We start a new challenge at Pile It On today and we have a fun palette of autumn colors for our theme (see below.) Digital Delights is our sponsor and they generously provided images for the DT to use. As it happens, I have quite a collection of Digital Delights digis so I used "Pilgrim Boy" and "Pilgrim Girl" from my own collection and then added the sentiment which was provided to the team members.
Our wonderful color combo...
...and below is my card.
There really was no place on either of these partially pre-colored images to use that lovely olive green color so I used my linen folder to emboss some olive CS, cut it to size, and punched the corners. The image piece was die cut with a set from Spellbinders, as was the dark brown mat (I know it looks black in the photo, but it really is brown as is the narrow ribbon.)
After I got it all layered together, including the ribbons, bow, and pearls in the one corner (all from my stash!), the olive green CS just wasn't working. I dug through my ProMarkers, found a lovely light olive green shade and colored in her apron. I also punched a few leaves from the olive CS and layered them on top of the image. Instantly, the olive CS fit right in!
It's amazing what a little bit of added color can do. I know it makes her look very different from the way a traditional Pilgrim girl is pictured in all white, black and gray, but in this case, the overall design works better. :-D
Autumn and all the upcoming holidays are rushing toward us at a pace faster than I care to see. I have a solid start on all my holiday cards so I think I'll be done by the end of November. Which is a good thing because the amount of time I spend away from my cozy home during December means that the crafty time is much reduced. For now, I'd be delighted to see you playing along with us at Pile It On, and remember, that means pile on those challenges! Happy Stamping. NanaConnie