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.
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.
- Double Trouble Challenges - AG using your stash
- AAA Cards - CAS
- Stamping Sensations - Autumn
- We Love Stamping - Autumn
Beautifully done Ellie, I never tire of seeing Autumnal creations.ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
Yes, it's not there yet. Had to post prepared and hadn't had a chance yet to link up :)Delete
That turned out beautiful!ReplyDelete
What an amazing background you created Ellie, and I love the leaves and how you coloured them - a stunning card as a result.ReplyDelete
So much depth with this card; I love it. Pinned.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely stamped image and beautifully incorporated into the card design.ReplyDelete
Love the background!!ReplyDelete
Curated by Jennifer
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!ReplyDelete
A wonderful card Ellie, super design and as always beautifully made. CarolGReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty and I love the branches at the top! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)ReplyDelete
All there now Ellie, makes sense now, thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Love seeing what the mood board led you to create and reading the details, turned out gorgous!ReplyDelete
Stunningly beautiful card Ellie!! I absolutely LOVE your design!! Glad the mood board inspired you too, you certainly 'nailed' it!!ReplyDelete
This is a truly gorgeous autumnal creation - so stylish and artistic with all the inkiness - love it! xxReplyDelete
WOW die Karte ist ein Traum, liebe Elli.ReplyDelete
Viele liebe Grüße
Ellibelle, love this. Stunning.ReplyDelete
Visiting today from Encouraging Hearts & Home #6&7
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.ReplyDelete
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!!! -DonnaReplyDelete
I love this. The colors are beautiful and so is that leaf. Great background and the dew drops are perfect. [Bunny]ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful Fall Leaf spray, Ellie!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wow - I love your combination of colours and textures in a fab CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.ReplyDelete