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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Fall Colours with Texture (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

It's hard to believe but here we are into November already.    I made this card when the Fall colours were in their prime,  which inspired this design.     I used the new fabulous Abstract Fragments together with several other stamp sets.

Stamps sets used:    Abstract Fragments, Gothic Fragments, Fancy Flourishes, Butterfly Daisy Collage and Artistic Expressions.

I also used Crealie- CL CS 24 die cuts and TCW Stencil - Cubist.

The background is Marmalade, Mustard and Wild Honey Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.   I added the cube design with the TCW Cubist Stencil and Wild Honey Distress Ink.   I stamped 'Art' and the Flourish from Fancy Flourishes at the bottom with Walnut Distress Ink.    I stamped the bricks from Abstract Fragments and Window from Gothic Fragments with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

Next I embossed the flowers from Butterfly Daisy Collage with Copper on purple designer paper, cut them out, attached them to the background with the Crealie die cuts and added metal medallions that were hanging out in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you can visit often to see what my talented teammates have created.

Have a great day!


  1. Hello Shirley
    Beautiful card and the colours are so happy.
    I love all the Fragments too!

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  3. An absolutely stunning card with such evocative Autumn colours.

  4. As I said on Shirley´s blog: The new sheets are a perfect addiction to the great range of stamps! And I think this colourconbination is georgeous!

  5. This is such a gloriously sunny card. You do colour so well Shirley; all those different yellow, orange and brown tones together with the purple work perfectly, and Glenda's fragment stamps all work so well together. Love it!

  6. The acrylic block technique base with the brickwork stamp & Cubist stencil all combine to make a striking backdrop reminiscent of a an old ruined building (the window). Love the way your Walnut Stain Art & bottom border keep with the warmth of the colours you've already used - much softer than black. The die-cuts echo the bottom border shapes & I love the way your metal medallions echo the embossed flowers creating a unified whole. Using the soft mauve with the copper embossing is a masterful stroke in terms of colour theory.
    Well - that was an art lesson all in one design.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. The colors on this card are just fabulous! So rich, fall-like, and a great combo! I love the buttons in the flower centers! Awesome job, Shirley! Hugs, Clare xo :)

  8. Shirley this is a stunning card I do love the autumn colour palette
    Jackie x


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