Sunday, 1 October 2017

Autumn Glory

It's time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations and our theme is AUTUMN GLORY. Please please remember we are a STAMPING CHALLENGE so stamping has to be the FOCAL POINT of your entry
We have the fab Stamp Addicts as our sponsors too - a great prize on offer!

My DT submission started off it's life as a tag... but then I thought it needed to go on a card!!

I started off with a plain manilla tag, a variety of leaf stamps and Distress Inks.
I clear embossed the large leafy branches and the tiny 'dotty' stamp first then began to build up the colour.

Covered the whole tag with Dried Marigold then blended Ripe Persimmon and finished with Seedless Preserve - although this is purple it gave a lovely Autumny colour over the other inks!

Rubbed the whole tag with a paper towel and this allowed the clear embossed bits to stand out a bit.
Simply randomly stamped a few odd leaves, a tiny script stamp and the word stamp- used same inks with the addition of Gathered Twigs.
A wooden bark effect button and some twine finished it.

My stand alone tag looked a bit 'lost' so with ivory linen card I used a wood background embossing folder and just brushed the ink duster over it (didn't apply any more ink - just used up what was on the brush!)
Matted then put onto the card and popped a teeny wooden peg on the top.

Hope you like it - please go visit the Stamping Sensations blog and have a peep at what my teamies have come up with this month!
Thanks for visiting me today - appreciate you all! x


Sally H said...

Totally gorgeous, Viv! I love it! Wonderful sumptuous colours!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Autumnal tag card Viv love your colours


Lynne K said...

Wow, stunning tag, Viv! Emboss resist is one of my favourite techniques, and this is a gorgeous example! Wonderful blending of the colours too. It would have been great as a standalone tag, but it's fabulous as a card. Love it!

Lynne x

Carole said...

Love your card Viv...really autumnal and the tag on the card is really set off by the embossed cream background.x

Tracy said...

What a fabulous tag, really gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely Autumnal tag Viv and I like the embossing in the background as it works together really well. I hope that you're keeping well and that your tour is still going well. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Viv. The tag is beautiful in lovely warm colours and the background is perfect for it. Very stylish! Marlies

Joan said...

Beautiful tag Viv and what a good idea to add it to the woodgrain background too, the colours are lovely and I love the white embossing.


Joan said...

Beautiful tag Viv and what a good idea to add it to the woodgrain background too, the colours are lovely and I love the white embossing.


Loll said...

Love your layers of stamping and distress inks, Viv. This is one gorgeous card. The autumn colours are beautiful. Great design! xx

Cara said...

This is just stunning. Love all the texture x

Henry said...

I really like how you turned your nice tag into a gorgeous card!!! Amazing stamps and Autumnal colors. Thanks for sharing:)

SewPaperPaint said...

I just love this! Such a pretty treatment on your tag and the card is a perfect setting. Hugs, Autumn

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your card is amazing - I love it! The autumnal colours you created with the Distress Inks, as well as the embossing and stamps are so beautiful 😁. Nice to meet you at Stamping Sensations and wishing you a Happy Autumn and Weekend! J 😊

Sarn said...

Hi Viv . . . I'm back from my travels and am catching up in blogland. LOVE the look of this very pretty autumnal card. Great inking and embossing.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

I somehow managed to miss this and as it is so pretty I had to leave a comment Viv. I love the Autumnal colours and the beautiful foliage, and it looks great on the inked woodgrain embossed background. x

butterfly said...

I love this tag - gorgeous leaves both embossed and stamped to get all the colour variations - it's fab!
Alison x