Sunday, 20 September 2020

Signs of Autumn

 


Over at the Outlawz Challenge there is a monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge. If you have taken part in the previous month you get a new image to play with. This month we have an image and 2 sentiments from the Signs of Autumn set by Jan's Digi Stamps.

Autumn is my favourite season. I love the slight crispness that you get in the air, the sun is not so hot and burny and the leaves start to turn into the most magical of colours. Also at the end of the month it is my birthday and also my wedding anniversary so lots of good things to look forward to.

This image was an absolute delight to work with. I coloured the image using a combination of Promarker and Spectrum Noir pens. I wanted to use lots of colours to emulate the leaves in yellows, oranges, reds, greens & browns. The jar is coloured a very pale grey with a darker seal. I added some silver gel pen to the metal clasp. The jar has a layers os subtle sparkle from a Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. This really doesn't show up on photos well at all but I promise it is there in real life.

The base of the card is brown card stock from Aldi cut into a 6" square. This gives a nice strip of scrap card stock so this was used to mat the image.

I used sketch 475 from Try Stamping on Tuesday for the layout


The glittery leaves patterned paper is from a Dovecraft Pack Neighbourwood which has lots of leafy patterned papers in it, perfect for autumn projects.  The 'ribbon' is an offcut of paper from the Papermania Birdsong pad. 

Following the prompt on the sketch I added 3 square brown gems and a little sentiment tag from a HOTP Earthtones Creative Pack. When I first started making cards 20 years ago I bought a few of those pads and still have loads of tags and papers left. I mounted this onto a scrap of gold card and added a gold self adhesive puffy dot. The tag and image are mounted onto 3d foam for added dimension.

Card Details -

Size - 6" Square
Colouring Medium - Promarker, Spectrum Noir, Silver gel pen, Spectrum Noir Clear glitter overlay 
Embellishments - gold puffy dome sticker, square gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)



34 comments:

  1. A perfect card for the autumnal days. I really like the leafy backing paper.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  2. Très jolie carte automnale, grand choix des couleurs.
    Merci de votre participation au challenge colour crazy, cette semaine.
    Maryann Scrapbooking
    Guest Designer CCC


    Very nice autumn card, large variety of colors.
    Thank you for participating in the colour crazy challenge this week.
    Maryann Scrapbooking
    Guest Designer CCC

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  3. Beautiful card, I love your design and image. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka DT

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  4. A lovely Autumnal card. The colours are striking. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

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  5. Beautiful autumn creation Mandy, and love the little tag in the corner! Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  6. Pretty card, Mandy! Love the fall colors. and GREAT job coloring the leaves! Thank you for sharing your card and talents with both Try Stampin' on Tuesday and Double Trouble!!! -Donna

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  7. Gorgeous card, Mandy! There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers in a jar! Thanks for joining in my foliage challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, good luck. Juliexx

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  8. Love this, Many - what a pretty jar! Love your fun colors, and pretty papers! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

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  9. A very pretty card, beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  10. Love the way you colored this and the cute little tag. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenges.

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  11. It Looks wonderful, thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxx

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  12. Such a pretty card for this time of year. I love the warm autumnal colours. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  13. Beautiful! I love these colorful leaves! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    Mia
    Designer for Jan’s Digi Stamps
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

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  14. A really pretty card Mandy. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  15. Beautiful autumn bouquet and colours. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  16. The card is very beautiful. I like the layout and the paper so much.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

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  17. Great looking card! Thanks for playing with us over at PFP last week. We now have a new fun challenge up for you!
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  18. Thanks for entering our Challenge this week @ Little Red Wagon with this lovely Card.

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  19. Great colouring Mandy. You have given me some ideas as I have to make some 'Autumn' ATCs fairly soon.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  20. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  21. This is so beautiful, nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

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  22. Pretty card and love the fall leaves. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz (and Crafty Sentiments, Colour Crazy, Aud Sentiments, Crafty Gals Corner)

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  23. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.
    :) Janis, Design Team Member

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  24. Fab autumn card and take on the sketch!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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  25. Mandy, Wow! Magnificent color combination and papers to show off the brilliance of Fall. Thank you for showcasing Signs of Autumn and sharing your creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us again... HAPPY CRAFTING!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  26. I like your project a lot, Mandy! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge over at Penny's Challenges. Looking forward to see you again!
    Hugs

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  27. Great fall card, Mandy, with lots of pretty coloring! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #475.

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  28. Mandy your card is colored perfectly and I love the balance of the objects. Well done! Thank you for sharing at Penny's Challenge. DT~Jana

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  29. Fabulous;ous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy DT

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  30. A great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

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  31. Such a pretty DP in the background which goes really well with your mug of leaves.
    Thanks for sharing at Uniko. :)

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  32. Wonderful card. Your interpretation of the sketch is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.
    Victoria DT

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  33. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our Fall Colors Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!

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