Saturday, 20 October 2012

Colours of Autumn



Saturday morning can mean only one thing, a new challenge at Allsorts and this week the lovely Helene would like to see 'Autumn Colours', a theme I absolutely love as I could work with the gorgeous rich colours of autumn all year round.

It gave me the perfect opportunity for some inky indulgence, first of all I stamped and embossed with detail clear a selection of Hero Arts leaves, this set is two or three years old but timeless. Next I went over the whole piece with distress inks and embossed round the edges with Frantage aged spice and aged gold. The acorns are Tim Holts alterations and the leaves come on the same die. 

I hope you can all join in this week and look forward to seeing your entries, have a good weekend everyone and thanks for popping in.



61 comments:

Mummy lade said...

I absolutely love your embossing! Have a lovely day, here we have the first morning of frost so you're probably better off =)

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, I do so love the rich colours of Autumn and you background is fantastic :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Autumn card Brenda...lovely colours and those pine cones are brilliant.

Anne

Beryl said...

Wonderful colours Brenda - a beautiful interpretation of Autumn. Then we get to 'bare' trees, which I love even more than leafy trees.
Have a great weekend.
Beryl xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the layout and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love this time of year and you've captured it perfectly with those fabulous autumnal colours.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Paula (PEP) said...

Splendid with the way those green leaves set off the rich autumnal colours. White is such a lovely way of accenting autumn too & I always love leaves. A weakness of mine. The sentiment reminds me of Ecclesiastes - one of my favourites that often pops up into my head & is so true.
Paula (PEP)

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love Autumn colours too and your card says so much about our beautiful countryside.
crafty hugs
Carol

Frea said...

Wow Brenda, the effect is stunning! Love the vibrant colors! Usually the Distress Inks are so saturated, it's almost as if you used Dylusions for this one! Hugs Frea

ellyscard creatief said...

Prachtige kaart met mooie tekst.
Beautiful card with lovely sentiment.
Gr Elly

Debbie said...

Wow, so lush.Love autumn colours.Amazing card.Hope you're okay.hugs Debbie x

Fliss said...

An absolute stunner Brenda with the most gorgeous colours. Love the white contrast and shabby edging and the sentiment is beautiful.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gerrina said...

Love the colors! They are always a plesure to work with! Have a nice weekend and hugs, Gerrina
P.s. The photo on my blog was of my daghter and mom and I made a background for it, çause I couldn't finf a frame that fitted the photo...

Craftnut said...

I'm going to have to get soem frantage when i go to the NEC. very pretty card B and certainly Autumn. Tracy x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is absolutely stunning Brenda. I love how you have stamped and embossed the leaves in white. The colours look wonderful and the sentiment is beautiful too.

Hugs Sue

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, Love the colours in your card. The background leaf stamping is gorgeous and the pine cones are the icing on the cake. Nicola x

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love the frantage around the edge, really finishes it off nicely! I love the rich colours as well, just so beautiful!

Tags xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous warm colours , I love them acorn , me want them ...fabulous card. janex

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning Brenda ! I love Fall colours and your design along with the embossing & inking is so beautiful ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda,
gorgeous autumn colours splash,
happy weekend to you too,-))m

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, this is stunning, gorgeous colours with the clear resist.
Have a great weekend.
Avril x

linda said...

a beautiful fall card brenda! i love everything about it, especially the colours and how it makes the leaves pop.

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning card Brenda, love the rich colours and beautiful design. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I hope you are as well as you can be, I haven't been around as much as normal as my router has packed up and I am having to use my dongle to connect untill the new router arrives, I love your card I like the colours the leaves and the pine cones.
Kevin xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous and very creative Brenda. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

LizM said...

Hi Brenda - I too adore Autumnal colours & cannot resist a leaf or a tree stamp! This card is FAB - I love the sentiment, too; where is that from?
Just love your work,
best wishes, Liz M x

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful card, love the stamping!!!
Paula

Aud said...

This is lovely Brenda love the autumn colours. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Aud x

scrappymo! said...

Lovely autumn card...love all the elements!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours and the pine cones are fab.
Nikki x

Gail said...

This is beautiful!

Rufus said...

So pretty! Looks like the view out my window.
R/

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a wonderful autumnal card, the background colors and leaves are just my cup of tea.

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda.. Love the autumn colours, Fabulous background.. Have a happy Sunday... Hugs May x x x

Izzwizz said...

Hi Brenda, what a wonderful autumn feel you have evoked with this card. Love it. The background stamping is wondeful

Pat said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the background leaves and the gorgeous Autumn colours and those acorns are beautiful.

Pat xx

KukiesBasket said...

Beautiful work. Lovely!!!

pinky said...

Stunning creation Brenda.

Nicola said...

What a stunning autumnal piece Brenda, love the techniques used to give beautiful detail and the rich colours are a favourite of mine too!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Teresa said...

What beautiful colors! I like the detail of the edge of the card!

Ellie said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love the embossed leaves, I agree the colors are so beautiful! And I love those acorns! And love the texture you added around the edges!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B.,
ah Autumn cards seems so funny when we are going into spring!!

.... and t is really spring like weather here today ie changeable hot n sunny and then clouding over for a storm now, but not complaining cos we need the rain.

Love the inky joys of this card B.
..and yes those stamps are timeless; thanks for popping over and great share! Shaz in Oz.x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

OH WOWSER this is beautiful I love the inking against the white embossing! I must try that idea Ms Brenda, you are the Queen of inking; thats for sure!

Tedz said...

Another beautiful card Brenda, I love the Autumn colours you've used - you have managed to get those TH pine cones looking so real. Pauline xx

Michelle J M said...

Brenda this is beautiful! I just love those little pinecones and the embossing is fabulous. Michelle x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fesitve autumn foliage!! Great pinecone accents!

Wedgie said...

Stunning card Brenda, I love the colours.
Wedgie xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Brenda - I have those leaves, too and love any excuse to get them out :-)

Lovely colours - I feel the same way about them - and a fab card. Wonderful x

BlackLissi said...

Wow! It's so beautiful and creative! Love pine cones and leafs! Thank you for inspiration!

Samantha said...

Hi hunny thanks for stopping by to see me today! was so lovely to have a visit from you!
LOVE your card so gorgeous I love stamping and the resist you have done is fabulous!
hugs me xx

Sadilla said...

hi darling!
this is simply amazing... I love the way you use color... and this is really like a shot of autum, gorgeous!!
I wish you all the best!
Sadia

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful autumn card with the resist technique and love you added the pinecone too, Brenda!

Eline said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda...As usual.. Love the colours!
hugs

Elizabeth said...

There's only one word for this - stunning! Love your embossing, inking and Frantage techniques and the sentiment is just perfect. Elizabeth xx

Mónika said...

Cute!
I love Autumm... what else I can say? <3

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Brenda,
I love how you waved your magic here, I love the background, the leaves, the edges, the pine cones, the ribbon, this card really has the WOW factor!!!
Hugs Trish xx

Merry said...

Beautiful card...love the way you added the tag.

Jo Channon said...

Simply gorgeous Brenda you get a lovely warm feeling when you look at it and I am loving the Frantage - really into this at the moment!! Jo xx

Von said...

Oh this is lovely and colourful :)
Von ♥

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning i love the colours and the sentiment and those leaves just look so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Kay Carley said...

Oh I just love the colours in this card Brenda. xx

 
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