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Nov 22, 2020

Acorns and Autumn Leaves

I recently made this fall themed "thinking of you" card for a friend and thought I'd better share it before  the winter season is here. I used a stamp from Penny Black with some pencil coloring and a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.

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The image from the Penny Black set Grateful has been stamped using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I used a this stripes stencil and distress ink (Shabby Shutters) to add stripes to the background. 

The sentiment is from a retired set by Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. I received it as part of my design team products without packaging therefore I don't know the name of the set, but I think this set would be a good alternative. 

The patterned paper is from my stash and I added some May Arts jute twine to finish off the card. This color is Parrot Green but I don't see it currently listed. 

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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design  Challenge // Craft-Dee BowZ // Crafts Galore Encore // Happy Craft Challenge // LeAnn’s World 101 // QKR Stampede // Crafter's Castle // Crafty Calendar // Creative Moments

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  1. Beautifully stamped and coloured Ellie, it's a super Autumnal creation, many thanks for joining in with our Christmas theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda. It's marked down as Anything Goes at Paper Playful. Maybe they have it wrong!

  2. Love the autumnal theme and colours

    Thank you for sharing with us over at A Perect Time to Craft and good luck with you entry
    Claire DT
    A Perfect Time To Craft

  3. Oh how pretty Ellie, and the leaves are beautifully coloured. Love that wee touch of stenciling in the background
    Stay safe

  4. A beautiful autumnal card Ellie. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque Christmas challenge.

    1. Thanks Lynn! I thought it was Anything Goes, sorry for breaking the rules. They have it marked wrong at Paper Playful!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jennifer!

  6. Beautiful card! Love your coloring on those leaves
    Have a great day!

  7. Sooooooooo beautiful! LOVING the leaves and the acorns!

  8. Beautiful csrd, your highlights in your coloring are fabulous!

  9. I tend to use nature images for Thinking of You or even Sympathy cards too. This is just lovely.

  10. That is a really pretty card. Well done x

  11. Great image and colours.

    Kath x

  12. Beautiful card, love that realistic stamp and you have coloured it so well!

  13. Wow this is colored beautifully! I just love the design! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  14. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  15. What a stunning autumn card, I love the lightly stenciled background, so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  16. Lovely Autumn card Ellie! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for


  17. Wonderful creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November "ATG".
    Sorry for the late comment.

  18. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  19. A beautiful design and perfect colours.

    Thanks for joining us at the LeAnn's World 101 Challenge.

    Helen x

  20. Gorgeous image and colouring!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments
    Hugs from Africa!

  21. A gogeous autumnal card, I like how you added the thin stripes with the stencil for the background, very effective. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz. DT


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