Friday 28 October 2022

Autumn Leaves

Hi all.  I have an autumnal card today made for one of our friends, and I decided to use a set of leaves which I got a while ago but have not got round to using until now.  It is by Chocolate Baroque and called From Nature 1, and I used four of the leaves for my card.  I also used a bird and a sentiment from a freebie set called British Garden Birds which came with a magazine a few months ago and included some dies, an embossing folder of some branches to sit the birds on, and also some toppers and papers.

I decided to make a 7" x 5" card, though in the end I did cut it down a bit to fit the snippet of white card I had in mind, and decided to make a frame of leaves above and below the central sentiment strip.  I used my Misti stamp positioner and randomly stamped the leaves to the top and bottom of the card.  I used quite a few different Distress Inks mixing them on the stamps and spritzing with a little water  to give them the autumn tints.  I also used a waterbrush to add extra ink and also to mix and soften the colours in some places.  When I had finished this I used some Adirondack Stonewashed Ink to blend around the leaves and over the whole background.  

I finished by stamping the bird and the sentiment on to another snippet of white card using Versamark and heat set with WOW Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder.  I then ink blended around the edges of the strip with the blue ink and added it to the leafy background, and finally mounted it on to the white card. 

Thank you for dropping by today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

The Snippets Playground Challenge - No. 439 Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Allsorts Challenge - No. 699 Colours of Autumn.
We Love Stamping October Challenge - Autumn Colours.
Stamping Sensations October Challenge - All Things Autumn.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 307  Autumnal Colours.
NBUS Challenge - No. 43 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers October Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.


Christine Alexander said...

The leaves are so amazing and well worth the effort of adding all those colours - Wow

brenda said...

The design is very pleasing on the eye Pat and lovely variegated leaves, many thanks for joining in with our
Autumn themes at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Aquarius said...

You've made a grand job of colouring those leaves, so realistic and finished off nicely with the little bird. A great autumnal card.

papierelle said...

Now I had to look twice because the leaves look so real!!! A very big compliment!!

Marjan said...

What a beautiful autumn card! The collage of leaves is wonderful, love how you managed to make them look almost real! Because of the white strip with the bird they are set of even more.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Autumnal card Pat...the colour of your leaves are gorgeous and look so the addition of the little bird....


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How lovely and sweet Birthday card! Love so much the way you coloured the leaves and the bird. Fabulous clean design too!
Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card Pat, I love the bird and sentiment bordered buy the lovely autumnal leaves.
Faith x

Di said...

A perfect Autumn card Pat! Love how you stamped those lovely leaves - and the little bird is the perfect finishing touch.


Di xx

Mrs.B said...

A lovely Autumnal card, the watercoloured leaves look fabulous.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for sharing this lovely card in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Loll said...

Beautiful Autum card Pat. LOVE your gorgeous leaves framing your center panel. The colours are beautiful. And that sweet bird is adorable. xx

Liz said...

Wonderful card Pat, the leaves look so realistic. xx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous design and beautiful autumn card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and We Love Stamping Challenges;-))m

Sarn said...

Wow your autumn leaves are fantastic Pat. Love the bird stamp too.

Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. It’s breakfast time so come and join me in the treehouse for toast etc xxx

Billie A said...

So cute. Great fall card. Thanks for sharing over at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sue - said...

Beautiful card, the leaves look so realistic. Love hoe you’ve popped them behind the sentiment strip too. Thank you for sharing at NBUS.

Inkyfingers said...

Those leaves are simply awesome, Pat and I love that you explained how you coloured them. They are the perfect backdrop for the sweet bird!
Hope you are well,
Carol x

dj said...

Fantastic masculine fall card!! Thanks for playing along with our "fall colors" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! #C4G307

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation and wow colours xx
Pat I sent you a facebook friend request

Jolanda Johnstone said...

Love your leaves! They look fantastic. Nice layout and good design. So glad you joined us at C4G this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Liz said...

Congratulations on your win over in the Stamping Sensations Challenge with your beautiful card. xx