Monday, 1 October 2012

Season of Mists & Mellow Fruitfulness

Greetings, blog visitors.  Here it is, October the first.  The Autumn Equinox has been & gone & Summer is officially over, as proved by the weather in the last few weeks.  Apart from the long dark nights, I quite like Autumn & I love the colours associated with it; all those reds, oranges & yellows.  And, as we're not quite ready to think about you-know-what in December, we've chosen Autumn as the new challenge theme.  You'll find all the details on the challenge page , or click on the link above.
I have had a nice time making some Autumn themed cards, here are two of them.  What do you think?
This one started out as an experiment.  I wanted the impression of a picture behind cracked glass, so I covered the image with Versamark & clear EP & heat embossed.  I repeated this about four times & left the topper to cool completely - that's very important, btw.  Then I started to bend the topper in various places until it cracked.  I rubbed some Versafine Vintage Sepia ink over some of the bigger cracks, it sank into them slightly, emphasising them.
I stamped the scroll stamp with the VS Versafine & blended Distress inks over it, then flicked water on top, to create watermarks.  The leaves are cut from a piece of a brown paper bag, which I also covered with distress inks & crumpled.  The quote is from my stash, it was a gift from a friend a long time ago & unfortunately, I've lost the packaging, so I can't tell you where it's from.
Next up, something much simpler.  This uses Core'dinations card, a little bit of stamping & two die cut silhouettes, which I coloured with Sectrum Noir pens & the message & Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards.
I cut a heart from a scrap of Core'dinations & attached to the bird with a brad to make a wing.

Products used:

STAMP06 Floral Schrolls  Mustard Seed Distress InkWild Honey Distress Ink PadFired Brick Distress Ink PadVintage Photo Distress Ink PadForest Moss Distress Ink Pad

Dried Marigold Distress Ink PadHobby House Pearl 12mm Brads Pastel Mix    Bird Cage and Birds  Picket Fence  Spectrum Noir Pens  2mm Bakers Twine - Gold & Ivory    In Circle Birthday Flourish Messages - Gold/Silver

That's it for today.  Please consider joining the challenge, we'd love to have you.  Until next time, take care.


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