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!