Saturday, September 7, 2019

September Friends of Unity Blog Hop ~ Autumn Colors

Hello, friends! And welcome to our Friends of Unity September Blog Hop!

This months cue is all about Autumn Colors. There is something so magical about all the various colors of Autumn. So rich and vibrant! So enchanting and inviting! I am ready, as I know you are!

I thought pumpkin and leaves would be perfect for this months cards. If we were living at our Arkansas farm I would have pumpkins everywhere and I would never rake my leaves. Unless, of course it was for the grandbabies to jump in. :)


Help us in warmly welcoming Dawn Bryson and Alaine Tanner to our FOU faimly! So so happy and excited to have them as part of our team!

This first card is using Angie Blom's Pumpkin Patch Border. I truly stretched my coloring on this one by using a light blue on some of the pumpkins. I absolutely love the result! I honestly think this is one of my absolute favorite colorings I've ever done.




I used Stampin Up's Stampin Write brush pens. A friend from church graciously gave them to me and Oh how I love them! There is a beautiful blue grey that I colored the blue pumpkins with. Often I will use that color to shade also. Do you shade around your images to make them pop? I especially love to on all of the cluster borders that Angie creates.


 This next card was honestly a last minute decision. And by last minute I mean, last night. Ha.
It wasn't the vision I had, but I like it. The corner cut was inspired by a card Julissa had made recently. (What an amazing talent she is.)

 This leaf, from the set Obsessively GratefuI, is perfect for repeat stamping. I love everything Graciellie Designs creates and this one is no exception.

 I love all the colors of fall, but green is definitely my favorite. Especially olive green like the paper under the panel.


I'm obsessed with all the splatters! It is so fun to splatter various colors and see how they'll fall. My husband was changing the bulb in my ceiling fan and noticed my splatter box. He was clueless and quite confused about what I have been doing. Haha. I think he assumes I'm a messy painter. Lol

 We all need to share photos of our splatter boxes! Oh my gosh that would be awesome!

 Here are the details in creating this card:

  1. First, I repeat stamped the leaf onto an A2 size piece of Bristol Smooth and loosely watercolored them with Altenew watercolors.
  2.  After the watercolor dried I splattered the panel with various Picket Fence liquid watercolors drying with my heat gun after each color.
  3. Once the splatters dried I ran the panel through my Gemini with a scallop edge border die from MFT. I also had a piece of the olive green cardstock underneath so that I could use the cut off as shown.
  4. The sentiment from the set Sweetness is heat embossed in black onto a piece of vellum. (Although it looks brown in this light photo.) I wrapped it around the top panel securing to the back with scotch tape.
  5. I popped the panel up onto an A2 card base using an 1/8 in foam tape by Brutus Monroe. The green cardstock is also popped up, but using the smaller 1/16 in foam tape, also by Brutus Monroe.

When I held my last card class I made up several of these heat embossed sentiments on vellum. It is so nice to have them in my stash when I am pressed for time!

Do you see the beautifully embossed floral in the green cardstock? I bought this paper pack long ago from Michaels and absolutely love the different designs on each piece. I wish I could recall the name of the pack. I've not been able to find it since.

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
There is a "follow" button up a bit and to the right. --->
Not the follow by email, it's up just a bit from it. Thank you so much!
It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog. I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  If you've not, please see the blog hop list at the bottom of this post and prepare to be inspired!

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with this hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.
Speaking of winners! Congratulations to Cindy Trudeau from my August blog! Cindy, thank you for such a sweet comment. :) Please contact me within 2 weeks for your wonderful prize!

 This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored. (Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.
The hop started with
Robyn
Dawn B.
Alaine
Kim
Dawn F.
Joyce
Jeanie
You are here! 
ME
I'm the final blog on the hop, but I hope you'll go back and visit all you may have missed!

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress over possible minor errors within. I appreciate you, friends! 





46 comments:

  1. The colors in that pumpkin card are amazing and the pop of splash teal on the last card give me all the feels. your cards are out of this world.

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    1. Dawn! What a compliment! It means so so much to me. Thank you!

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  2. Your Fall cards are
    so pretty and love
    the blue coloring
    you added.
    Carla from Utah

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  3. Bobbie Sue, I always find your posts so inspiring. Look at you with the blue pumpkins! I like it! I have to say that I too have been pleasantly surprised with the results when adding a random color to a design. I think it sets off all of the other colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Meg, you are always so complimenting and I appreciate you so much. This gray blue will be used often! 🤗

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  4. I love the light blue on the pumpkins too! Your coloring is amazing! Both cards are Fantastic!

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    1. I love this color! Definitely a new favorite. Thank you, friend!

