Sunday, 31 October 2010

One card for 2 Challenges

Here is a very autumnal card for 2 challenges - see the end of this blog for details

The completed card is A5 in size. The background was created from a piece of wood effect paper which was coloured with Adirondack Inks - Espresso, Rust and Butterscotch.

The main image and the sentiment are from the new stamps from Sheena Douglass. These were both stamped with Espresso ink and water coloured with the same three inks already mentioned. The autumnal leaf images were from some wood mounted stamps that I have had for years but I cannot tell you the manufacturer as they are unmarked. These were also water coloured with the inks and cut out when dry.

The three buttons, I made myself from clay (Fimo). They are imprinted with designs from various rubber stamps and coloured with Perfect Pearls mica powder before baking. Each was threaded with a piece of copper coloured organza ribbon for added texture.

The sentiment was cut out using a Nestabilities Label design as was the bronzy coloured mirror card for the backing.

Everything was assembled using double sided tape or glue with the sentiment being mounted with foam pads for depth.

Challenges: The Critter Sketch Challenge #37 - Sketch and Buttons ( and the Crafty Creations Challenge #91 - Autumn (


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the image and your color choices, plus the leaves and the carefully arranged buttons. hanks for joining us for the Critter Sketch Challenge and hope you will come back and play again next week!

  2. Hi Shirl, I see you are definitely getting in the swing of the challenges, and this one is fabulous love that scene its gorgeous, the colouring is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. your scene is fabulous - love all the autumnal tones! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  4. Hi Shirl, Oh wow, what a fab card, love the image, your soooo creative.xx

  5. Beautiful card, very elegant!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  6. Gorgeous card!! I just love the fall feeling it portrays! Thanks for playing along with us at the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  7. Oh, very beautiful card! Love the fall mood you have set! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations!


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