Saturday, 10 October 2015

Autumn Is Here

Hi there fellow crafters

It's much darker in the mornings and getting dark earlier in the evenings and there's definitely a nip in the air here in the UK, and that's what this week's challenge at Less is More is all about.  We're back with our One Layer challenge and this week our theme is...


Autumn
You can find the guidelines for our one layer challenges here



I've got two cards to share with you today, here's the first...





I masked a horizontal panel and blended various Distress Inks in autumnal tones.  I then took a leaf image from a Kanban set, spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped on my panel one at a time, leaving the water to settle for a short while and then blotted with a paper towel to remove the colour.  Then, using second generation stamping I randomly stamped a small linear leaf image from a set by Honey Doo Crafts.  After removing the masks I finished by stamping the tree and sentiment from the same Kanban set in brown pigment ink.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain; Versa Color - Pine Cone
  • Stamps: Kanban - Autumn Silhouettes; Honey Doo Crafts - Mini Shadows


Challenge entries:

The Friday Mash Up - Challenge #229 - Autumn/Masking (I didn't use the actual colours so just masking challenge here)
Stamping Sensations - October Challenge - Colours of Autumn
The Male Room - Challenge #20 - Autumn
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Autumn is in the Air
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #41 - 'Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile'
Penny Black and More - October Challenge - Warm Autumn Colours




And my second card...





I used some mixed media paper to create my card base and then stamped the little leaves using VersaMark Ink.  I then heat embossed using gold embossing powder.  I used some of my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens blended together with water to colour in the leaves.  The sentiment was then stamped in the centre in using brown pigment ink.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Daler Rowney - Mixed Media
  • Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts - Mini Shadows; Clearly Besotted - Many Messages
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - Pine Cone
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich


Challenge entries:

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #394 - One Layer

Virginia's View - Challenge #19 - All Things Coloured













Fusion - Falling Leaves Bouquet (I used the photo for my inspiration)











{PIN}spirational Challenge - Challenge #150 - photo inspiration















Thanks so much for popping by.  One layer challenges can be a struggle but we would love to have you join us at Less is More this week.

Bye for now


43 comments:

  1. I'm blown away... No pun... By your gorgeous cards Anita! You try out unique and gorgeous techniques with water stamping and stenciling on distress inks that ooze class and sophistication. I'm always thinking I'll try that then forget. So loving that technique and clever scene on the first then the gold embossed and coloured leaves are just awesome! There's another sentiment set I NEED from CBS!!! Have a great weekend and thanks for your lovely comments. X

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  2. Wow, Neets, super stamping techniques and fantastic use of the colours, so inspiring!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  3. Stunning cards with fabulous effects Anita, those gold embossed leaves look awesome and the faux bleach looks amazing!
    Chrissie x

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  4. I love that background effect you have achieved on your first card, Anita - such a lovely texture and the flurry of gold embossed leaves looks fabulous too. You have definitely captured autumn with these gorgeous cards :)

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  5. LOVE that unusual effect in the background of your first card Anita and the gold outline around those leaves is stunning! Fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx

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  6. Both cards are gorgeous. I especially love the CAS design of the dpsecond with the gold embossing. Thanks for joining Fusion and why not enter these into Time Out, they would be perfect x

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  7. Two super creations Neets and perfect for our theme this month, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge. Would also fit in nicely at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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  8. Thanks for linking up...you can't escape me xx

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  9. Hi Neets, you make it hard, don't you? I love your first card for its lovely masking and that silhouette but then I find myself equally in love with the second card. The gold embossing and those wildly tumbling coloured leaves really do make a wonderful card.

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  10. 2 gorgeous cards. Like them both - love the clean lines and the gold embossing on the second is really striking. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck.
    Viv (DT)

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  11. Love both of your cards Neets - the first one you used for the challenge is superb, with the extra details! Love that you overstepped your masked panel with a spritzed stamp, and then added a gentle line image as well, and the tree outside the panel finishes it beautifully. I also love the little embossed and painted leaves gently falling. Beautiful inspirations!

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  12. Great cards!! You have put so much into creating your backgrounds! Fabulous. Considering all the different technique on the first I'm amazed it looks so perfect & not warped! Great x

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  13. Beautiful cards, Neets! I love your golden leaves. Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

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  14. I really love both of your cards. So clever how you created the panel in the first card. I'm off to see if I can track down the lovely leaf stamps you used! Karen x

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  15. Wooow Anita....I am also blown away...your first card so clean and simple and adorable stamp you used...
    The second one..gold emboss woow..it makes your card elegant..
    Anita thanks for your love on my post..I will jump to your other post..would you jump n see my first post sweety.
    Hugs from ATSM teamie
    Monika

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  16. Love the colours and the blending on the first card and the finished background effect. Also love the tumbling leaves on the second card, the gold embossing and the watercolour effect x Both gorgeous one layer cards x

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  17. WOW! Gorgeous cards ...... love the tree against that inky panel, but I have to say the falling leaves on the second one are simply stunning. Love the gold embossing! xx

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  18. Fabulous autumn cards Anita - thanks for sharing your techniques. Love how you created the background leaves on the first one, and the gold embossed leaf outlines on the 2nd are awesome!
    Sylvia xx
    PS: thanks for your lovely comment.

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  19. These cards are both beautiful Anita! Lovely designs, colours and leaves. Thank you so much for sharing a bit of autumn with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week!

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  20. These are so beautiful. I especially love your first one - the background is perfect behind the tree. Your cards are such an inspiration!

    Jen xxx

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  21. Oh my...love them both! so beautiful.

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  22. You are totally rocking the Autumn colours with these beauties!!!! Your techniques for stamping with water is something I've never come across before, the effect on your card is incredible. Have to try that one out for sure!! And your gold with the water colouring on your second card is gorgeous and love how you included green with your colours. I always learn something new when I visit your blog!!! And you know I'm always excited to see you at TIME OUT!!

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  23. Two beautiful cards. I love the panel on the first one and the gold embossing on the second card is really lovely. xx

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  24. Both of your cards are beYOUtiful, but the water pooling and then removing it from the first card is really cool. Thanks for showing that, and for playing along in our Friday Mashup challenge! ~amy

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  25. What a great background you used for your first card and I love the gold embossing on the 2nd. They are both lovely. Thanks for sharing at Time Out

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  26. Both cards are simply gorgeous. I love the inked panel behind the silhouette tree, perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with our Autumn theme at The Male Room this week! Love the tumbling leaves on the other card too!

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  27. Beautiful cards! There is something about gold that just screams elegance! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion.

    Deanne :)

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  28. Anita, your card is lovely!! The gold embossed leaves are all perfectly colored and placed. Gorgeous one layer card!! Thank you for playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge!

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  29. Lovely cards, terrific masking on the first one.

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

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  30. I love love love your first card! So cool techniques and such a fantastic artsy, CAS look. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  31. Stunning cards Anita as always!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Debxx

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  32. Beautiful cards Anita, lovely blending on the first and such pretty leaves on the second one too ☺ Viv xx

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  33. Fabulous Autumn colours Anita! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

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  34. Two beautiful cards, Anita! The water stamping technique on the first card makes awesome background!

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  35. Ooh these are gorgeous Anita, love your colouring of those gold leaves, looks fab
    xxx

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  36. I love how you've done this and what a great result. I will certainly have a go myself. Thanks.

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  37. Wow, what gorgeous cards! Love them both!

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  38. Wow! Two stunning Autumnal cards, Anita! Very elegant and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

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  39. Two stunning Autumnal cards and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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  40. Great cards!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  41. Stunning Cards. I love the falling leaves.

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