Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Autumn colours

Hi crafter's

Another card this time for the Lavinia challenge which is about autumn colours. I love this time of year but I don't use these colours together very often. I have used the small tree house stamp and the small leaves that came with it, the large vine, small fairy and toad stalls. First I die cut a Grand Nestabilities shape of white card and a larger one in tan card. Stamp the tree near the bottom of the white card and colour in with distress markers. Using the small leaf stamp and a selection of adirondack inks (I used caramel, bottle and red pepper) and a brown archival ink, stamp randomly in first and second generation. Lay a piece of copier paper under the tree and stamp the toad stalls in black this way they are not too tall, then stamp the fairy off to one side also in black ink. Use distress markers to ground the tree and fairy. Blend stonewashed ink over the background to take away the whiteness. The background is very easy to make, stamp the vine leaves over a piece of paper slightly smaller than an A4 card in red, green and brown. Take some ink off on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on your background. Blend red and brown ink around the edge then draw a wiggly line in brown to frame. On a separate piece of white card stamp the vine leaves in the autumn colours. Use the bottle green in second generation to fill in between the other colours to give dimension. Cut around the edge of the leaves then lay this over the tree topper and decide where you want the leaves to be, mine are across the corners. Keeping it in place turn it over and draw around the die shape and cut out. Repeat for the bottom. To assemble, stick the background paper on to an A4 white base card. Glue the tan card in place and draw a running stitch in brown around the edge. Attach the tree topper onto the tan card. To add some dimension round the vine leaf cut outs slightly with a bone folder and glue in place with dimensional glue. To finish put dots of glitter glue in the tree and the fairies wings. That's all for this one, hope you like it.

Happy crafting



  1. A very clever combination of stamps Sally, such a great design. Thank you for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge this time, Julie.x


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