Saturday, 28 November 2015

Late Autumn



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Tracy would like to see 'Colours of Autumn'. Our sponsors are Jiggery Makery and Sizzix.

I so love making Autumnal cards and have two to shares today, the one at the top is a Tattered Lace creation for a Create and Craft TV show a couple of weeks ago using another new set of leaf dies along with one of the new embossing folders.

Whilst on the subject of TL and C&C, have any of you ordered the new Compendium of Crafting which was launched yesterday ? It's not just about die cutting, it's a bumper packed book of crafting ideas and techniques with step by step guides from cards to home decor, mixed media to scrapbooking. I am very honoured to be one of the 20 invited designers included and have several projects in the book. I would share some of them but guess who forgot to take photos before sending off their pieces of artwork !!

So for my first share I used the largest 8x8 folder from the Best Wishes set of four embossing folders and embossed a sheet of cream card and then added liberal helping of gold gilding wax to the edges. The leaves are all cut from a sheet of paper which I coloured with Dylusions before cutting the leaves and acorns. After arranging the on the card I added some berries and bows made on the TL now maker.

My second card is a recent Chocolate Baroque make using stamps from the Autumn Poppy stamp set. I used distress markers to ink the stamps, spritzed with water, stamped randomly and then dragged out a bit of colour using an almost dry brush. 


The sentiment is also from Chocolate Baroque, stamped randomly onto the the central strip which I edges with lace and onto an oval for the focal element. Using the same stamp set I stamped and cut out several leaves from a piece of card sprayed with Dylusions and arranged down the card and a raffia bow.

Have a good weekend.

60 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

Your two shares today are so pretty Brenda. Love the raffia bow and also the double chiffon one. Fabby makes.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Jackie said...

Stunning Autumn themed cards Brenda, wonderful colours :o)
Jackie xx

Helene E said...

so very elegant creations!

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, especially love the second one

aussie aNNie said...

Super beautiful creation, gorgeous colours on the leaves which look so real love this and the whole concept...enjoy your weekend.xx
{ aNNie}

ALI said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, beautiful leaves.

Dora said...

Beautiful cards, and awesome backgrounds on the two cards. Fantastic made. colours too.

ellyscard creatief said...

Both cards are beautiful.
Gr Elly

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful cards
have a nice day
hugs
>^.^<

Lucy Woods said...

Oh wow just stunning!! I especially love the second one!
Lucy x

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely fall pieces! Really like how you used the Best Wishes embossing folder and then highlighted it with ink-- really nice touch. Both are beautiful compositions!

Craftyfield said...

Both cards are so beautiful, the colours are spot on and those delicate die-cut leaves wonderful.
Congratulations Brenda for having your name in print! I will need to investigate as I don't tune in to C&C.
xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Brenda! It's nice to see some Autumn cards because I've had Christmas on the brain and I'm working on cards and stocking stuffers. Love your leaves! Hope you have a good weekend!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are gorgeous but I favour the bottom one, I love how you coloured and cut some of the leaves to add as embellishments, love it! I hope you are doing better, take care, xx

Team Clark said...

Just beautiful cards, Brenda! I regret jumping the gun into Christmas crafting. But the weather was quite unusual here and it seemed we had skipped fall. Now I wish I had made more fall lovelies such as these. Your cards are so inspiring. Hugs, Autumn

Gaby Dierx said...

Beautiful cards, love the bow on your first one!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

butterfly said...

Such beautiful autumnal cards, Brenda. The skeleton leaves are perfect for this time when the very last of the leaves are clinging on to the almost bare branches, and I really love the painterly look of the second card - beautiful work with the inks.
Alison xx

Judy Corner said...

These are lovely Brenda. The book sounds great too. I am just bobbin b y really to wish you a happy weekend. Judy x

Kath said...

Two beautiful cards - my favourite is the second one, the subtle colouring and sentiment are fab.
Kath x

jackiescrafts said...

Lovely cards Brenda.
Hope you are having a great weekend
Jackie x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
How are you? Well I hope and hiding away from this dreadful weather we are having.
Love the two cards today. Unfortunately the wind and rain over the last week has meant all the leaves are off the trees here.
Congratulations on being included in the new TL compendium. What an honour.
Enjoy your weekend
Lesley

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda, love the leaf print on second and love the ribbon on first, xxx

Robin said...

So gorgeous as always! I love them both. Hope your doing well. Hugs, Robin

Sarah said...

