Artisan Design Team – August 2022 – Fond of Autumn Bundle

Hello! For this month’s Artisan Project I got to work with the Fond of Autumn Bundle! Autumn and Spring happens to be my two favourite seasons! The in between seasons! Not too hot or too wet in Perth – just perfect! My other reason for loving these seasons are the colours to come with them! This time of year I get to play with deep, rich Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss, Early Espresso and all the other Autumn colours included in Stampin’Up!’s colour palette!

Such a beautiful bundle!

(Click on the images below for a supply list and instructions)

I decided to keep it clean and simple – I wanted to let the Autumn colours shine!

Tip! Instead of using StazOn ink with watercolouring, I stamp my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then add Clear Heat embossing over the images to make it waterproof. This way all the colours are contained in their area and it adds shine and texture to the image! For this technique I use my Stamparatus for perfect placement.

I always start with a light wash of watercolour, leave it to dry (or use a Heat Tool) and then add deeper, more concentrated colour to add shadows. Don’t be scared to leave some White space for highlights!
Oh what a beautiful backdrop the Merry Merlot card base creates for Autumn Colours!

Instead of stamping the full image twice, I stamped only part of it twice on to two separate strips of Shimmery White cardstock before watercolouring and die cutting the images.

I had so much fun creating a coordinating belly band for the Envelope Treat Box!

Because I just couldn’t help myself and wanted to play with a different colour palette, I made one more card!

Blackberry Bliss cardstock has the most luxurious look to it!
Which one is your favourite? Merry Merlot or Blackberry Bliss?

The Fond of Autumn Bundle includes so much more and if you want more inspiration for it, you will find over on Facebook (@stampinup) or on Instagram you can find it under the following handles @stampinupofficial, @stempelfantasie, @creativechelsey, @simplyfairies_kimfee, @thecreativeteacup!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Let me know your favourite season and why in the comments!

Happy stamping!

Melodie XX

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