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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Autumn is on its way!!

Good morning!! Yes indeed - Autumn is on its way! Not that you would know from the glorious weather we are having right now!! But we can't deny that it is coming!! And I have to admit that I absolutely love this season!! The colours are so rich and there's a real feeling of everything preparing for the cold weather ahead!!

And Autumn is the theme for September's Challenge over at Crafter's Companion. I just couldn't resist a little bit of Paint Fusion to make my card this month. 
I started with a piece of CC watercolour card for the large background, and a piece of mountboard for the smaller one. Using a cotton wool ball, I applied Pebeo Burnt Umber (Foliage) and Antique White (Neutrals) to both, to create a background. 

I then took a selection of leaves from Sheena's Poinsettia Pain Fusion stamp set, and stamped them using Timber Brown Stazon. Then, working from the smaller leaves up to the bigger leaves at the top, I used Red (Set 3)/Tangerine (Set 3) and Garnet Red (Set 2)/Naples Yellow (Set 3) to paint the leaves.
I made a square card from a piece of A4, and embossed the front with CC's Embossalicious 6x6 Rococo Frame. After wrapping ribbon around the top, the larger leaf painting was mounted onto the base. The smaller one was placed near the bottom. 

The sentiment is from Die'sire Sentimentals - Nature - and I think is just perfect for this seasonal card. I finished off with ribbon and buttons.

The design team have interpreted this theme in a whole host of different ways - so keep an eye on Crafter's Companion's FB page for more inspiration. Then get busy and post your creation on the Challenge Page for a chance to win a £30 voucher.

Back soon,

1 comment:

  1. This is just gorgeous Carole! Your colours are so rich and wonderful and I love all of the layers, what a great way to lay everything out! love it :)


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