Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Forever Autumn

Morning everyone on a wet and blustery day. Definitely weather for ducks at the moment!
I have a very warm Autumn shaded card to share with you as the colours are a real favourite of mine being an Autumn girl by birth.
The leafy background paper was made using my slight variation on Sir Tim's Blended Batique technique which you can find in his fabulous Compendium of Curiosities and the only thing I added is some colour to the leaves before the final step. I used Distress inks (what else!) in Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Fired Brick for those glorious Autumn shades.
I then stamped the same leaf (Personal impressions) several times on parchment paper and embossed them with Ranger Antiquities Rust powder. I sponged on Adirondack inks in Terracotta, Cranberry and Red Pepper. I cut them out and because I used parchment paper (Southfield Stationers) they curled up nicely like fallen leaves.
To make the card, I used one of the beautiful images from the Dezinaworld Autumn collection which has lots of gorgeous autumn shaded images and backgrounds.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Dezinaworld Spot Challenge for the week - Autumn or Fall
Stampin' For The Weekend - Autumn Inspiration
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Anything Goes



Stunning card Fliss - your leaf background is so beautiful, and I love the Autumnal colours. The parchment leaves look so realistic - many thanks for sharing your wonderful techniques.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this really is amazing those leaves are just brilliant and the color tones,you have used,wow perfection hugs cheryl xxxx

Fiona said...

Lovely autumnal hues on a stunning card Fliss. Love your background paper and those parchment leaves look just like the real thing, and what a glamorous lady!
The weather forecast is better for the next few days.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, this is so beautiful. I love that particular lady and you made the whole piece spectacular with your autumn leaves. its breathtaking.
Thanks so much for joining in my friend.
Thanks so much for joining on the challenge this week.
I am so sorry to take so long getting here. I have a lot of pain still so doing the comments and later the post bit by bit and resting in between.I will catch up soon my friend. good luck
hugs June xxxx

Chris said...

Gorgeous Fliss, I love autumn colors too.

Crafting Joanne said...

Stunning piece of work.

Thanks for joining this week over at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx