Wednesday 4 October 2023

Autumn’s Beauty🍁🍂

Hi everyone, wow here we are in October already, and autumn vibes are definitely in the air! I love warm and cosy autumn colours and there are also a lot of autumn themed challenges around, so I thought I’d get into the groove with an autumnal make and practice my wreath stamping at the same time.

I cut a square of cream multifarious card, and created a circle using blended Distress Oxide inks and a Lavinia circle mask. I then 2nd generation stamped some autumnal wording inside the circle in orange, then stamped the squirrel in a reddish brown. I stamped the oak leaves around the circle followed by the acorns and coloured them with a mixture of Elements ink and Distress ink. I highlighted the squirrel, leaves and acorns with a white gel pen (iin hindsight i think I rather overdid the white on the squirrel but i was rushing to finish so didn't look back to my previous attempt which was rather better!), and gave the squirrel an eye and mouth with a fineliner pen. Finally I stamped a sentiment in the corner then matted the finished piece onto brown card stock and a 6” square card blank.

Stamps: Lavinia Red Squirrel, Oak Leaves, Oak Leaf Flourish, Winter Spice; sentiment - AALL & Create #896 Forget Me Not;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber); Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Vintage Photo); Lavinia Elements ink (Russet Orange); Versafine Clair (Pinecone, Summertime); Versafine (Vintage Sepia); Spectrum Noir Harmony ink (Bordeaux); white gel pen, black fine liner;
Tools: Lavinia circle masks.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #748Autumn Trees, Leaves and Berries
As You Like It - Favourite Harvest Colours (and why) - TOP 3
(I love the combo of orange and brown as it is really rich and autumnal)
Aud Sentiments #306 - Ink Blending and/or Autumn plus a Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner #247 - Signs of Fall
Creatalicious #268 - Anything Goes with option Autumn Colours - TOP 3
Creative Inspirations (October) - Autumn or Hallowe’en
Do-Al(l) Kreative #82 - Leaves - TOP 3
Four Seasons (October) - Anything Goes Fall
Sheepski #79 - Autumn Colours
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin’ - Autumn - TOP 3
Try It On Tuesday - Autumn - TOP 3
Use Your Stuff #494 - Small Type
Word Art Wednesday #615/616 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

I really need to be getting a wriggle on with some Christmas cards, but I just love autumn colours so I may make a few more, even though I don’t actually own any specific autumn sentiments (though I have been looking!!)

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Diane said...

Your autumn wreath is absolutely gorgeous and so cleverly created, love it!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons!
Diane FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Ellibelle said...

Your wreath turned out absolutely beautiful and loving these wonderful autumn colors! The squirrel makes a great addition to the card as well, still got that little critter on my Lavinia wish list.
So great to see you at Four Seasons challenge this month!

brenda said...

Such warm Autumnal colours Pauline and a perfect card for your themes at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in at both.

B x

Sarn said...

Super autumnal card. Love the wreath and the little squirrel xxx

Dena J said...

Beautiful autumn wreath! I love the shading and the little squirrel. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Autumnal card Pauline I love how you have designed the wreath and added that darling little Squirrel a super make
lorraine x

Sarah said...

What a wonderful autumnal wreath. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts. Sarah

Brenda said...

This is no doubt, a beautiful autumn wreath. I have to say tho, your squirrel steals the show and I think he is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us over at As You Like It Challenge!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful wreath and Autumn colours
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
Carol DT x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Pauline, love the autumnal colours and fab design
Lorraine x

Mynn xx said...

This is totally stunning! I adore the beautifully rich colors you used! Sending crafty HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Linby said...

A beautiful autumnal card - love all the elements you combined and the colours Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so pretty with the darker centre and all the leaves. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams :)

Mrs.B said...

A lovely Autumn wreath Pauline, the Autumn leaves look as if they're tumbling through the air and the little squirrel is sweet.
Thanks for sharing this at Try it on Tuesday. Avril xx

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Pauline just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
Carol DT x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful autumnal card and design Pauline . Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays

Kim said...

What a beautiful image you created. The card is stunning. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

My name is Erika. said...

This is a gorgeous autumn wreath. And that squirrel is the perfect addition. This is such a lovely card for our new challenge at TIOT. Thanks for joining us Pauline. Hugs-Erika

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful and so Autumnal with the squirrel, (we have a few digging our lawn up grrr.) But he does look beautiful on your card.
Faith x

Dora said...

Wowm, great stamping! Beautiful card.Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Absolutely lovely Pauline. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Autumn card with us at Sweet Stampin' xoxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is stunning Pauline! The colouring is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us in our Autumn theme at Try It On Tuesday, Hugs, Chrisx

GerJanne said...

Hi Pauline,
I love your card! Great stampwork!
Thank you so much for joining us at DAK!

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Such a pretty autumnal card Pauline. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Jayne DT

Doris Klein said...

This is so pretty! Like the colours...

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
*DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Doris Klein said...

Pretty make with nice colours. Like it!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
*DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Cazro said...

A beautiful interpretation of Autumn, with the swirling leaves. Loving the hedgehog. too. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Caz. DT.