Oct 22, 2022

Autumn Leaves and Flowers

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. 


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Above is a closeup of the beautiful verse by John Burroughs.


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These blogs below are Always Anything Goes and I hope to share with them:

 Crafty Catz // Creative Fingers // The Paper Funday // Word Art Wednesdays // A Perfect Time To Craft // Ally's Angels // Arty Divas // Classic Design  Challenge // Crafts Galore Encore // Creatalicious Challenges (opt. themes?) // DL.Art Linky Challenge // LeAnn’s World 101 // Let's Craft & Create Challenge // QKR Stampede // The Creative Crafters // World Wide Open Design Team Challenge // Through The Craft Room Door // A Place To Start // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges (exc. 5th Monday) // Path of Positivity // 613 Avenue Create // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // The Corrosive Challenges // We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) // A Gem of a Challenge // Taylor Made Cards 4 U

  

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. 

 






And then something unexpected... a beautiful tall periwinkle colored wildflower and bee. I was surprised to see it as we already had our first frost of the season but apparently this pretty Blue Cardinal Flower ( or Great Blue Lobelia) does bloom in late summer to mid fall here in my area.

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28 comments:

  1. 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.

    B x

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  2. What an amazing stamp Ellie it is a beauty the colours are wonderful so are your pictures a super post
    hugs
    lolo x

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  3. 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.
    Pauline xx

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  4. 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.

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  5. Fabulous card and the stamp you won is delightful! Your photos are so beautiful too!

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    1. ... And Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping October challenge!! :)

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  6. I do love your card, what a brilliant stamp. Thanks for the link and those lovely autumnal pictures xx

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  7. Such a pretty stamp and you've used it beautifully. You always have such wonderful effortless embelishments that look great too. Fab photos TYFS.

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  8. Such a sweet card, and that nature preserve looks gorgeous!

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  9. LOVE your autumnal photo's Ellie.
    Your card is very striking with lots of little elements to look at. xxx

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  10. Love your autumn card, Ellie, and your stunning nature photos!

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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! ~Katrina

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  13. 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 Katrina

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  14. Fabulous card with gorgeous design. Lovely pics;-))m

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  15. 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/owner

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  16. This is lovely and the touch of fabric looks great. Wonderful pics too, xxx

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  17. The flowers are pretty, and the card turned out beautiful!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  18. This is so beautiful, I love all of the colours and the blue make then really stand out.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz , we hope you will join us again
    Regards
    Bridget

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  19. Hi Ellie I have popped back to see this beauty again and to thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping
    hugs
    lolo x

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  20. Beautifully created Ellie!! The nature pictures are lovely too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
    Diane SF Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Stencil Fun}

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  21. 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.
    Hugs
    Berni Cuttino, 613 Avenue Create , DT Coordinator
    613 Avenue Create ,Challenge Blog
    chasingthedream,My Blog

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  22. 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.

    sue n.

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  23. Gorgeous card, a great image and design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

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