Monday, 22 September 2014

A Season Of Mists

Hello everyone and welcome to my slightly late post for the new challenge over at Make My Monday today which has the theme of Autumn or Fall Colours. Very appropriate now because I woke up this morning to a chilly 8 degrees!
I hope you're all well and feeling better than me as I'm currently a bit under the weather with the first cold type thing I've had since January last year when my dear hubby gave me an unwanted New Year present!
My inspiration is very Autumnal as it's a favourite season of mine being an Autumn girl by birth. The photo doesn't quite do it justice as there are more colours in there than really show as I chose a palette of warm Autumn shades.

I made the background paper first with a piece of textured cartridge paper, applying Sticky Fingers Autumn spray inks in Blackberry, Olive, Autumn Gold and Maple to a craft sheet and pressing the paper in to pick up the colour. I find it a bit less messy than spraying directly on the paper and of course, this way you get more from the colours as you can colour more paper with the leftover inks.

I embossed one side of the dry paper with a Darice Autumn leaf flourish folder and swiped over the top with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, Rust and Olive. I stamped the remaining paper with a Prima Engravers clear stamp and coffee brown ink. I then distressed the edges with an emery board and added splatters of Rusty Hinge Distress ink.

I painted a kraft clothing tag (it already had distressed edges!) with some brown and bronze acrylics to cover up the logo and text then stamped over the top with the same Prima stamp and the coffee brown ink. I also swiped the edges with Rusty Hinge ink for definition.

I made the leaves with an extra scrap of card coloured with the leftover spray inks and die cut them with a Marianne die before adding extra colour with Distress inks (Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn).

I added scraps of corrugated kraft card to the tag and then glued on the leaves and some kraft paper flowers with music score print. I tied a piece of twine through the top, then added the background paper to a kraft card blank with the tag and some cut up computer generated text.

See you soon and take care,

Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Lexi's Creations Challenge - Autumn Colours
Lunagirl Moonbeams Challenge - Autumn
Dies R Us Challenge - Fall Festival
The East Wind Challenge - Feel The Fall
Rubber Dance Challenge - Colour


rachel taylor said...

I love your background and tag on your card thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week Rachel dt

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous - I love the background you created on your beautiful card.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely beautiful work of art Felicity! Love your design and the rich fall colors are awesome! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FALL FESTIVAL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!
Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Valerie-Jael said...

Fab card, love the colours, and feel better soon! Hugs, Valerie

Sue - said...

That is a gorgeous background - love the hint of purple. A perfect foil for the oranges and browns.

Bibi at Rubber Dance said...

Beautiful!! Thank you so much for entering our colour challenge!! :-)

Majo said...

Very beautiful! Love that little tag! Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Rubber Dance Stamps!

Joan said...

Gorgeous card - love the embossing and the tag!! Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous background!
Hope you're feeling better Fliss!
Alison xxx

Karen Lunagirl said...

Thanks for joining my Autumn challenge at! I'm very glad to have you there! This is a beautiful autumn creation -- I love your soft colors and your sentiment -- it really evokes an autumn feeling for me. ~ Karen

Katy Leitch said...

Gorgeous background, lovely sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Rubber Dance.

Helen Allen said...

Lovely Card Fliss - that embossed background is fab. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining us over at the Rubber Dance Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful project! Lovely background and a very harmonic assemblage. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Beautiful colors and your leaves look amazing! Thanks for participating in Dies R Us "Fall Festival" challenge!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Fabulous colours and textures on this beautiful card. Love the background and those gorgeous leaves on the tag. Thanks for joining our Feel the Fall challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.