These are lovely Brenda, great autumnal shades, alas all the leaves are now gone from the trees here xx

Fliss said...

These are both so gorgeous Brenda and I so love Autumn colours too. Hope you're well at the moment and keeping snug if you have the nasty windy and wet weather we have down here. Well done on being published too.
Fliss xx

KandA said...

Hi Brenda, congrats on having your work included in the new Compendium. Your cards are lovely with the autumnal colours and wonderful Chocolate Baroque stamps, Enjoy your weekend xx

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the leaves on he second they look so realistic. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two really lovely cards.

Jacee said...

I LOVE that amazing bow, fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Glennis said...

Love both designs Brenda - the embossing folder looks very useful

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the pretty designs and autumnal colours.
Lorraine x

scrAPpamondo said...

Bellissime card autunnali Brenda, sono davvero eleganti e mi piace tanto la seconda, è così delicata! E che bella frase!

rachel said...

two stunning makes Brenda - I love them both but that second one is my favourite - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

The leaves on both cards are fabulous and I think you keep teasing me with your bows but it is on my Christmas list and I have a feeling my Sister will oblige.
My e-mail seem to be out of action, can send but receiving nothing, except a blooming Tesco one.

Kath x

Astrid Maclean said...

Superb cards both of them!! So love the way you did the leaves! Love those open oak leaves, and the leaves on the second card look fantastic too!

Viv's Visuals said...

These are yummy Compendium Star!
Let's hope the swans fly south tomorrow.... Love from Mrs K. x

Sally H said...

Two totally stunning cards, Brenda! I love them both very much and can't pick a favourite. Sorry I haven't been around much. Once panto is over next Friday I am hoping things slow up a bit! We made 30 fish hats this week (don't ask!!!!)

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful autumnal cards, Brenda. Love them both!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both of these cards are beautiful Brenda, I love all the leaves
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

GORGEOUS! Brenda, your beautiful Autumn cards are so delicate and timeless! Love all the stamps, and your soft color choices. I especially like the hint of embossed words with the distressing. The lovely leafy background is a serene setting for the sweet sentiment. Thank you for the inspiration! XXOO

Berina RGA said...

Both cards are very beautiful Brenda!! Love them both!!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Really love the first one with those lovely colours and a stunning bow.
Mags
x

Marlies said...

TWo beautiful cards Brenda! A lovely embossing folder and fab bows on the top one. Lovely leaf stamps of the second and lovely warm colours. Both beautiful design.
Fab work and as allways so elegant!! hugs, Marlies

Janice said...

Both Beauties Brenda, and I think that's called alliteration! - don't know where that came from but as soon as I typed it I thought...there's a word for that! Jx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful autumn cards Brenda I* klove the colours of Autumn

Anne

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! Such amazing colours and I love the stamping on the second one. Stunning! hugs :)

Mervi said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, beautiful colours and stamping;-))m

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful autumn cards, Brenda! Like the hint of embossed words with the light distressing together with the beautifully arranged leaves.As for the second card, like the idea that your sentiment continues on the back of the sentiment.

Gerrina said...

The colours of both cards are so beautiful! Still the second one looks so great and delicate stamped like this; it is my favorite of this two! Hope you have a good weekend!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Just catching up after my craft fairs the last two days. Both beautiful cards, love the colours and delicate leaves

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, loving the first one with those gorgeous bows and leaves.

Greta said...

Two beautiful cards, but the first one really grabbed my attention with that gorgeous spray of leaves & wonderful background!

MaryH said...

OK, usually I can pick one of your cards that I like best. Not this time! Both are just splendid - and I love the rich colors of Autumn on each one. Along with the superb designs. These are 2 of my favorites that you've done (even if I can't pick a fav between these two!). This book sounds very interesting. Did a quick check on the USA site but didn't spot it. I don't do 'projects', but always love having card ideas. Have a good week, and TFS. Hugs

Magda Wo said...

beautiful cards, beautiful colours :)

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful Autumnal cards Brenda the detail and designs are perfection
hugs
lorraine x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wonderful fall cards/

Tracy Welham said...

Really beautiful, gorgeous colour tones. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Linby said...

Great autumn cards, the second one just has the edge for me, so graceful.

Tracy said...

Brilliant Autumnal creations, there fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen Petitt said...

I'm in love with these two! Hubba, hubba just wonderful cards Brenda. Autumn themes and colours are my absolute favourites and that's why I love these Karen x

 
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