Friday, October 20, 2017

Autumn hello

I realized recently that part of why I haven't made cards in forever is that I was trying to design my own and generally being unhappy with the results.  So I decided to find cards I liked that others had made and copy them.  "Quit trying to reinvent the wheel."

This card is a compilation of at least 4 sources of inspiration.

1. Case This Sketch #244, for the general layout.
3. Unfortunately, a blogger I don't know and can't remember to credit.  Someone posted a tutorial about new SU alcohol pens in which they colored leaves on Kraft paper.  I liked her colors so much that I copied the idea with my Copics.
4. My all-time favorite card designer, Andrea Ewen.  Sadly, she disappeared from the blogosphere quite some time ago.  I miss her beautiful creations and I worry that something awful might have happened. Pinterest has lots of her cards and I've pinned a good number of them because they are each a work of art.  

Here is the sketch from Case This Sketch. I started with a literal interpretation in a clean and simple card, but that evolved considerably!

Here is my card.  I had a lot of fun making this!

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