Hello and welcome to a new month of Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday! It's September, and fitting for this time of the year I selected the theme of
"Signs of Autumn".
It's not technically Fall yet and we're currently having a little bit of a heat wave, but you can tell the seasons are changing. The squirrels in my backyard are busy gathering acorns and tearing up my old outdoor seat cushion to build a warmer nest :-) My small plum tree that I planted last year has already lost all of its leaves, but that's probably because of the japanese beetle infestation we've had again this Summer.
Back to the challenge theme.....this can be autumn leaves, fall flowers, fall colors, harvesting, pumpkins, maybe an Autumn sunset, Halloween.....lots of choices here and I can't wait to see what YOU will share this month!
Penny Black Grateful // Penny Black Heartfelt // Whimsy Basic Backgrounds (retired) // Versafine Onyx Ink // Mustard Seed Ink // Wild Honey Ink // Mowed Lawn Ink // Zig Clean Color Markers // Cutterbee Scissors // Jute Twine
Last month I made this card using the same set I used today, and this background was done at that same time with the same inks using Loll's Splash Watercolor technique. That's why I enjoy this technique so much, it gives me the opportunity to make more than one unique background at the same time and I can use it later.
The leaves and acorns stamp was heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper then colored using my Zig Clean Color Markers and I used my cutterbee scissors to cut it out. Before adding the fussy cut image, I stamped the wheat image from the same set using Wild Honey Ink over the watercolor background. The image was attached with pop up glue dots. The words border is an old stamp by Whimsy Stamps and no longer available, but any type of "script" stamp can be used, or even single stamps repeatedly stamped to form a border.
I added some old Stampin Up gingham ribbon and a little bit of Jute Twine to finish off the card. The green card base is by Stampin Up.
Also sharing my card here:
Stinkin' Inkers - Leaves are Falling
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Fall / Halloween
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - No patterned paper
Fabrika Fantasy - Autumn
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour September - Anything GoesSimon Says Stamp Monday - Stamp it On
Cardz 4 Galz - Beautiful Backgrounds
Moving along with the Times Gingham and/or Buttons (Gingham ribbon used)
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Leaves
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use any Technique (I used Splash Watercolor technique)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge- Anything Goes with PB or sketch
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create - 2weeks - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Below are some of the products I used as found on Amazon for those of you interested. Remember - most products quality for free shipping with an order of $25 or more within the US.
And now it's time to announce the August prize winner................
That is Dar from Dar's Crafty Creations.
Congratulations, please email me at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com by September 19th to claim your prize.
The linky tool for the September challenge is below, to play along simply link your "Signs of Autumn" creation below.
This is the September prize - a wood mounted PennyBlack leafy border stamp from my prize box.
Please remember to follow these simple rules:
- You Must follow the theme
- You must leave a link back here in your blog post
- No more than 3 entries please
- You may combine with any other challenge
Thank you so much for visiting and happy stamping!!!
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