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Sep 1, 2023

September Four Seasons Challenge - Everything Has Beauty

Hello everyone, September has arrived as hard as it is to believe. While I love the beauty of fall (before it gets cold!!) I'm always sad to see Summer come to an end as it makes me realize just how fast time flies!! So here we are, it's a new month and that means it's time for a chance of season at the Four Seasons challenge. Please come join us with all your autumn creations! As always we do have a fabulous mood board but it's optional as our theme is Anything Fall Goes!

I thought it was time to dust off this beautiful stamp kit from Hero Arts as it's been a long time since I've used it. (The kits is no longer available at Hero Arts but I did see a few listed on eBay. It was the September 2018 kit.) The background was done using a script border stamp from Whimsy Stamps (no longer available). And I flicked some diluted distress ink onto the background. I may have overdone it a bit, unfortunately.. I only had used the reddish brown first and should have left it at that but then thougth I'd like some darker splatter too and added Black Soot. That's when I ended up with more splatter than what I wanted. Which unfortunately takes away from my main focal point (script and flower/vase). Oh well... maybe next time I'll be more thoughtful.

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The "flannel" was done with a stencil set by Lawn Fawn. It's new to me and I haven't figured out yet how to make better looking flannel so this will do for now. Flower, vase and leaves are all part of the Hero Arts stamp kit including the matching die cuts. Sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz's Small Talk booklet

While I haven't picked a specific image from this month's mood board, my card was definitely inspired by it as I am sure you an tell :)

The challenge runs until September 25th, so there is plenty of time to join in the fun!

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Challenges I'd like to share with - all Anything Goes


  1. Oh my friend, what a clever design! LOVE IT!!

  2. Beautifully done Ellie, a feel of CAS and Autumn all combined in one.

    B x

  3. What a gorgeous card Ellie - the stamp is beautiful and you have used it to perfection

  4. Beautifully created and I love your splatter, I think it is perfect, fabulous image too, a very pretty floral card!!

  5. Nice card.
    Thanks for joining our cahllenge.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  6. Anonymous11:07

    Love the flannel, and the vase and foliage are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  7. Simple and effective. So very pretty. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our September challenge of Anything Goes.

  8. Gorgeous background and it certainly does not take away from the floral, in fact the floral pops. And I love the script background along with the plaid you used on the bottom... super pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Paper Fun Day and Beautiful Blossoms.

  9. I like the splatter and I definitely don't think it takes away from the floral focal point though I didn't notice the script right away. It's hard to adjust our expectations when we have an image in our heads we want to create but you did make a really lovely card.

  10. So ssweet and pretty. I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART SEPTEMBER 2023 LINKY CHALLENGE. Have a blessed day,
    DIANA L.

  11. I love this stamp set, so unique and your card design is lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms and Paper Funday Challenges, we hope to see more of your lovely designs soon.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  12. Very nice card.
    Thanks for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Nicolette DT

  13. ANOTHER Fab card!!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at the Krafty Chicks "Anything Goes"
    Please join us again, we love seeing your creations!
    Guesting at Krafty Chicks Challenge

  14. A lovely card you've created with the splatters and image. I don't think it's too dark. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  15. Such a delightful card, Ellie! Nicely created plaid and the flowers are beautifully colored. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #146. -- Melanie R.

  16. This card is so very pretty! I love how simple and classy it is. The images are gorgeous and I love the colors!! So glad you played with us at Double Trouble! :)

  17. Hi, Ellie! Your darling Japanese Lanterns brought me right back to my childhood! My mom always gathered a few to add to a 'bouquet' of dried finds... I no longer find them growing wild, maybe we should have left them?
    I love your card and think it has the PERFECT number of splats!
    =] Michele

  18. Lovely card, Ellie!
    Thanks for linking this up at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
    Aimeslee DT


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