The cooler air of Autumn brings along changes in the scenery as the familiar greenery turns into beautiful shades of golds, reds and browns. Children begin to talk with their new school mates about which costumes they'd prefer to wear when trick or treating on Halloween night. Some adults may enjoy disguising themselves to attend a masquerade ball.
Many of my favorite rubberstamped images are designed by fantasy artist Ching-Chou Kuik. This lovely Ching-Chou Kuik image, called Moonlight Whispering, by Sweet Pea Stamps, makes me think of Autumns of the past. She rests with her furry companion as she breaks for some fresh air before her departure to a masquerade ball. The ruffles of her strapless, satiny, ocean-toned dress will twist and swirl as she dances. She needs little embellishment as her matching gloves coordinate beautifully with her shimmering mask that will conceal her identity. This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled Moonlight Whispering image.
This Close To My Heart sentiment, from a stamp set called Autumn Splendor, with a few punched Marvy Uchida maple leaves painted with Diamond Stickles, provides simple embellishments that allow the beautiful floral pattern of daisyd's Autumn Collection paper to peek through.
This photo shows the completed card front and my use of Moonlight Whispering surrounded by vintage tones of autumn colors:
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers "Fall Colors" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Favorites" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Anything Goes" (here)
Stamp with Fun "Anything Goes" (here)
Anything Goes "Anything Goes" (here)
Paper Play "Autumn Leaves" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Fall Into Fall" (here)
Crafty Catz "Autumn" (here)
Crazy 4 Challenges "Halloween or Autumn" (here)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges "Vintage" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - YR23, R14, E07
dress, glove, mask - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
cat - T0, T6, T9, B37 (ears - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99; eyes - YR20, YR23, YR24)
foliage - YG91, YG95, YG99
outline shadow - C2, C3
airbrushed sky - BG72, BG78, YG93, YG97, BV17
airbrushed moon - YG21, YG93