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

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Thought I'd share another quick Autumn card, which came into being simply because I couldn't read the words on the words stamp, so tried them on a small square of card and embossed in clear ep in order to show them up clearly! 

This Time to Stamp maple leaf is one of my all time favourite leafy stamps - I love the fact that it's so delicate and feathery. The extra fussy cut leaves were added because they were on my desk... the curled leaf on the background is a PSX stamp. I used Distress Inks for the background and to watercolour the leaves, having stamped them in Archival inks.

I'm linking to 
Addicted to Stamps & More's Photo challenge (leaves and colours)

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge, Stamp it!
Use Your Stuff, Fall Project with at least 3 leaves...

This card is anything but seasonal... I just fancied using this image, so here it is. It's an Oxide background with some DI watercolouring on the Studio Light flutterbies, which are stamped again, fussy cut and stuck over the stamped images...they're also finished off with some clear acrylic glitter paint from an old bottle I bought when I first started stamping, around 22 years ago! The borders were stamped with no attention to how straight they were - and yes, it's deliberate. I added some random white and black pen on the cross hatch border - I didn't want it to be alternated or 'perfect'. Maybe I should've saved this for Thankful November...sadly, you can't really see the colour variations on this - the scanner didn't pick them up but I can't photograph it because it's already in the mail...it's actually more of a lavender and green - I used Shaded Lilac and Cracked Pistachio inks, stencilling in Brilliance Lavender, to add a little sheen, and spraying in clear mica to finish.
This will be the card I link to a couple of the above challenges...
(For some weird reason, despite trying to reformat several times, Blogger won't let me centre anything above this paragraph - weird - so please accept my apologies for the mixed formatting!)
Thanks for calling in today
I hope to see some of you in November's Art Every Day challenge, as and when I'm able...
I'll be back soon...

11 very kind comments from lovely people:

Sue said...

Your leaves card is stunning, Cath. Really stood out to me. I love the richness and depth of the colours.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card in these colours!
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Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

Tristan said...

Cath, I love your maple leaf card, they look so real with the colouring technique you used. I shades of oranges and the white sentiment provides perfect balance. Thanks for playing with us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

Tammy said...

Two stunning cards Cath! I love the gorgeous autumn colors and all of the leaves on your first card and what a stunning butterfly card, gorgeous inky background and beautiful stamps!
Tammy x

Neet said...

I see you are like me. Sometimes I cannot get it to format as I want part way through and it frustrates me like billy oh.
Your leaf stamp is absolutely beautiful, such a gorgeous card - love the rich colours you have used and I agree, it is a pretty stamp. I like how you have got the touches of black on some of the edges - now wondering how you did it?
The butterfly card is very pretty too and I do like how you have included a border on the two long sides.
Hugs, Neet xx

My name is Erika. said...

I can see why you love that stamp. I thought it was a real leaf. I have a collection of images and bits from way back in the day. I don't know exactly when I started to stamp, but maybe 20 or a few more years. Anyhow, the card is really lovely, they both are! Happy start to the new month. hugs-Erika

Julene Matthews said...

A beautiful autumn coloured card. Thanks for joining us at UYS.

Nicolette said...

A lovely card.
Thank you for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
Nicolette DT

SweetScraps said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love how you said it came about because... sometimes things like that force us to be more creative and make better results! Thanks for joining in at Use Your Stuff!

Ellibelle said...

Both cards are so absolutely beautiful, loving the mix of inks and stamps you used on each card!
Thank you much for taking the time to join in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT