Friday, 19 October 2012

Autumn Leaves

Hello folks, it's Friday yet again and I don't know where the weeks are flying off to at the moment. We have a new challenge for you today over at Polka Doodles and this week the theme chosen by Nikky is Autumn with some of those lovely warm colours and lots of leaves.
I'm a little printer challenged at the moment as it struggles with colour and only seems to like doing black and white so it gave me the chance to get some stamps out to make my background paper and you know how much I like doing that!
The result was a rather quirky card which I hope you'll like.

I made the background paper using stamps from the Daisy Doodles stamp set which has loads of really useful stamps. I arranged some flowers, leaves and swirls on an acrylic block in a cluster as it saves a lot of time to stamp them like this rather than individually. I used Archival coffee ink on a piece of A5 white card and then added colour to some of the leaves with Promarkers. I then inked the panel with Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks.
I stamped Flutterby Fairy Gracie and her wings, together with the frame and sentiment from the daisy doodles set and coloured everything with Promarkers. I printed out some leaves and toadstools from the Sundae of Seasons CD and coloured  them with a mix of Distress Inks and Promarkers. I then cut all the images out.
I embossed an oval panel and a wide border strip of white card with the Darice fall leaves folder, inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and trimmed one end of the border strip round the shape of the leaves.
I assembled the card as you see adding a wooden flower embellishment to finish.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Things With Wings
Try It On Tuesday - Autumn Colours


Caroline said...

Brilliant card Fliss love the image and the autumn colours you have used are scrummy. Caroline xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Really pretty Fliss, love the autumn colours.
Hugs Brenda xox

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card Fliis - love the seasonal colours - Jacqueline xx

Rose said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, I love the stamped background and the colours are lovely.

Rose xx

Claire Boelema said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, sorry your printer is mis-behaving! Have a fab weekend.

Claire x

Buttons said...

Love your choice of colours and that fab embossing folder Fliss. Another beautiful card. Have a great weekend, hugs Buttons x

JayBe said...

A fab Autumn themed card, Fliss - I love the background (and what a good idea to cluster the stamps together, I would have been at it ages, changing them around!) See, we are never too old to learn :)

Hope you have a good weekend, hun.
Hugz, Jan xx

Lorraine said...

This is great. Your background is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

craftattack said...

Lovely card Fliss, and thanks for all your good wishes! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

You make such adorable cards Fliss and I like the background paper you stamped yourself.

Wendy Fraser said...

Super card, love the cute image and your handmade BP. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fliss, that's a beautiful autumnal card. Love the little Fairy sitting on the mushroom.

Lisa S. said...

What a sweetly colored image! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Things with Wings challenge.

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

Sue said...

Oh just perfect for this time of year. I love the colours in leaves...some colours are quite unexected.
Have a wonderful weekend Fliss:)

Meggymay said...

Beautiful Autumn card Fliss, love the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Fliss, gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at TioT
Avril xx

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the embossing, autumn colours and colouring. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous Autumn Colours and a great card! Thank you forplaying at TioT. Cindy