Autumn

This category includes autumn events – Halloween and Thanksgiving

Golden pumpkins

Hello everyone!

First up today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a combo of brown, rust, gold and blue.

I’ve been wanting to ink up and colour the beautiful Autumn Vibes clings stamp by Penny Black (40-786) for a while now and I thought this week’s combo would be perfect for the stamp. I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints, but didn’t like how my gold paint looked… So, I turned to some glitzy golden paper, stamped and cut out the pumpkins and did some paper piecing! the sentiment is from Penny Black’s Pumpkin Stack mini set (30-855).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Happiness Wreath

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the challenge at the Four Seasons challenge using Penny Black products.

I absolutely love the new Golden cling stamp (40-782) and was so excited to ink it up. I haven’t been doing much stamping and colouring recently and I really enjoyed using my beloved Twinkling H2O paints again! Can you see the shimmer in the second photo? So difficult to photograph!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling set (30-863) and also softly sponged some distress ink to the background to create a layered effect without adding too many physical layers.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Fall Mason Jars

Hi again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge which has a fabulous  autumnal combo of orange, kraft and brown.

To start, I adhered a frame from Penny Black’s Framed die set (51-622) and then cut images from the wonderful Autumn Decor set (51-653) which I coloured with distress inks and distress oxides. I decided I wanted to have larger stem as a focal point so I added an image from the Garden Greens set (51-652).  Finally I added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling set (30-863).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumnal Monterey Vine

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Following the sketch, I blended a strip using Salvaged Patina distress ink, making sure I blended more heavily at the bottom of my card so that there would be a subtle ombre effect. I embossed a panel using the Spellbinders Falling Leaves embossing folder and then coloured the beautiful Poppystamps Monterey Vine die using regular distress inks and adhered it to my card. Finally I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Corner with Boo twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using one corner of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘boo’!

I didn’t have much crafty time ahead of our submission deadline this week so pulled together a very quick CAS card using a purple cardbase, a smidge of white ink, a fun Sizzix ghost die and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Helen, who has lovely cards on her blog!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Beyond Grateful

Hi again everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge  which has a fabulous  combo of turquoise, kraft, brown and white and I’m using the sketch from the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.

I created three panels for each of the colours using my distress oxide inks and cut them with Penny Black’s Leaf Patter background die (51-432) I applied a piece of thin card to the pack of the turquoise panel and inlaid leaves from the kraft and brown panels. I wanted to add another colour and so I used the die a fourth time to cut some shimmery cream card and inlaid the smallest leaves into the turquoise panel. Unfortunately, you can’t see the slight shimmer in my photos. I cut the panel in the shape from the sketch challenged and adhered it to my card base.  Finally I added a sentiment from Penny Black’s Ever Thanks set (30-813).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.