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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sunday Stampers WK 229,Autumn - Nov 1st

Good Morning Friends,

We had quite a few Trick or Treaters as usual last night, with very wet parents...what a shame about the rain! And so we are in November....oh my, Christmas is getting way too close! Today's post is my project for Sunday Stampers challenge and the theme this week is colours of autumn.

With last week's marathon of workshop, events and craft fair I missed last week's challenge for the first time since I started and I really did miss it! I don't have time to enter many challenges, but this one is a must for me!

Two weeks ago I made an autumnal card for the metallics challenge, so the challenge for me was coming up with something different!

For the main image I used the Dreamweaver Bare Trees stencil on white card. I wanted to create a bright background of autumnal colours - sometimes in a dense woodland on a bright day, it can look like the the whole landscape is on fire. I used a mixture of distress inks - Broken China and Faded Jeans for the hint of sky,Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed for the bright colours and Brushed Sage and Crushed Olive for the grass. There may have been a few more in there somewhere - too many to remember! It took quite a while to get it so I was happy with it!

For the base I used Autumn Maple Leaves stamp set from Clarity Stamps. I love the sentiment. The stamps are all individual so I arranged the images around the sentiment. I stamped them with Versamark and then heat embossed. The powders are my own mixture and what fun I had trying to get it right!

I used gold, chocolate brown, holographic and red and I even threw in a tiny amount of stamp magic from the metals range. My aim was to create a brown-gold with a hint of red, just like you get when the leaves are changing.

The trees were matted and layered on brown, white, brown; then I tied some orange ribbon around the bottom (I promise you it's not such a bright orange as the photos would have you believe!) and added a pumpkin button and Spellbinders Leaf cut from craft foil. I added some hessian  to kraft card and mounted  the image on top. To finish I added a few maple leaf brads.

Hope you like this and thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

Carole X


  1. Colours are fantastic Carole. Really reminiscent of autumn leaves. A really lovely card. Christine x

  2. Hi Carole,
    It always amazes me to see the number of quality cards that you produce with such wonderful ideas. It would be great to see your blogs published into a book. I'm sure that it would be a best seller amongst crafting fans. In todays blog you have mentioned a bare tree stencil and various colours. Where are these from? Pam x

    1. Hi Pam, good to hear from you...must message you on fb and catch up! The stencil is by a company called Dreamweaver- they make lots of different wonderful stencils - one place to look for them is but if you put dreamweaver stencils into your search engine you'll see lots of places, plus their superb blog..hope this helps! And thanks for your lovely comments, Carole X

  3. Hi there Carol, I really like this card.
    At the SECC, Glasgow that stencil was demonstrated using black card but I much prefer what you have done...........stunning, I love it.

    Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia...keep looking, I have one coming up with black card in the next few days! Carole X

  4. I love autumnal colours Carol and you have certainly captured them in your card. A fabulous creation, Christine H xx

  5. Hi Carole, you have got the feeling of autumn in this card and that ribbon is Fab.

    Wilma xx

  6. Hi Carole,
    wonderful autumnal card. Love the fab idea of mixing your embossing powder to get the right colour you wanted.
    I think that stencil could be very useful too. I really liked that ribbon the last time you used it, and those
    lovely metalic leaves are fab.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Hi Carole, love this card. The colours for the tree backgrounds are beautiful and the metal and ribbon work really well also.x

  8. Gorgeous, love the hessian, makes it really organic... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  9. Hi Carole, I just love the fabulous Autumnal colours you have achieved on your card and that bow is gorgeous too. Crafty hugs, Anne x