Sunday, 16 September 2012

The colours of Autumn

Good morning crafty friends and a warm welcome to Jess, my newest follower. I hope this Sunday morning finds you bright and well.

It's time for another challenge at The Crafty Pad and this week Pauline has chosen the theme of Autumn Colours - Brown, Orange, Red, Yellow, Green ... you get the picture! We would like to see at least two of these colours on your project, but it would be nice to see more.

Our fab sponsor this week are the team at Crafty Individuals who are giving our lucky prize winner this wonderful prize of 1 Pack of Red Rubber Tree Stamps, 1 Pack of 6x6 Tree Themed Backing Papers and 1 A4 sheet of Bird Toppers! Wow!!!!!! Thanks to them for this awesome prize.
Debbie has once again opened her "shop doors" for the DT and we're all showcasing Crafty Pad Designs on our projects this week. Here is my inspiration for you, using the current sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches :

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - pre-made A6 card in Kraft
  • Design Papers - are from the set "Gratitude" by Summer at Summertime Designs. My main paper is called Stripes and I have used Day Scene to make "quilted" picture
  • Image - this pile of acorns sitting in leaves comes from the set Acorns and Autumn Leaves by Debbie at Crafty Pad Designs. This set is great as not only do you get the image I've used, but you also get a set of 2 leaves, and an acorn border as well! To bring this autumn scene to life, I paper used my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Acorns - DG2, DG3, TN7, TN8 and I then coated the nuts with a layer of Glossy Accents
    • Leaves - Chalks in Dark Green, Ruddy Red, Burnt Sienna, and Dark Brown applied with cotton buds and blended with a finger
  • Twine - I coloured a length of twine with my Spectrum Noir Pen in shade GB8 before adding the twine to my card. 

I have deliberately left this card sentiment-free as I want the focus to be on the image and picture.

Do head over to The Crafty Pad and see the gorgeous creations by the rest of Team A. Then come back and show us your creations using Autumn Colours! You've got until 8pm (BST) on Saturday 22nd September 2012 to link your cards up.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (with a little help from the girls at Feline Playful - thanks girls):

I hope you have a great Sunday!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Love Autumn and the colours of this card and fab image are lovely.

  2. fab card, love that layout and your colours!
    Kim x

  3. beautiful card Helen - love this image! Hugs Rachel xx

  4. Fab card Helen, I love the colours you have chosen and great layout.

  5. Hi Helen, wonderful Autumn card. Love the acorns, the leaves and that awesome paper with the tree :) We're glad you join us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner-Elisa

    **If you would like to be a Guest Designer with us please add GDT to your entry
    At the end of the Challenge we will then randomly choose from the entries

  6. Adorable fall card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  7. Very lovely! The tree and the leaves are perfect in their soft hues of Fall. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  8. This is how light and airy the tree is...just like when most of the leaves are gone! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  9. What a pretty fall card! I love how you quartered the dp for the 4 panels, and your coloring is lovely on those acorns. The Glossy Accents was a nice touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week! Hope you play along again!

  10. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your card at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  11. Love your card Helen, the tree in the background is great as is the focal point of leaves and acorns. A wonderful fall card!

  12. Helen, your card is just wonderful! I love the clean & simple lines!
    Dawn xx

  13. lovely autumn card Helen love the layout thanks for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

  14. Super design thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel uk.

    Kerry DT Leader

  15. Adorable card. I love everything about your card. The tree image is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time. Look forward to seeing you again next week.

    Choccy x

  16. Really love how you have colored the leaves with chalk! Beautiful layout!

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  17. Hi Helen, love the design to your autumn inspired card, thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK. x

  18. This is absolutely fabolous Helen. Love the design with that gorgeous sketch and you've coloured that image brilliantly. Thanks for playing at Just Some Lines and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx

  19. Woowww your card is gorgeous!!!!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr. arjette.

  20. What a great design with that tree image as it looks like a window!
    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.

  21. Karen your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the images you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Autumn colours challenge
    hugs Mandy xx


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Helen x