Oh Eliz, this is just adorable! That little bear is so sweet nestled in his autumn garden. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  2. Jan Clothier says:

    Wow – this beauty is quite the study in colouring techniques but it all works seamlessly. I’ll bet that the sprayed sheets look fabulous in real life. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  3. Nance Leedy says:

    What a sweet card and I love these colors. The sprayed papers are gorgeous and perfect for autumn. In FL, paper rafting is the only way we get fall LOL…Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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