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Sep 5, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - September Challenge

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!

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 Goes
Simon 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

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  1. What a dramatic card Ellie - I love how you have coloured the leaf, and the wonderful way you have mounted it over the wheat sheaf stamping and the fabulous script stamp at the bottom.

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING the leaves, the acorns and the colors!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous card! Congrats to the winner!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Marilyn and have a great day too!!

  4. Brilliant take on the leaves challenge at the Alphabet Challenge, love the fine detail and the colours you used

  5. Absolutely stunning Ellie, the colours, design everything is drawn together into a beautiful design.

    B x

  6. Amazing card with fabulous elements, love your background and the modern style!

  7. Beautifully created card!! Thank you for joining our Alphabet Challenge, letter 'L' Leaves!
    Diane AC DT

  8. No matter what season, it is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Wendy!

  9. Beautiful design on this card. Love the leaf and acorn stamp. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

  10. Such a pretty card! Your coloring is really wonderful.

  11. Your card is gorgeous. LOVE that stamp and your design. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  12. Love your beautiful card! Those leaves are just wonderful and the background is great as well. Thank you for playing with us at Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

    1. Thanks so much Debbie, and I will definitely join the Alphabet challenge again soon!

  13. What a lovely autumnal card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Wow! Absolutely stunning! Your creation almost rivals Mother Nature's Beauty! hugs, de

  16. I love your leaf card! The colors are gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
    Blessings, Jeanie
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafter's Castle

  17. Very nice!!! I love the beautiful Autumn colors and leaves. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  18. Very nice ... Thank you so much for adding your card to the Sinkin' Inkers challenge.
    Happy Crafting

  19. This is such a rich card! Love the background and all the details you layered together! The autumn palette really brings out the cozyness that is a MUST in this season! Well done!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp!! I hope you are having fun celebrating with us this very special month!!!
    We all hope to see you again this week!!

    Love Zoey

    ps. I am a bit late with commenting, I apologize <3

  20. I love your work with watercolors. Very artistic effect .. A great design
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor.
    BożenA DT HLS

  21. You have created a wonderful card. I love the beautiful background and the word border along the bottom makes it very special. Thanks so much for joining us over at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month.

  22. A beautifu; autumnal card, love the watercoloured background. Thank you for joining us over at PBSC this month, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us for our next challenge, love Jacky x


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