Sunday, 5 October 2014

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Although my favourite season is spring, I do love the glorious autumn colours and misty mornings. And evenings, come to that. When I looked outside last night just before bedtime, it was like looking at a fantasy world. The sky was quite clear, but there was a low mist lying over the fields, with just the tops of the trees peeping above it. Lit by the moonlight, it was an eerily beautiful scene. Just wish I could have photographed it, but my camera sadly isn't up to the job. On Friday we had a day and night of torrential rain, quite a shock after such a dry September, and the river here flooded over its banks for the first time in several months. The weather has turned decidedly chilly too, time to break out the winter woollies, methinks!

Anyway, let's warm things up with our October challenge at Stamping Sensations, where we are celebrating the season with a theme of


We would like to see lots of lovely greens, browns, yellows, oranges and reds.

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Imagination Crafts, who are donating a very generous £35 voucher to the lucky winner.

I've used the Lillies Decoupage Stamp Sets by Imaginations Crafts for my card.

I began by stamping the image with black Brilliance ink and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder. The background was then coloured with Distress inks. I decided to leave the flowers uncoloured so that they would stand out. The Decoupage stamp sets are, obviously, ideal for 3D decoupaging, which would also have given more prominence to the lillies, but as the card was to be posted, I wanted to keep it quite flat.

I matted the image on to a piece of textured green card and layered it with a diecut by Britannia dies on to to the base card, which had been stamped with one of the stamps from the set, in the same Distress ink colours. The same stamp and inks were also used on the tag, along with a sentiment from the set. Some diecut leaves (Cheery Lynn) and autumn-hued threads completed the card.

For some truly gorgeous autumn inspiration, do hop over to see the wonderful projects my talented teamies have posted on the Challenge Blog. Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

We had a very similar scene here last night Lynne, although the moon was far from full it gave out so much crystal light. And it's very chilly this morning, don't think the frosts are far away.

A lovely card and the lily really pops from the card. See you used the Britannia die, do you find it cuts OK as I have real problems with mine ?

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

craftimamma said...

Beautiful card Lynne using my favourite colour palette that nature shares with us. It was an extremely clear night here last night and although I didnt find the evening too cold ....we went to Matlock for the fireworks & was/is very chilly this morning.

Lesley Xx

Jean Straw said...

A beautiful card Lynne.Lovely colours and stamps, and I like the little die cut leaves.
Jean x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Lynne! Love the colours and your die-cut sets it off beautifully. Looking forward to seeing you soon xxx

Maxine D said...

Love the way you have coloured the background and made the lilies 'pop' to create a fabulous focal point.

Sarah said...

Thank you for your kind comment and the suggestion for a four seasons card with the stamp...great idea!!

pinky said...

Same weather over here Lynne, and definitely chilly! I love your colours, stamping and finish to this gorgeous card.

Eret said...

Very creative use of the stamp. Love the colorful background around the white flowers. Very beautiful card!
Eret x

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous design. I love the background behind the lillies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

Love your creation Lynne, the stamped background is fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

SARN said...

Very pretty card indeed. x