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Sep 30, 2023

Seasonal Tree

Hello and welcome! Happy Saturday! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and Brenda's turn to host. Fitting for the time of the year she chose "Trees, Leaves and/or Berries" with the option of Anything Goes so anyone can play along with us for a chance to win. As this challenge will end in October we have new prizes for the month of October (btw. September winners were just announced yesterday so be sure to check out that post on the challenge blog if you haven't already!) This month there are prizes from Stamp Addicts, Oakwood, Highlight Crafts, Ruth Hamilton Design, AALL and Create and Craft Stash for challenges 748, 749,750 and 751 with winners announced on the last Friday of October.   

And here is what I made:

I have several tree stamps but this beautiful Seasonal Tree from Lavinia Stamps was the first one that came to mind and while I did look through my stamps to see if I'd rather use another one, I stuck with my first thought. I masked the edges of my square card stock with washi tape and then used Carved Pumpkin ink with an ink blending tool to ink it up. I did add just a little bit of Worn Lipstick ink on the very edges for a bit darker shade. Next I used my trusty old French Script stamp on the background and flicked some diluted Walnut Stain ink on it as well. 

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After removing the Washi tape I stamped the Seasonal Tree with black ink. I wanted to add some more stamping and since I am currently keeping my Aall and Create stamps right on my desk, these birds were looking at me and I thought they'd be perfect. They are part of the A4 stamp set Friendship Florals. The leaves are part of Lavinias Creeping Vine. I also used a single leave stamp and die from an old Hero Arts stamp kit. While looking for a sentiment to add I found the most perfect one from an old stamp set by Whimsy Stamps (Autumn Letter Seals). I just love this verse and think it fits the theme of my card so well.    

Even if something is left undone, 

everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn. 

- Elizabeth Lawrence  

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brenda said...

Old French script, so nice to know I'm not the only one who still uses it, always loved it and it's many years old now. You've achieved a gorgeous Autumnal glow with the mixture of A&C and Lavinia stamps plus of course the Hero one, perfect creation for my theme this week.

B x

papierelle said...

Eine wundersch├Âne Herbstkarte mit einem toll gestalteten Hintergrund und wunderbar leuchtenden Farben.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is gorgeous Ellie, a beautiful scene created with the silhouette stamping and tonal background.

Joanne said...

Your card has all the fall and Halloween vibes going on! Great job, as always.

Linby said...

Love the richness of colour you've achieved on this card, a great background for your silhouette stamps.

coldwaters2 said...

This is an Autumn beauty Ellie love the tree and the birds against that amazing background colour
lolo x

ScrappyHorses said...

What a wonderful quote with this lovely image! So beautifully fall with the gorgeous rich color and twine. Loving how the leaves are coming out into the border...very creative! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Cynthia said...

Fabulous Fall scene! Love the rich ink blended colors. The french script really adds to the finished scene!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wonderful autumnal scene, so effective! Love the vibrant shades of orange, the script and the silhouettes! Those dancing leaves look fabulous, as well the sentiment!

Donna Scholz said...

Oh, Ellie, your card is GORGEOUS! I love your blended background and how your tree extends beyond the masked area!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creative talents with us at The Male Room for our "leaves" themed challenge!!! -Donna

Johanna said...

Gorgeous card and your inking is great. I have that same tree stamp and love it. I like how you have used it here. Thanks for joining us at MMM, Johanna DT

kiwimeskreations said...

Ellie this is absolutely stunning - love your colours and the sense of movement that tree gives to the card.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this Ellie, the colour scheme is stunning and the composition with the tree, leaves and birds is gorgeous …. I love that Lavinia tree
Pauline xx

Diane said...

Very creative and full of Fall beauty!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B!
Diane TB Co-Owner
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Debbie Mageed said...

Gorgeous card, Ellie! Your ability to layer stamps and colors is amazing! Love all of the wonderful details. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet and MMM Challenges. I hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie, DT
Secrets To Stamping
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Sarah said...

Wow, that's stunning!!

Heather said...

Wow, Ellie, glorious! Love the "off the edge" effect with the tree outside that fiery square - beautiful! This is really stunning! Thanks so much for playing at Make My Monday!

Uschi said...

What an impressive fall card! So wonderful. I love this colorful orange background and all the silhouettes. This tree is really so great and you decorated your imageso beautifully with all those leaves.
Thank you for taking part in the current Everybody Art Challenge.
Hugs Uschi

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful fall card!

Sarn said...

A fabulous autumnal card. Love all that orange with the black silhouette xxx

Melanie Hungerford said...

Really love this, beautiful shading on the background and the leaves! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Cathie w said...

Stunning, Thanks for joining as at Crafty Gals Challenge Corner

Liz said...

Wonderful card Ellie, fabulous design and so striking in orange and black. xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card, so very creative . Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

Pat K said...

A beautiful autumn card so very creative. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K x