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:

nnalorac said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Berina RGA said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Wendy L said...

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

Sarah said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda. Have a good weekend xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

Sammy said...

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

Helen said...

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

Beryl said...

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

May said...

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

Larisa said...

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

Michelle J M said...

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

rachel said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the second one especially x

Craftnut said...

Two lovely makes Brenda, Tracy x

Ayushi Juneja said...

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

mags said...

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

Shivani Singh said...

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

Daisychain said...

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

Shylaa Shree said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Patry Ro said...

Beautiful and greats designs!!!

Suman Pandit said...

I love both the cards, Brenda !! amazing effects and colors !!
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zub momi said...

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

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

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

Sue said...

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

Tanya said...

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

SusanLotus said...

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

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

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

Liz Miller said...

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

Pat said...

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

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such delicate Autumnal colours on this lovely card.
Wishes
Lynne

slimwitch said...

wow! Autumn.. How wonderful! :)

Gail said...

Very pretty!
I hope you feel better soon!

Jessika Lilian said...

Such beautiful cards!! I love them! Hugs!

Vivi Morais said...

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

Karen Petitt said...

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

Inkypinkydelights said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Ardilla said...

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

Fandhmum said...

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

Joan said...

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!

Helene E said...

your card scenes are always amazing!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Kari said...

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 :)

Katelyn said...

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

Robin said...

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

iReneM said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Sally H said...

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!

Tindaloo said...

lovely fall cards!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

Tracy said...

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

Jo Channon said...

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

Love to Doodle! said...

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

Iris said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

These are lovely.