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  5. Amazing cards, you have captured the blue/grey colour for the pumpkins perfectly

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  6. I love splatters, too! My box is plastic so it gets washed out after each use. lol I love all the different Fall colors you used for them. It's a pretty card. And the textured green cs is so lovely! And so is the pumpkin card; awesome coloring, my dear!!!

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  7. Love the softness of your cards!

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  8. Both cards are gorgeous, but I have to say I LOVE those light blue pumpkins!! So cool!

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  9. Your work Bobbie Sue is always beautiful! Thank you for the amazing fall inspiration!

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  10. Hi Bobbie Sue! These are beautiful! The first card with the light blue pumpkins has me saying, "wow!" It really pops against the traditional fall colors. Just perfect. Love the second card, too! Obsessively Grateful is one of my favorite sets. Love the green embossed paper.

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  11. Your cards are just so amazing! I am especially loving your first card with the pumpkins! I really love the beautiful blue that you used to color three of your pumpkins! Really a very pretty choice!

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  12. Love your choice in colors and sentiments...

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  13. I LOVE the sentiments and the GORGEOUS backgrounds and way you did the splatters!

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  14. Fall is my favorite season and your cards capture that time of year perfectly. I love the gorgeously colored pumpkins and your splattered background on the leaf card.

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  15. Love both of your cards! The pumpkin border card is so beautifully colored and the green leaf card is so pretty... I really liked the flecks of color and the unique edge.

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  16. Beautiful cards! love the Pumpkin Patch Border stamp and the way you colored it! Great color combo! Pretty leaves and details on your second card also!

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  17. Absolutely love the blue pumpkins--that is just so dramatic with the other colors!

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  18. Oh the pale blue paired with the orange pumpkins is such a great combination. Your coloring is awesome and I love the large sentiment!

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  19. These are both gorgeous Bobbie Sue!!! But your cards from last year were stunning too, LOL

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  20. Both cards turned out absolutely beautiful. I love the blue/grey pumpkins, always wondered why everyone colored them orange. Your second card was amazing also.I love the way it just popped into your head. Good job.

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  21. I love the way you made two of the pumpkins white in your card design. It's unexpected and beautiful

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  22. Love the way you colored the pumpkins your cards turned out great❤️

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  23. Love how those blue pumpkins turned out. :)

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  24. Fall is my favorite cardmaking season. Here in Florida, we don't see alot of change. So I love it when I can use the fall colors. Bobbie Sue .. you have been a great inspiration to me in my cardmaking. You always amaze me how you make it look so easy. You are quite the inspiration for many. BTW. The blue is gorgeous!

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  25. I always love your cards, and these are no exception! Just beautiful!

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  26. Fab splats. Always love a good splat. That pumpkin border is gorgeous. Love your cards. Hugz

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  27. Blue pumpkins - although I've seen them I'd never think of coloring them! Love the splatters on the second card. Although I keep my splat box under my work table, I'm frequently too lazy (or forgetful) to dig it out. Great cards!

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  28. So very talented! Lovely colors and I’m not an autumn crazy lover like so many others. Love the blue pumpkins especially!

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  29. Love the cards. My favorite is the blue and orange pumpkins. Those two colors are just popping so much together.

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  30. I like the addition of the blue pumpkins to the pumpkin frame and I like the leaf card design and splatters.

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  31. Just wonderful cards, my friend! LOVE all the pumpkins and blue for white pumpkins turned out amazing! It's just stunning and screams Fall! Gonna case that idea, for sure. Love it! And your second card is amazing too with all those leaves and splatters of fall. Great designs. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  32. I love the blue on the pumpkins as it is so unexpected but looks so great in the mix. That corner cut on the other card is also a wonderful way to make it stand out.

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  33. I absolutely love these cards!!!!!!! Thanks so much for making my stamps look so pretty!!!! Love ya!

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  34. I love your cards!. I need to remember to try your shading trick around my border stamps - I love the look it gave to your first card. Also need to play with splattering more - it looks fabulous on your second card!

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  35. Oh Bobbie! I just love your cards! I am HOOKED on Autumn! I also have been planning to do some blue pumpkins; they are so beautiful, & yours are gorgeous! I too am a goner for olives! You might appreciate the olive (& the rest!!!) in "DCWV Bright Metallics" paper stack. Trust me!! Plus I have to say I LOVE the way you used multiple colors of splatter (that's my favorite card - I LOVE the colors!!). I've never done it so I don't have a splatter box, but I hope you pursue that I idea! It would be so fun to see every ones! Hugs for a beautiful Autumn :) Wendy

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  36. Awesome creations, Miss Lady!! So much YEAH!!!

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  37. I love both of these! Fall cards are my favorite!

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