Autumn

This category includes autumn events – Halloween and Thanksgiving

Whimsy Halloween

Happy Friyay Everyone!

It’s turned rather autumnal here, so I decided it was finally time to play along with the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge where the theme is Haunted Halloween!

I thought I didn’t have any Memory Box Halloween dies in my collection, but happily I was wrong – I did picked up the Whimsy Ghost, Whimsy Cat and Whimsy Bat in 2017! I paired them with a Poppystamps die cut sentiment for my take on the challenge theme.

I created the background using my brand new Crackling Campfire distress oxide ink – you know, when I first saw it, I didn’t think I needed it, but I found it at a great price online here in the UK and decided to get it after all. I’m so glad I did, it’s a lovely orange! I’ve used it with Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves here – love that combo!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Owl

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge. I love the autumnal combo!

I used a couple of Penny Black clear stamp sets – Delicate Flowers and Acorns and Animals and coloured the images using my beloved twinkling H2O paints. To complete my card, I splattered some paint and added a sentiment from a 2018 My Monthly Hero set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Fractile Leaves

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with one the Color Throwdown! The palette this week looks like red, yellow, porcelain and brown – very autumnal!

I actually made a tree scene card using these colours yesterday. However, when I went to upload it, I felt that it wasn’t appropriate given the terrible fires engulfing the forests in the western USA. So, today I had a bit of free time and re-did my card using the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves set plus a background die from The Stamp Market. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Leafy Greetings!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely autumnal combo – teal, olive, rust and navy blue.

For my take on the colours, I blended some regular distress ink (crushed olive, rusty hinge and peacock feathers) to create a colourful background. I then cut the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Border die from Hero Arts Nautical cardstock and adhered it to the background. I then added a Simply Graphic leaf die and a die cut Memory Card sentiment to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Hi there pumpkin!

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a lovely colour combo – grey, orange and cream.

I LOVED the inspiration photo, and it reminded me of a little scene I encountered in Harvard MANY years ago! Sorry about the photo quality – I actually took this with film! That’s how long ago it was!

So, for my take on the colours, I used my Harvard pumpkin scene as additional inspiration and got to work. I applied some Texture Paste through the My Favorite Things English Brick stencil and while it was drying, I made 3 panels using distress oxide inks. I die cut the Memory Box Pumpkin and Gourds dies and then arranged them on my card.  Finally I added stamped a sentiment by My Favorite Things to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Halloween icons

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is ‘spooky’.

Although I try to ration myself when it comes to buying Halloween supplies, I couldn’t resist this new Simon Says Stamp ghost stencil which has such a great price point! After blending distress ink around the ghost, I spent a good amount of time searching for the ‘perfect’ patterned paper… which of course didn’t exist. So I ended up making my own with distress oxides. At first I used a Tim Holtz stencil and lifted off some ink using a baby wipe.

I added the bats (cut with an Ellen Hutson die) and the Clearly Besotted sentiment and called the card finished….. but I wasn’t happy!

After sleeping on it, I decided to try a different background. I created another blended panel and then spritzed the Hero Arts Starry Night Brushstroke background stamp with water before stamping it and lifting the ink that way. I preferred the effect and simply transferred all my elements from one background to the other – luckily they were quite easy to remove from the card base!

 

So, which version do you prefer?

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.