Monday, 12 September 2016

Autumn Colour Challenge at Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you all OK and I'm just back from my hols in lovely Austria which was mostly very hot even at 1300 metres up a mountain believe it or not!
I will share some of the pics I took in the next couple of days when I've gone through them all as I took quite a lot this time and it will take a while to find the best ones.
We have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday, chosen by Caz with the theme of Autumn or Fall Colours and as usual the first thing that popped into my head was Autumn leaves as being an Autumn girl by birth, I just love the turning leaves as the colours are so glorious.

Here's my inspiration and unusually for me, there's no stamping! I hope you like it as I'm a bit iffy about this one - it's very simple to make the leaves speak for themselves.

I made the leaves by colouring a sheet of copy paper, pressing on Distress inks - Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive and Rusty Hinge - in a rather haphazard way. I then scrunched the paper up a little.

I then used an X Cut maple leaf die to die cut the leaves and I have a tip for you here as the paper being thin was not so easy to die cut. I solved the problem by placing some greaseproof paper underneath to stop the leaf sticking to the plate. I then peeled the coloured leaf off the greaseproof. This gave me a second leaf which I will colour and use on something else - the greaseproof looks a lot like vellum.

I dry embossed part of my square kraft card blank with a Darice embossing folder and added a strip of paper from my mixed media pad which had picked up Brusho colour, the golden shades happily toning well with my Autumn colour scheme.

I added the leaves with foam tape and a sticker from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Occasions book which I cut in half as I felt it fit better like that.

I'll be round to catch up as soon as I can after I've dealt with the million and one things I have to do!
Fliss x


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful project, glad you enjoyed Austria. Hugs, Valerie

Basslady said...

Your shaded leaves look so gorgeous!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

brenda said...

A beautiful Autumnal creation Fliss. One of our sons and partner returned from the Swiss alps last night and said the weather was good. I won't call it a holiday as they were there to run 100 miles in three days across the mountains - they call it fun !!

B x

craftytrog said...

Those leaves look gorgeous Fliss, and thanks for the tip about greaseproof paper!

cheryl said...

oh love those leaves hun they look great super design,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Nandini said...

The leaves are looking absolutely gorgeous and I love the embossed background.

inkedx2 said...

Love that embossing folder! What a clever idea to just apply ink to your paper and then cut the leaves!