'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 22 September 2017

I think I’ve been bitten by the ‘Autumn Bug’…

I sorted through some of my stamps and found loads with an Autumnal theme, so I just played around.  Smile

Some of my favourite pear stamps (I have a few…).

I stamped this one in Distress inks, then moved the inks around a bit again, finally going over the word ‘Pear’ with a couple of Tombow pens, then dampening with a paintbrush – I kind of wish I hadn’t bothered but it’s not too bad.


The words on this one are stamped in Distress inks, then the pears were masked and watercoloured with Distress Inks.

I really do need to learn to take more care when photographing – in future I’ll try to make sure they’re straight!

You can’t see the background card, which is a very pale green – sort of eau de nil shade – very delicate..

Next time I’ll use three pears – the ‘rule of three’ definitely works better – these two just look lonely…


Here, I’ve used the same stamp as I did on the first one, but stamped in Versafine, then clear embossed on a green, yellow and blue background. I added a little colour from my Distress ink pads for the pear.


This is yet another large leaf – I should perhaps have mentioned that the cards in the last post are 6 inch square cards, as is this one. I inked the stamp with Versamark first, then added colour from a few different Distress inks, finally clear embossing.


This is the same leaf, stamped with Distress Oxides.


There are more, but I think that’s enough for now, hehe  Smile

My program seems to have lost some of my previous posts, so I hope they’ll be there when I publish.

I’d like to enter the first one into the Autumn Stamping Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Thanks for looking.



6 very kind comments from lovely people:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such beautiful autumnal cards! Happy weekend!

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty Autumn card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope you will join us again soon. Judy DT

Anke said...

Wonderful autumn cards, Cath.

Have a nice weekend.


hazel said...

Beautiful cards Cath, I have the same pear stamps - they've not been used for a long time.
xxx Hazel.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful work on interpreting the autumn theme, is is a beautiful time of the year is it not! Glad you could join us at Crafty Cardmakers . Hope to see you next time!
Glenda DT

Kim x said...

More lovely cards Cath. I love this time of year too.
Thank you for entering your cards into my 'Autumn' challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx