Monday, August 27, 2018

Ellen Hutson - spring into Fall!

There is certainly not a bit of the Fall feeling in our hot and muggy air today … but I'm ready for it!  My projects are, too!

Here are a few ideas for transitioning into Fall with the help of a few of my favorite Leading Ladies!

Let's take Baker Lady to the Apple Orchard … you do know she bakes an awesome pie, right?  For Card 1, I've used a natural, less white cardstock, and I've stamped the sentiment and images in brown - another fun way to bring Autumn into your craft room.  Copic-coloring images on that natural paper is fun, too.

Can't see the difference?  Here she is on white, stamped in black jack ink ... and isn't it sweet that she's borrowed those little  apples, and leaves from Cozy Lady?  They do play so well together!

Now, I know the difference is subtle, but to me, there is something 'warmer' about the feel of that primitive white.

Here's another … this time, I've used Cozy Lady - who LOves Autumn as much as I do, and those last few blooms in the garden!  Here I've stamped my Lady, and her blooms on white cardstock, which kind of makes them stand out a bit on the natural.

Hope you are enjoying these 'dog days' of Summer, and looking forward to Autumn crafting, too! 

Thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele

Card 1:
EBE Baker Lady and dies
apples from Cozy Lady
Catherine Pooler brown Ink: Icing on the Cake
EBE Plant Ladies Say
Card 2:
Catherine Pooler Ink: Black Jack
Leaves from Cozy Lady
Card 3:
EBE Cozy Lady and dies
EBE Pattern Play
EBE Plant Ladies Say


Tracey McNeely said...

All lovely cards Michele! I love how you made her change with the seasons and colouring on 'natural' does give a different feel. It has cooled down a tad here in the last week, but it's still summer. The leaves know what it coming because you can see a bit of yellow and orange if you look up high really close.

Cat Craig said...

I love your cards and the progression Michele. Wonderful fall cards. The apples and the leaves floating about are whimsical and fun. Your last summer blooms do stand out. You rocked your cards as usual.

I am still fighting the seasonal move. I have a few more summer cards to create. And it is hot and muggy here.

Lisa Elton said...

There is definitely a warm feeling to the natural cardstock and brown ink! These are pretty Michele and bring a glimmer of hope for cooler apple weather! Enough with the heat and humidity already!

Christine Alexander said...

love all the images of the apple and flower women :) I often use the more neutral off white with watercolour paper.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful work, Michele. Great idea to use a bit different white to help establish the change in season. Adds a subtle touch. Your ladies are absolutely lovely! :)

Bobby said...

I do love the softness of the off-white paper, Michele.

Sharron said...

Fabulous!! After our wonderful weather on our trip, I am so not liking the heat and humidity! Your cards are such joys! The off-white works great with those perfect fall colors. Is her plaid a bit of paper piecing?

conil said...

Love these cards, the leading ladies are so fun. Unfortunately, brown is not a color to gravitate to...perhaps that's why I don't want Summer to end.

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous fall cards, Michele! I love how you chose brown and off-white with the apples, and how you colored all of the images! You certainly know how to showcase all of the Leading Ladies, my friend!

Brenda said...

Well know, these leading ladies play well with their accessories! I love both of the cards done in the vanilla and white, but the vanilla one does indeed look warmer-more fall like with the brown stamping. Delightfully done Michele! I also love the last card, the sentiment is beautiful as well. Hugs, Brenda

lostinpaper said...

ooh, these girls are fabulous!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of both kinds of white cards and showing the difference. I love the warm feeling of the natural white cardstock and brown ink too, especially for a fall card.
The line threads are a nice organic touch! You colored two of them, right? Hideko xx

Ivana Camdzic said...

Michele, these are delightful!!! I love your coloring - their sweet outfits make me long for cooler days spent in the garden or orchard...Will be upon us soon! And the tip about using more seasonal tones like brown and ivory - such great advice! I'm slowly shifting my stash and looking forward to more earthy hues!

Anita in France said...

Lovely storytelling, Michele ... what a fabulous post ... and brilliant cards with wonderful scenes to go with it! Apple pie ... yuuuuum! Hugs, Anita :)