Monday, 12 November 2012

Autumn All Stitched Up

Good morning everyone, hoping that you all had a good weekend and a big hello to my new followers - lovely to have you here and hope to get to know you soon.
Being Monday, it's that time again - we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. Carrying on with the monthly theme of Autumn, this week's theme is Stitching - Real or Faux.

I decided to go with the faux (no pun intended - honest!) as my machine stitching on paper is still a bit iffy.

The background paper here was the result of an experiment (which didn't quite work I might add lol) using Sir Tim's Marbled Stains technique from Compendium of Curiosities 2 but the card I used was a bit too matte in texture so the stains didn't marble as expected, but sort of splodge!!! I did quite like the result though as it ended up very grungy and you know how much I like that! I used Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive and the Antiqued Bronze Metallic Stain which is really yummy.
I stamped on a berry twig design from the Kaisercraft Twig and Berry Flourish clear stamp set (ordered one day delivered the next By Bunny Zoe!) using VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice chalk ink - how appropriate is that?!
I printed out the gorgeous pumpkin digital stamp from the Autumn collection on the Polka Doodles Sundae of Seasons CD and coloured this with a mix of Aquamarkers and Luminance pencils. I then inked the panel with Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive and Wild Honey Distress inks.
I made a panel of kraft card as a mat and embossed this with a Darice flourish frame folder before adding the pumpkin panel.
I originally planned on making a square card but couldn't bear to cover up too much of the background paper so I made use of an A5 kraft card blank I had with a damaged front step - I chopped this off to use elsewhere and was left with a tent shape card.
I cut the backing paper in half and added faux stitching with the aid of the fab Tim Holtz idea-ology ruler and a brown fineliner. I then added the pumpkin panel over the central gap.
The finishing touch is a Hobby Art sentiment stamped with coffee Archival ink and inked with Topaz and Bisque VersaColor inks.

Hoping you have a good week.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge - Let's Be Thankful
Sentimental Sundays - Thanks or Thanksgiving
My Sheri Crafts Challenge - Give Thanks
Aud Sentiments - Thanks!
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - My Favourite Things (Making my own background, texture, faux stitching)
Pixie Dust Studio - Fabulous Fall Colours

20 comments:

  1. Hi Fliss - great background paper and a lovely Autumnal image - Jacqueline xx

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  2. That background may not have worked as you planned Fliss, but I really like it, autumnal colours always make me happy.

    B x

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  3. I really love the background the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  4. Hi Fliss, I think the background turned out just great, so rich with the stamped leaves.
    Avril xx

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  5. Your autumnal BG is FABULOUS, all your colors are exquisite and I LOVE that pumpkin image with it's gorgeous vine! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

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  6. A beautiful card, love this color combination.

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  7. What an amazing background you created!!! LOVE the image as well! A fabulous autumnal card! :)

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  8. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Dutch Dare this week
    Love Jan
    xx

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  9. Ooooh I love the way the background turned out Fliss, so perfectly autumnal too. Gorgeous effect. Love the card its so pretty.
    Also I just wanted to say thanks so much for your lovely comment, i am so glad i have you on my friends again. Have missed everyone and although its hard getting round commenting, i feel right at home again.
    Sending hugs
    June xxxxx

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  10. You've created a great background! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Dutch Dare Card Challenges this week!
    Chantal

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  11. Gorgeous job with this card... the stitching looks real!

    Thanks for sharing this at My Sheri Crafts

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  12. such a pretty card, beautiful colours. works brilliantly for a thank you card.

    thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments

    Rx

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  13. Gorgeous Fliss the colours and great design are just wonderful. Even if it didn't go to plan it's really fab !

    Marie

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  14. Beautiful autumnal card - TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  15. Wonderful job on the background! Lovely image! Love the embossing too! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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  16. Very pretty. Nicely coloured the pumpkin. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  17. I love the way your background turned out Fliss and your stitching looks perfect! Love the way your pumpkin is glowing too - perhaps it's just about to turn into Cinders' coach! Enjoy your weekend, Vicky x

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  18. Stitching looks very real for faux! Well done.

    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
    Hugs TC x

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  19. Stitching looks very real for faux! Well done.

    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
    Hugs TC x

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Fliss xx