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

Sunday 30 September 2018

The challenge at Allsorts this week is Autumn Glory, so I thought I’d play around a little more with Autumn shades. There’s also a Nature challenge on Alphabet Challenge.

This is one of two of my favourite leaf stamps – it’s big - this card is 6” square! I made a lot of cards with both stamps last year, but mainly the other one, so I thought I’d ring the changes and use a different word stamp.


I played with this stamp first, inspired by a card I’d seen at CAS Mix-up., but I’m not happy with the way it turned out, so I decided not to use it for the challenge.


I also made a monochrome card, using Gathered Twigs in both Oxides and Distress, though I first sponged the background with Antique Linen Oxide, stamping an old Hero Arts paper texture stamp over it in the same colour. I stamped the centre leaves in Distress ink, embossed them, then masked before stamping the others in Oxide. Using a damp paintbrush, I blended the colour I’d stamped, then added some second generation background stamping in Oxide. Third generation may have been better on hindsight. I then stamped the words in Distress Ink, clear embossed, and added some touches of Distress ink painting over all the  leaves and around their edges.

This This is for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

ART OF GOD 2018 1

Shopping our Stash have a Smooshing Technique challenge, and since I love smooshing, I had to play! This card is A5 size – not small!


Addicted to CAS have a Diamond challenge, so I made this simple card as an experiment – I learned from it…


That’s all for now

Thanks for looking

See you soon



16 very kind comments from lovely people:

Basslady said...

your cards look so stunning!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous selection of card Cath. The leaf stamp looks wonderful, I can see how you like using it on your cards, it had super detail on the leaves.
Yvonne xx

brenda said...

Another super collection of creations Cath, I love the stylish leaf one at the top but my favourite is propably the 'Nature of Art' one, your use of colour and stamping give such a feel of dimension. Lovely to see you at our 'Autumn Glory' theme at Allsorts chalenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

hazel said...

More wonderful cards Cath, they're all so lovely.
xxx Hazel.

meg said...

Thank you for joining in at The Alphabet Challenge, with this beautiful selection of cards stunning work.

Donna said...

WOW!! You have a been a busy crafter!
A fantastic array of cards!
Thanks for smooshing with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

Mac Mable said...

Wow I so enjoyed popping into your blog. Such amazing creations and so very creative. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration too x.

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful assortment of cards, each one so beautifully done!
Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week!

Mimi said...

I really like the set-up of your blog-- very organized! I am visiting by way of Shopping Our Stash and absolutely love your submission! Gorgeous colors-- I could literally smoosh all day with silhouettes as the focal-- the effect is so appealing! Thank you for joining us, and I enjoyed all of your projects very much!

lauren bergold said...

so many amazing and beautiful cards... holy wow! of course i'm bound to say the smooshed one with the silhouette flowers is my favorite, right? awesome background! thanks for SHOPPING (& smooshing!) YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Cath! I am glad you didn't ask us to choose a favourite of these - they are all so beautiful! Big Hugs, Chrisx

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

You shared some really inspiring cards! There are so many details in each of them! Love all the colours you used ! Thank you for sharing your creativity!
Thank you for playing along with us over SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, September was a special month for us as we celebrated #STAMPtember , I hope you enjoyed the celebrations! We also hope to see you playing again with us this week!
Take care, xx Zoey

Ellenor said...

Wow, your card for your challenge is beautiful, love it so much :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

Ceal said...

gorgeous card, love the background. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your well-deserved win at Addicted to CAS, Cath! Your diamond background is so pretty and really makes the silhouette pop!

I hope to hear from you about being our Guest Designer for the next challenge!!!

Neet said...

Another beautiful selection of cards from the hand of Cath whom I admire so much.
The first three cards are so 'you' and to some extent so is the next one but then I cam to the Diamond card and I just fell in love with it. So simple but so much work seems to have gone into it. The background is lovely Cath.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Neet xx