This is my second entry to the CB colour challenge http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/. It is a variation of a previous post 'My First Canvass', but I have used different colours and stamps on this card. The stamps used are from the CB sets Spinney Tree, Steampunk Butterfly and 'Words of Inspiration'. The paints used are radiant rains Ginger Peach and Pink Grapefruit, cosmic shimmer Scarlet Mist shimmer mist, and crafty notions Jaffalicious spray. The inks used are black Versafine and Blacksoot DI. I started by making the main focal panel using a piece of smooth white card. Starting in the center of the card I used a sponge to apply the Scarlet Mist, then moving outwards in a circular pattern I applied the Ginger Peach, Jaffalicious, and Pink Grapefruit. All the colours used have a lot of mica in them so they shimmer on the card, which helps with the effect of a sunset. When dry I stamped the tree centrally on the card using black Versafine ink then heat embossed with black powder. The sunset then appears to shine through the tree. Using a mask I created some hills along the bottom of the panel in black and heat embossed as before. This 'grounds' the tree instead of leaving it' floating'. Next I took a sentiment and stamped it randomly all over the panel in second generation black ink. Then I took a corner image and stamped it in each corner, using clear Versamark ink and heat embossed the images with gold powder. To finish the panel I blended some Blacksoot ink around the edges. I took a smaller piece of card, coloured it as before then stamped and embossed the sentiment on to it. I blended ink around the edges again and matted it on to black card. The focal panel was matted onto gold mirror card, and layered onto a larger panel of coordinating patterned paper from the Artilicious 'Essence of Nature' CD Rom. I layered this onto black card and attached the sentiment panel and some leaves with dimensional glue. The leaves were punched out of the same patterned paper and glazed with glossy accents. I love Autumn and all the rich colours, they feature a lot in my artwork! This is a lovely design for male or female Autumn birthdays, retirement etc.