This months challenge is .. sharing what you've learned from someone else.
I'm going to start with a quick story of how I got into stamping. As with most people, I was invited to a Stampin' Up! workshop. I had been to one other that was a total bust so I wasn't overly thrilled about this one. But the hostess was a friend so I went. The demonstrator, Michelle, was great - we actually got to play with the stamps and make our own cards (we did no Make-n-Takes at that first party). And Michelle was so nice, I just bought and bought. 3 months later I signed up to be a demonstrator and Michelle and I became really good friends. That was 7 years ago.
At an SU! regional event in Minneapolis one year, Michelle introduced me to her cousin - a lady named Heather Nichols. Soon after she told me about this company her cousin was designing for ... Papertrey something :)
The rest is history.
Now I have learned so much from the designers at Papertrey and designers I've discovered through their blogs. But this story is about Michelle. Something I learned from her is to just always have fun and design from your heart. Not really a technique, but a good life philosophy .... so a technique she taught me back in the beginning was rock-n-roll. I love how you can get so much color in a single stamping step. It may not be new but I think people forget about it. At this time of year especially, with leaves beginning to change colors, its perfect.
So in honor of Michelle, here is my card:
I used Terracotta Tile and Orange Zest together on the larger leaf and Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest on the smaller ones
This is also this weeks Sketch For You To Try (Thanks Jen for another great sketch!!)
Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Stamps: Leaf Prints, Friends Til The End, Fancy Flourishes [PTI]
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest[PTI; Early Espresso[SU!] Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla , Basic Black [SU!]
Tools: Wood grain impression plate, Leaf die D [PTI]; inverted scallop circle nestability [Spellbinders]