Wednesday, 10 October 2012

These fit several current challenges but were made for a KCUK tag swap – scraplings as accompaniment.

I love leaves – though had forgotten quite how much – and I also love autumn colours.  I spent a blissful couple of hours stippling and stamping with Fluid chalks on the tags.  I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold to overstamp and edged with Krylon pen.

autumn scrapling   autumn tag

autumn tag 2 

octagonal scrapling autumn 

The best thing of all about chalk inks, is that they’re permanent once heat set and will never fade, unlike Distress ink and Adirondacks, which I usually use.  I’m veering more to permanent inks (and other mediums) at the moment because I want to be able to flick through my journals in a few years and see where I was up to now!

I used Adirondacks on the cards, with some stamping in Archival Sepia and, of course, some gold embossing, perfect for this time of year.

Then I got out the Brilliance ink, over Dylusions backgrounds, and made these.

Two more pages for the Journalling Mingle

Cath October 1   Cath October 2

and another card to accompany them, this time using Gold Leaf.

autumn leafing

It’s far from perfect, but I actually like the imperfection and my Stamp’n’Bond is pretty old and lumpy! What I love most about Brilliance (which is also a pigment ink and therefore permanent) is the pearlescent watermark effect you get from the understamping, which only shows when you tilt the card.

Challenges I’d like to enter are:-

Try it on Tuesday – Autumn Colours

Crazy Amigos – Falling leaves

All Sorts Challenge Blog – Autumn Leaves and Trees

Fashionable Stamping Challenge – Shades of Autumn/Fall (thanks, Lynne)

and one I haven’t heard of before…

Visible Images – Inspired by Autumn

xxx

35 very much appreciated comments:

Ann B said...

With you all the way on the 'love autumn' theme. Colours are beautiful and the embossing is perfect.
Ann B
xx

herminesplace said...

Fantastic, love those colours, so rich and warm

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These are gorgeous!!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Cor, lots of wonderful creations to pour over here :) Love them all, the gold embossing really enhances the image over the background colours. I especially love the hexagon card, such gorgeous colouration of the purple and orange. Pxx

Elizabeth said...

Love the autumn theme too - just love the colours and your pieces are simply gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

These leaves are really autumn Cath. Brautiful work, love it.
Lovely greet
Marja

sam21ski said...

Great to see you getting inky and creative again Cath. All are fab and such lovely colours but my fave is the first tag.

Sam xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow so fabulous.. I love the colors and composition of all this pieces and the golden Enbossing makes ist pop!

xxx Susi

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Looking at the last image is reminiscent of gazing into a piece of amber- all the depth and layers...and those deep warm colours. Gorgeous.

lynne said...

Sumptuous colours. The gold embossing looks stunning against the backgrounds.
If you would like to join us at FSC this fortnight we would love to see you there.
Wishes
Lynne

JoZart said...

Beautiful leaves and lovely colour shades. The shadow effect is very effective. I love the new white background of your blog which makes your lovely work pop out so well.
Jo x

Esther said...

WOW - love the vibrant colours and the gold images which look amazing against those gorgeously inked backgrounds..Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

cbee said...

Wow, these are so beautiful. Love the golden leaves and the beautiful colors of autumn!
Thank you so much for taking part in the challenge at Visible Image

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful leaves Cath and the colors are great.

Greetings Janny

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful "Indian Summer" look, gorgeous assortement of art works.
Groetjes Anja

Evil Edna said...

great work, beautiful with an almost etheral feel. thank you for sharing with us TIOT.EE

Craftnut said...

Youve created some lovely backgrounds! thanks for sharing your card with us at allsorts Tracy x

belldoubleyou said...

So much smudgy blendy leaf-stampy fall color! What a great collection of projects.

brenda said...

You have captured lovely warm colours of autumn beautifully.

Thanks so much for joining in our Autumn Leaves and Trees theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Rosie said...

Great Indian Summer, love it

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous autumn feel...Your leaves look amazing ...

Greetings, Alie :-)

Ann B said...

Just popping back on to say a big thanks to Cath - these pages are sitting on my desk now and they are absolutely beautiful - photos do not do them justice.
Can you see I like them?

Ann B
xx

Jessica Pascarella said...

Love how the gold jumps out! Great colors! Thanks for joining us at Visible Image!

Sarah said...

Just love these Cath, gorgeous rich colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Visible Image said...

Wow! Fabulous creations. Love all the colours of autumn and the leaves look amazing in gold. Thanks so much for entering our 'Inspired By Autumn' challenge over at Visible Image

Anne (cornucopia) said...

WOW! These are all gorgeous! Great colors and stamp work!

Anke said...

Wonderful leaves and colours, great pieces.

Hugs
Anke

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful collection of Autumn leaves and in such vibrant colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril

Lizbethem said...

Wonderful tags! I love Autumn leaves and their marvelous colours, too!

Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful autumnal feel pieces

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So many wonderful fall feeling pieces, love the colors and the use of the golden embossing powder.
Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely beautiful work. I love how alive they seem as the colours resonate (hope that doesn't sound mad!). Also, I didn't know to heat set chalk ink so many thanks. Nicola x

Benzi said...

These are just stunning Fall creations. Beautifully done!!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Glad you joined us this week at FSC! Your card and tags are just gorgeous! Best wishes, Yvonne

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! This is full of inky goodness! Love the embossed leaf, just everything about this is gorgeous! Thank you for taking the time to link up with us at Visible Image