Saturday, 17 October 2009

Another Autumnal Card

Almost finished decorating the spare room so time for some crafting again. The current Ready Steady Stamp Challenge is asking for the following 'ingredients' to be used.
1. Cream, Brown and Ochre
2. Staples
3. Hessian
4. Distress Inks background used on glossy card
5. Autumn theme

I don't mind admitting that this card did not come easily to me, partly because I wasn't that keen on the colour combination, but I enjoyed the distress ink on glossy card technique which I had never used before. The panel on the right side of the card was made this way with Old Paper, Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. Then I stamped on some leaves in a random way with a Rubber Stampede stamp and added the word October with some letters I found in an alphabet book. On the left side I stuck on a panel of hessian over which I mounted my tree image which is from Crafty Individuals. It was stamped on cream cardstock and matted onto brown Bazzill card and I used three small staples on one side. Just as it was nearly finished I smudged the ink and had to hide it with a small embelliscrap oak leaf which I coloured with the distress inks and glazed with Glossy Accents.
Please excuse the changing font, I changed it before I started posting but it reverted back halfway through for some reason. Think I have mentioned before that me and computers are not compatible. Thanks for looking.
Fiona x


  1. This is beautiful Fiona, thanks for playing. I have fixed the link, it's working now.
    Also forget about the RSSblogger thing I mentioned in the email, it's all good ;)

  2. The background you have created Fiona is amazing. I really love the colours, the stamped leaves and the beautiful tree. The hessian and staples really give it all a lovely texture.
    It really is a lovely piece of artwork,
    Love Sarita xx

  3. Really lovely card Fiona. The shape is great and I love the way all the different elements come together so well.
    Fliss x
    PS: I live in West Sussex too!

  4. wow !! j'adore ! une carte très originale et très belle !
    kiki :)

  5. Lovely colours! so elegant! very great work!

  6. Gorgeous autumn card Fiona and I love the technique using distress on gloss card, haven't tried that before so thanks for the inspiration the way you've done it is beautiful! Well done on covering your smudge LOL, I've lost count of how many times I've had to that. Chris xx


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