Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumnal colours

Aren't the colours of autumn just glorious, so vibrant and hard to catch on a card, but beautiful in the crisp and clean air. I love to take walks and admire the leaves, but today the weather is so windy, maybe it calms down later. It's much better to stay warm and cozy in the craft room :)

I used Penny Black's Leopard's Bane for the image and the decor paper, and a Stampabilities background flourish around the image.
Distress Inks for stamping, distressing and colouring (the ribbon).
Alco Inks and marbles in a plastic box to create the smaller decor paper.
Prima flowers.
Tsukineko clear embossing powder for image.
MS border punch and Cuttlebug embossing plate and border.
QK small leaves die and a Sakura pen to draw the veins.
Acrylic paints to make the paper for the leaves.
Buttons, threads, ribbon and gem are from my stash.

For Fun Challenges: Fall
Stampin' for the Weekend: Autumn
Sir Stampalot Challenge: Autumn Breezes, Buttons and a Bow(s)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge: It's Autumn and a fab photo for inspiration

And you can also join Penny Black at Allsorts with colours of autumn, wonderful chances for prizes this month!

Thanks for visiting and leaving comments! Love to read them and to be able to visit you too.

Hugs
Maarit

14 comments:

  1. Hi what a wonderful card, I love the autumn colours
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  2. Hi Maarit

    This is stunningly beautiful. I love it!!

    As you say Autumn colours are so hard to capture .. .. but you have done it perfectly here.

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  3. WOW Maarit this is stunning and has a lot of impact with those colours and the wonderful stamping an amazing piece of work I love it thank you for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot this month,
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  4. Hi Maarit

    Stunning colours, so rich and vibrant, you have captured the theme perfectly.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

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  5. Hi Maarit, your card is so beautifully rich in fabulous colours, so brilliant for the Sir Stampalot Autumn Challenge.

    thanks for joining us in the Sir stampalot Challenge. hugs chris xx

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  6. Beautiful colors and I love the way you've added the buttons as flower centers. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

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  7. Love the bright colors and flowers! Nice work! :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  8. Lovely piece of work, really bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  9. Hi Maarit,

    This is fabulous! Such gorgeous autumn colours. Thank you for joining us as Sir Stampalot this month.

    Clare x

    p.s. Many congratulations on becoming at DT at Penny Black at Allsorts. x

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  10. What a stunning card Maarit. Such gorgeous Autumn colours and a perfect layout.

    Shirley

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  11. Lovely fall card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at FFC!

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  12. Fabulous colours, Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  13. A beautiful Autumnal card! Gorgeous colours and I love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

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I love to read your comments :)

Warm hugs
Maarit