Monday, 28 September 2015

Autumn Colours at Make My Monday

Hello everyone, hope you're all well and had a lovely weekend. Mine was rather busy as I had yet another optician visit as they're still trying to get my glasses right (at the moment I can just about see to do the washing up!!!) as I can only wear them indoors. There was a lot of tutting this time as I saw a different optometrist who got rather cross as she said my prescription was completely wrong (well duh!) and the glasses have now gone for replacement lens. All fingers and toes crossed that they get it right this time as it's been going on for 4 months now and I'm rather fed up!

Anyway, enough whinging and on to the new challenge at Make My Monday. Joan has chosen a favourite of mine, Autumn Colours, which I love as I'm an Autumn girl by birth and in fact have a birthday I'd rather forget coming up soon - aargh!

I hope you like my inspiration which is the result of a hunt through my bits and pieces box where I came across a piece of watercolour paper stamped with a Hero Arts flower using Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany Distress inks. As it was cream, I sponged on Mustard Seed and Wild Honey DIs for a lovely warm glow.
I then embossed a panel of kraft card with a Darice Autumn leaves folder and swiped Versacolor Paprika over the raised areas. I added this to the paper panel then tied round some rusty gingham ribbon before sticking to the card.
I added some leaves (a very old Rubber Stampede image) which had been stamped by adding Distress re-inkers to a paper towel to make an ink pad. I cut these out to leave a narrow border and added them with foam tape for dimension.
I finished off with some text in a metal frame I've had for rather a long time! A Junkitz Tim Holtz set in antique copper.

 Have a great week and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Some challenges I'd like to enter:
Classy Cards n Such - Feeling Fall-ish
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes With Leaves
A Gem of a Challenge - Autumn
Catch The Bug - Colour Challenge


Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Fliss.
Avril x

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful, gorgeous colours, love the embossed background too and the leaves look fantastic!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful Autumnal colours, great card Fliss! x

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your autumn card, hope you soon get the eye problems sorted. Hugs, Valerie

Inky and Quirky said...

Gorgeous card Fliss,love the leaf.
Fingers crossed you'll now get a pair of glasses that are actually fit for purpose!
Donna xxx

butterfly said...

There's a lovely autumn glow to this - fabulous leaves. I really hope they can sort your glasses out (in time for your birthday preferably!).
Alison xx

Amanda said...

Fab colours Fliss, I don't know about the optician tutting it should be you tutting, 4 months? Hope it's sorted soon
Amanda x

Marina said...

I think I have that same Rubber Stampede stamp - it really is one of the best leaf stamps I've come across, being very detailed and realistic and a good size. I love the way you've grouped them on your card, and the beautiful colours you've used.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Diane said...

Gorgeous Fall card with all the pretty textures and colors! Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such for our "Feeling Fall-ish" challenge...hope to see you next week, too!

wannabcre8tive said...

A gorgeous card, love those beautiful leaves and colors. Thank you for joining us for teh Classy Cards N Such challenge. Come back and join us again soon.

Mulberry Mindy said...

What a pretty card, with all the layers of texture and fall colors. I am so glad you have joined us at Classy Cards 'n Such for our weekly card challenge.

ike said...

Lovely card - beautiful in it's simplicity :-)
I do hope they get your glasses sorted out soon - that must be a nightmare !!!!

Thank you for coming over to play along at ONE STITCH AT A TIME :-)
Best wishes and Good Luck,


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joy said...

Great fall card! Thank you for joining us in the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge.