Saturday, 5 October 2013

Autumn colours and Saturday candy



Catherine has come up with one of my very favourite themes at Allsorts this week 'Autumn Colours' and played right into my hands. Our lovely sponsors are DigiStamp Boutique and Crafty Ribbons.

I created the base card for the top card using the Cricut Mini by welding the leaves to an oblong...............it's so easy to do on the virtual screen mat and cut it out on some rich bronze pearl cardstock and rubbed some gilding wax to the leaves to create a bit more colour. A mixture of Sutter and Stampscape images which I inked with Distress Markers and spritzed before stamping, then added Pan Pastels to create a warm Autumnal sky. Finally some raffia down the side.


My second make was a bit of an experiment as I was unsure if the printer ink would smudge if I added Pan Pastels but I can confirm it stays fast and works fine...................just proving what I always say in that crafting is a constant learning curve.

I printed out each of the images from the DigiStamp Boutique Black 3 flower set, trimmed to the same size, placed the three pieces alongside one another to mask a small top and bottom border then used Pan Pastels to create sky and base colour. Then simply matted them onto a contrasting colour, some raffia down the side and the sentiment is from the same set.

Now for the winner of last weeks candy who is Andreja from Thursday post, well done please mail me with your full name and postal addy. Should I not heard from you by 10th I will reluctantly re-draw and notify the new winner buy mail or blog comment. And this week I thought some ribbons and embellishments in Autumnal colours to match this weeks theme, same rules as usual....................
  • Add the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar to your sidebar (not this picture)
  • Be a follower of my blog
  • A random winner will be selected from all comments left on my blog between now and Friday, so two comments during the week two chances of winning and so on.
  • The winner will be announced next Saturday
Happy weekend to you all.

60 comments:

  1. Morning Brenda, on the go early well the body is lol! Off on a crafty jaunt soon with friends for the day. I just love your Autumn cards, the countryside is so Bonny at this time of year isn't't it. We have been so lucky this week with the weather., so mild and the weekends looking good to. Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love both of your cards, Brenda, and the addition of the raffia is a lovely autumnal touch. It seems that summer is also finally over in my part of the world. Tempertures have dropped quite drastically (20 in the daytime/15 at night).
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Marianne x

    ReplyDelete
  3. 2 lovely cards!! the first one is my favourite :) Congrats to Andreja..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely autumn cards. I especially like the second with these delicate plants and the fab background you created with panpastel. Beautiful!! Nice touch with the rafia on both cards.
    xxx Marianne

    ReplyDelete
  5. So gorgeous Brenda, the first one is my fave though, so different. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Two fabulous cards Brenda. Have a good weekend xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh these are gorgeous cards! I love the soft colours and the contrast of the black silhouettes. x

    ReplyDelete
  8. What gorgeous cards, and I particularly love the second one. Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful autumnal scene on the top one. The trees look great coloured with the Distress markers. Thanks for finding out that you can colour with Pans after printing. Looks brilliant too.
    Beryl xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous cards Brenda, Love the wonderful autumn colours... The scenes are Beautiful... Love how you did those fabulous leaves...Hugs May x x x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very nice cards you made. I love the stamps you used here))

    ReplyDelete
  12. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the way you have done the leaves on the first one and the second is so subtle and pretty. Your use of raffia on both is fabulous. Michelle x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the second one especially x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Two lovely makes Brenda, Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great cards Brenda!! Perfect for the Autumn theme!! I loved the way you used raffia. Its going great with the card!! :)
    Ayushi :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the scene you have created in the first one but do love the second one with the little panels.
    Mags
    x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! fab card Brenda...loved the autumn shades...so so eye soothing!! Added the logo on my sidebar :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs
    Shivani
    www.magickrafts.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. two beautiful cards Brenda. I love the perspective you have achieved in the first one, makes you want to walk through the fence. Hugs Christine x

    ReplyDelete
  19. beautiful fall colours brenda and i love your candy too, thanks for the chance

    ReplyDelete
  20. Fabulous card Brenda...love your scenic card, you are so good at these ....and love the gorgeous background on your second card

    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful and greats designs!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love both the cards, Brenda !! amazing effects and colors !!
    http://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love both of your cards! You make perfect sky and backgrounds :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. These are both beautifully autumnal & I was struck by how real the trees on the first - thought it was PanPastels until I read the description & got quite excited as I've just treated myself to the new Distress Marker Colours. I agree wholeheartedly about the learning process & love the result of your experiment on the second.
    Paula (PEP)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Brenda, once again you've created fantastic cards. Love the wonderful fall feeling.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Stunning cards Brenda. I love the images and the colours look amazing. I especially love the design and layout on your second card.
    Take care
    Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. These are beautiful cards Brenda, the colours are fabulous :) I hope your arm/shoulder trouble is easing up and that you're feeling loads better :)

    Tags xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Lovely cards!
    Now the fell is here for real and the colours on your cards reflects that in a great way.
    Isn´t nature beautiful now? I love this time of year.

    I wish you a terrific saturday!
    Hugs
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  29. Lovely cards Brenda!

    I like both of them, but I am drawn to the second one more.

    Hope you are keeping well and having a nice weekend.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

    ReplyDelete
  30. Lots of hints, tips and techniques covered in these two lovely cards Brenda. I thought that the leaves on the first card had been cut using an on the edge die until I read your posting. Love the setting sun effects you've created on both using the Pan Pastels. Thanks for the inspiration and have a good weekend.
    Liz xx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Two beautiful Autumn cards, I just love the fantastic scene you have created on the first, and the second is so elegant. Have a lovely weekend.

    Pat xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Such delicate Autumnal colours on this lovely card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

    ReplyDelete
  33. wow! Autumn.. How wonderful! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Very pretty!
    I hope you feel better soon!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Such beautiful cards!! I love them! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Lovely card...
    Kisses from Brazil!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Both are gorgeous Brenda and thank you for sharing the fact that the PP's won't smudge when you use a printed image. A little play session is required when I get myself a couple of colours. Thank you for the chance to win some candy too, I hope your fingers are feeling much better x

    ReplyDelete
  38. These are fabulous Brenda. I don't mind the copy and paste, it is better than not being able to visit and I love it when you do. Happy Weekend, and take care, Judy x

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love your soft autumnal colours, gorgeous cards!! Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the designs and the fabulous autumnal colours.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

    ReplyDelete
  41. Your card is fantastic, love the border!
    Thanks for a new chance.
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love both your cards, each one different, but so beautiful
    Rosie x

    ReplyDelete
  43. Two lovely cards, fab scene and I love the leaf edge, I thought the second one was stamped until I read the write up, looks great. Hope you are feeling somewhat better, your "cut and pastes" as you call them are lovely as are all your cards. I'm having a bit of relapse with my hands but the lack on inspiration is the worst thing for me right now,got some new stuff at the GNP show today so hopefully will get cracking again!

    ReplyDelete
  44. your card scenes are always amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Gorgeous Autumn colours, love them both. I have those DSB flowers and haven't thought to try all three together, thanks for the incpiration

    ReplyDelete
  46. These are both beautiful Brenda, I love them both.
    Kevin xx

    ReplyDelete
  47. Wonderful autumn cards!Love the first one with the scene!
    Second one is fabulous too!Love the autumn colours!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,Kari :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Gorgeous! I love the shapes on the first one and they both have beautiful colours.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Brenda these are just beautiful! I love the border on the first one. Hugs, Robin

    ReplyDelete
  50. I can only see the first card, Brenda, and I'm pleased to see it is one of your lovely scenes.
    What clever stuff you are doing with your Cricut Mini - the border is fab :)
    x

    ReplyDelete
  51. Two beautiful cards! I see so many autumn colors on the blogs, that I'm totally inspired! Think the first one is beautiful, but the second one is my fav; so elegant and fine inking! Have a fine sunday, Gerrina

    ReplyDelete
  52. Stunning cards, Brenda! I love them, and you know how much I love this theme. I will have to try my hardest to find a spare half an hour to have a go!

    ReplyDelete
  53. These are both stunning, I love the autumnal colours and the mixture of techniques is fab
    Lindsay xx

    ReplyDelete
  54. The die cut leaves down the side of your first card looks brilliant, love the stamping too and I think the fence is just so fitting for the scene. Fabulous second card too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  55. These are both gorgeous Autumn is definitely your season. I particularly like the second one with that layout. Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  56. Your cards are stunning Brenda! I've just posted the DSB one on our Facebook page to promote the challenge...Sally-Ann x

    ReplyDelete
  57. Two great cards - love the soft colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete

 
09 10