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Nov 1, 2022

Dew Drops on Autumn Leaves

Hello and welcome! Happy November! 

A new month means a new challenge starts at The Four Seasons challenge blog and I am here to share the card I made for this month. We're still celebrating the beautiful Autumn season but it's the last Autumn month for this year as in December we'll be moving on to Winter themes. Hope you'll come share all your Fall creations with us and if you need some more inspiration you may use the beautiful optional mood board below...

I love using mood boards, makes choosing an image so much easier and I'm sure you can see how the mood board inspired me this time.

I started out by making my inky background and the card stock for the colored leaves. The background was done with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide spritzed with a mica spray (I was going to use water but my spray bottle broke and the only spray bottle I had was a small one containing mica spray so that's why I ended up creating a shimmery background.)  I used the smooshing technique. Before stamping my image I used the same technique on the card stock with a mix of fall-ish Distress inks . When it was dry I stamped the image from the Penny Black set Grateful. The acorns were stamped a second time and colored in a lighter shade so they wouldn't get lost on the colorful leaves. 

Once again I used my probably most used stamp, Whimsy Stamps script border which is sadly retired. I stamped it onto the inky background then added the fussy cut leaves, die cut branches were done with Penny Black die set Blustery and I tied some jute twine around. 

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It's been a really looooooong time since I last used my dew drops but decided to get them out and add to the card. These are by Robin's Nest and I used small glue dots to attach them. 

I couldn't decide what sentiment to add so left it as is. I may just add one inside the card instead. 

You have until November 25th to play along! Hope to see you there!

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  1. Beautifully done Ellie, I never tire of seeing Autumnal creations.

    B x

  2. Only saw your challenge links as I navigated away, thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations although I didn't see a thumbnail link from you?

    B x

    1. Yes, it's not there yet. Had to post prepared and hadn't had a chance yet to link up :)

  3. That turned out beautiful!

  4. What an amazing background you created Ellie, and I love the leaves and how you coloured them - a stunning card as a result.

  5. So much depth with this card; I love it. Pinned.

  6. Such a lovely stamped image and beautifully incorporated into the card design.

  7. Love the background!!

    Curated by Jennifer

  8. Oh Ellie this is just GORGEOUS! So glad you are enjoying our mood boards. Diane & I take great pride in creating them. LOVE LOVE LOVE your overall design ... exquisite! Thanks for always creating such amazing DT projects ... very inspiring!

  9. A wonderful card Ellie, super design and as always beautifully made. CarolG

  10. This is so beautiful. Love those leaves and acorns and the dew drops. You've put it altogether brilliantly. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

  11. This is so pretty and I love the branches at the top! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  12. All there now Ellie, makes sense now, thanks so much.

    B x

  13. Love seeing what the mood board led you to create and reading the details, turned out gorgous!

  14. Stunningly beautiful card Ellie!! I absolutely LOVE your design!! Glad the mood board inspired you too, you certainly 'nailed' it!!

  15. This is a truly gorgeous autumnal creation - so stylish and artistic with all the inkiness - love it! xx

  16. WOW die Karte ist ein Traum, liebe Elli.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  17. Ellibelle, love this. Stunning.
    Visiting today from Encouraging Hearts & Home #6&7

  18. Very creative and pretty with all the spray techniques use on your background and leaves... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Paper FunDay.

  19. Ellie, such a beautiful fall card! Love all the colors on the leaves, and how they stand out against the more wintery background panel!! It's raining outside where I live right now, so the dew drops on the leaves seem quite appropriate! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity once again with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  20. I love this. The colors are beautiful and so is that leaf. Great background and the dew drops are perfect. [Bunny]

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how simple it is and yet it has a serious beauty factor going on! I've never heard of the four seasons challenge. I'll have to go check it out! Thanks for playing along with us at Double Trouble :)

  22. Beautiful Fall Leaf spray, Ellie!

  23. Beautiful card, Ellie! The colors are fabulous and adding the raindrops is perfect. (It rained most of yesterday in my location.) I think adding the text in the background is the perfect touch. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #124.

  24. Wow - I love your combination of colours and textures in a fab CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.


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