Friday, 6 November 2015

Autumn Leaves

Hi everybody.  Less is More Challenge has a theme of paper piecing this week so I have made a card, rather last minute, using an owl stamp from Indigoblu and some leaves  from a set by Hobbycraft.  I do hope they don't feel it is too fussy for a CAS card though.

I started by stamping the owl on to a snippet of white card using Adirondack Espresso ink and die cut it with a circle die and then coloured with some of my Spectrum Noir pencils and finished by adding some Glossy Accents to the eyes.  I then adhered this to a white square card.

Next I found some snippets of paper with nice autumnal colours amongst the freebie pads I have collected over several years as papers last a long time with me as I don't use them very often.   I have used several of the different leaf shapes from this Hobbycraft stamp set which I bought a few weeks ago and is being used for the first time, and stamped on to these snippets again using the Espresso ink.  I then fussy cut them out and stuck them in a circle around the owl using glue gel for dimension to make a nice frame.  I finished by stamping a sentiment.

Before I go I would like to introduce a new follower called Florence whose blog you will find here.  She is a very creative lady and her work encompasses cards, crafts and photography so please do go and take a look, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and your interest is always much appreciated.

Pat  x

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge - So Glossy.  I have used Glossy Accents on the owl's eyes.
Virginia's View Challenge - Texture.  The decoupaged leaves are my texture.
Share Handmade Kindness Challenge - Week 1.  This card is for the son of one of my cousins.  Jennifer McGuire has four weekly challenges throughout the month of November and this first week is to send a card to someone in your family or a friend.


  1. Great card Pat, I love the owl and the beautiful leaves!! I hope you are well!!


  2. So lovely Pat, such a lovely design, great work!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. Lovely card Pat the leaves look great!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. An awesome owl, colored so beautifully. And perfect for gazing out of this gorgeous autumn wreath of leaves. A very creative way to use this image, and use up some papers at the same time. I LOVE it! TFS & happy wkend. Hugs. (will try to get back and visit your new friend. It's always lovely to make new friends).

  5. Fabulous image Pat and looks brilliant inside those paper-pieced leaves.
    Great work and thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. Gorgeous card Pat - the owl is so lovely and the surrounding wreath of leaves if just perfect.


    Di xx

  7. I think your owl looks great framed by those lovely leaves. Lots of white space too, just how we like it!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  8. Love the beautiful owl with the wreath of lovely leaves, Pat!!! A great card!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  9. Beuatiful Pat the wreath of leaves are wonderful they go so well with the Owl. Happy Weekend, xx

  10. I love your card and appreciate your techniques... Your card caught my eye, as I am a total bird-nerd! I love this.

  11. Gorgeous owl and I love the wreath of leaves. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  12. This is an awesome snippets card for fall, Pat! The texture you've created with the different pieced paper patterns is really fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Lovely leaves Pat and enough white space to set them off well!
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"


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