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Friday, 21 September 2018

Autumn Medley (by Carole)

Hello everyone, here is the final post this month from Carole, a beautiful Autumnal project, using a mixture of stamp sets.

Carole writes:

Hello again.
My final project for this Guest Design Team session is Autumn based, a beautiful time of the year.
As the foliage is changing colour rapidly where I live and the leaves are falling, I have used a favourite stamp of mine called Autumn Medley and an Autumn Edges stamp.
I think this is a beautiful image and the foliage hair can be used on its own, to create lovely autumnal backgrounds.

Products used:-
Stamps: Autumn Medley, Autumn Edges, Essence of Nature (words)
Versafine inkpads: Onyx Black, Satin Red, Spanish Moss
Gold glitter embossing powder
Distress inkpads- various Autumn colours
Gold gel pen

I created a background using a variety of Distress Inks in Autumn colours.
This was then spritzed with water so the colours bled into each other then I over-stamped with the border while it was still damp, so this bled too.
It was left to dry and then over-stamped again with the green and red Versafine inkpads.
The main image was stamped with black Versafine and covered with embossing powder, but only over the hair foliage. When heated this gives a very pretty effect over the black. Unfortunately my photograph does not show this well. The image was coloured with Distress Inks and the hair highlighted with a gold gel pen.
It was then cut out and the edges inked.
I have a couple of other projects using these stamps on my blog. Hope you'll get a chance to visit.
I have enjoyed showing you my three projects and I look forward to visiting next time.
Bye for now and happy crafting.

Carole 😊


  1. This is a beautiful card using this very pretty image Carole and I love the background with a mix of spritzed inks and stamping over the top and then the partially heat embossed and watercoloured lady, and perfectly finished with the ink blending round the edge of the oval mat. x


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