Monday, 10 October 2011

Autumn Trees

Good morning folks, Monday is here again so it's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday. We're continuing with our theme for October, AUTUMN, and this week would like to see a creation with a Tree or Trees.
My inspiration again includes a lot of leaves - almost my entire collection I think!

Supplies Used:
Solid Leaf Stamps - Mine are Rubber Stampede, Hero Arts and Crafty Individuals
Tree Stamp - Hobby Art
Script Stamp - Artistic Outpost
Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge
Brilliance Inks - Crimson Copper, Pearlescent Rust
VersaFine - Vintage Sepia
StazOn - Timber Brown
Nestabilities - Circle, Scallop Circle
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Textured Natural Ribbon
Hole Punch, Needle & Thread
Beige Parchment Paper - Southfield Stationers
Shrink Plastic - White and Frosted

The background paper was made using the leaves which were layer stamped from lightest to darkest using the inks. I then sponged Scattered Straw over the top to blend everything together.
The tree was stamped on cream card with the sepia ink and clear embossed. It was trimmed to a circle with the die then set on a scalloped mat of brown and a further circle sponged with Rusty hinge round just the edges.
I made a shrink plastic embellishment with the tree stamp and StazOn ink. This was stamped on the frosted plastic, cut out with a scallop die and shrunk. I then added colour with the Promarkers and set on a further mat of white shrink plastic in a scalloped shape.
I made up the card with the brown border punched and trimmed with a strip of the textured ribbon on which I stitched the tree charm. I added the sentiment by Artistic Outpost to finish.

The Design Team have some gorgeous samples to inspire you so do pop over for a look and hope to see some gorgeous entries again.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Card Cupids - Use A Decorative Punch
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Favourite Colour Combination (Autumn shades)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Our Daily Bread Designs - Make Your Own Embellishment
Sew Many Cards - Burnt Orange, Yellow and Brown

Have a great week.
Fliss xx


Sandra said...

Beautiful card Fliss and thanks for the tutorial on how it's been made xx

Irene said...

Great card Fliss, love your Shrink Plastic tree charm and a stunning background.
Irene x

craftattack said...

Beautiful card and theme, nothing nicer for me than autumn! Valerie

Hazel said...

Beautiful images, beautiful sentiment and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card with a lovely sentiment. Yvonne x

Cazro said...

it's a beautiful card fliss, I love the addition of the small tree with the Shrink Plastic. Caz

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous autumn colours and design Fliss and the sentiment is perfect - I haven't seen that one before.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Love these colors. Wonderful autumn-feeling.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! I love the tree and the yellow is so pretty!!Thanks for joining the Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous fall colours!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, thats a superb card, i just love what you are creating this autumn, so very beautiful. Have a lovely week my friend

hugs June x

Nubia said...

I love what you did with the shrink I'm regretting not buying some the other day! Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids.

Terry said...

Love this Autumn card! The background is gorgeous! Don't you just love shrink plastic!

Dragonlady said...

Stunning creation, love the shrink plastic tree.

Hugs Ali x

Debs said...

Excellent tree and such fabulous colors, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time

Made by Mandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the colours and the sentiment too.

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Jenny said...

This tree is one of my favourite images and you have made a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the background you stamped Fliss and I really love the tree which really stands out in its cream circle. Vx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A gorgeous card!

greetings, Alie :-)