Hello and welcome!
It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Brenda is hosting this week and she chose "Colors of Autumn" for the theme. Hope you can join us for a chance to win a prize by AALL and Create, the beautiful Acorn Collage stamp set.
Before I get to my card I wanted to let you know that next week we are celebrating 700 challenges at Allsorts and there will be some wonderful prizes to give away so be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss it!
For my card I decided to use a new to me stamp set that I was lucky enough to win in a recent We Love Stamping challenge. I thought these flowers would look beautifully in autumn colors as they reminded me of Chrysanthemum that are always in bloom this time of the year here in the Midwest.
The large stamp is part of Vintage Inc stamp set Laced to Perfection set 2. I'm not sure if it's available in the US but can be found in the UK from Highlight Crafts.
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I stamped it with Versafine Onyx ink then used Distress inks for coloring. A Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil was used on the white space with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. "Happy Autumn" sentiment is part of an older Hero Arts monthly stamp kit. The smaller autumn verse is from a retired set by Whimsy Stamps "Autumn Letter Seals". I added a piece of burlap print paper with some staples and tied natural jute twine around.
Above is a closeup of the beautiful verse by John Burroughs.
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- The Card Concept - My colors were inspired by the fall mood board. I would say my card theme falls into the "Shabby Chic & Vintage" category.
- Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! - Stencils //
- Happy Little Stampers - Stencils //
- The Crafting Challenge - Autumn Colors //
- Dragonfly Dreams - Autumn //
- We Love Stamping - All things Autumn
- Crafty Catz - Twine
- FarmQuest Challenge - Denim or Burlap
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And because this post is all about the beautiful colors of Autumn I decided to share some pictures I took last weekend on a walk through a nearby nature preserve. The colors were glorious but sadly they don't last long.
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A lovely post Ellie and some great photos, the one with the gate into the meadow could easily be the UK. I though you had used your new stamp, works so nicely with that lovely quote.ReplyDelete
What an amazing stamp Ellie it is a beauty the colours are wonderful so are your pictures a super postReplyDelete
Beautiful autumnal card Ellie … I love how you composed it with the large corner stamp and stencilling, and the little touch of the burlap paper with the beautiful sentiment.ReplyDelete
This is beautifully designed, with the large stamp put in one corner, the collage of sentiments and textured elements and the speckled egg colored background.ReplyDelete
Fabulous card and the stamp you won is delightful! Your photos are so beautiful too!ReplyDelete
... And Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping October challenge!! :)Delete
I do love your card, what a brilliant stamp. Thanks for the link and those lovely autumnal pictures xxReplyDelete
Such a pretty stamp and you've used it beautifully. You always have such wonderful effortless embelishments that look great too. Fab photos TYFS.ReplyDelete
Such a sweet card, and that nature preserve looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
LOVE your autumnal photo's Ellie.ReplyDelete
Your card is very striking with lots of little elements to look at. xxx
Love your autumn card, Ellie, and your stunning nature photos!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Ellie, love the torn/tattered paper, the stenciling is so soft and adds just the right background. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Funday Challenge!ReplyDelete
Wow, such a beautiful card! The sentiment and focal image are so lovely over the subtle background! So happy you shared this with us at Path of Positivity! ~KatrinaReplyDelete
PS...This would also be a great addition to the FarmQuest Challenge with the bit of burlap peeking through! Here is the link if you are interested: https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/fqcb-theme-14-denim-and-or-burlap.html KatrinaReplyDelete
Wonderful! Thank you for letting me know :) I linked up.Delete
Thanks Katrina for promoting FarmQuest! --BeccaDelete
Fabulous card with gorgeous design. Lovely pics;-))mReplyDelete
Thanks, Ellie, for finding your way to FarmQuest Challenge Blog!!! I do love the burlap print paper scrap paired with the twine! They make great accents with the quote and the gorgeous image focal! Hope to see you again at FQCB! New themes launch on the 14th and 28th of each month! --Becca S/ownerReplyDelete
This is lovely and the touch of fabric looks great. Wonderful pics too, xxxReplyDelete
The flowers are pretty, and the card turned out beautiful!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful pictures!!ReplyDelete
Curated by Jennifer
This is so beautiful, I love all of the colours and the blue make then really stand out.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz , we hope you will join us again
Hi Ellie I have popped back to see this beauty again and to thank you for joining us at We Love StampingReplyDelete
Beautifully created Ellie!! The nature pictures are lovely too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!ReplyDelete
Diane SF Co-Owner
A gorgeous creation Ellie.ReplyDelete
Love the pictures and beautiful scenery. Fab color too. What a beauty and eye catching details. Thanks for joining us at avenue613-blog.com. We look forward to seeing you again.ReplyDelete
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Beautiful card. I'm liking the stenciled background, the gorgeous floral spray and the lovely texture of your sentiment area. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, a great image and design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs NevaReplyDelete
Lovely card Ellie. Beautifully coloured image. Thank you for entering the Celebrate Your Favourite Season Challenge at Path of Positivity.ReplyDelete