October Stock Your Stash (SYS) – Reverse Confetti

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It’s time for a new Stock Your Stash challenge!  And this month, Reverse Confetti is celebrating all things Thanksgiving and Friendship. How appropriate with the holiday season fast approaching. There is a new Stock Your Stash challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month. Enter your design between the 1 to 29th of the month on the Reverse Confetti blog. All you have to do is create a card or some other craft with your RC stash! You can enter as many times as you wish. At the end of the month a random winner is chose to win a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. Don’t forget to tag RC and use #SYSChallenge on social media!

If you remember my September card, I used the seasonal Tim Holtz mica sprays. Well, I used them again in different colors for a fall-inspired background. I love making inky backgrounds! To start, I ink smooshed several orange, red, and yellow distress inks and then sprayed with mica sprays Flickering Candle, Crooked Broomstick, and Jack-O-Latern. I added additional texture with water droplets and splatters from my acrylic gloss sprays. The background process is never precise. I just add a bunch of colors, dry between layers, and keep going until I like the final look. Or until I think I might ruin the background if I dare add any more ink, haha. 🙂

After inking and after the panel was completely dry, I gold heat embossed several apples using the Autumn Apple Cider stamp set. Next on a separate piece of watercolor paper, I gold heat embossed and watercolored a few images from the Autumn Apple Cider set. I used my Jane Davenport watercolor brush markers for some very simple coloring. After coloring, I die cut the images with the coordinating Confetti Cuts. The sentiment is from the Fall Flowers stamp set. I stamped it in Candied Apple distress oxide ink and clear heat embossed it. I fussy cut the sentiment and blended some yellow dye ink on the bottom for an ombre look. I arranged my images and adhered them with foam tape making sure that all of the images were level. On the card base, I lightly ink blended some yellow ink and splattered with orange watercolor just to tie in the mixed media look. And that’s it! A pretty simple card with a busy background. Hope you’re inspired to play along with us.

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