Monday 3 September 2012

Autumn birthday

As soon as I start to think about autumn cards, summer seems to have come!! And I'm not complaining about that at all - long may it last. But sooner or later (and, yes, let it be later) our thoughts will turn to darker evenings and autumnal colours on the trees.

It was my turn to choose the theme for the Time to create challenge for September on the Crafts by Carolyn forum and I chose 'Autumn with leaves and/or trees'.

So here is my card. I've used the red and yellow PanPastels that I received as a prize for a challenge on PanPastel UK blending with the sponge provided. I've tried to create a sunset sky. I then used some of my Crayan d'Arche neocolor pastels to colour the ground, blending with a baby wipe. The main tree is a much-loved 'fantasy' stamp by Penny Black, inked with a mix of memento rich cocoa, fired brick distress and Paris Trunk tiara gold. I've then used a few different Clarity trees and shrubs stamps to cover the ground - with hindsight I wish I'd made the sunset sky come further down and not had so much ground coverage, but 'tis done now and time doesn't permit me to try again.

The sentiment is a Create textured rub on.

This is also for:

Dream valley 40: something old, something new - the stamps are old, the PanPastels are new
Lexi 73: autumn colours
Lollipop crafts 89: fall frolic
Delightful: fall days
Mema's crafts September: choose a theme challenge: fall colours
Cutie stampers 134: fall leaves
Paper pretties Monday 55: create a square card
Stampin' sisters in Christ 155: birthday card
Crafts and me 99: birthdays
Divas by design 50: let's celebrate - birthday
Pattie's 51: birthdays
Stampin with the dragon: birthday cards
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Crafts4eternity R87: less is more - clean and simple
Let's craft and create 52: stamp it
Great impressions September: sentimental journey - anything with a sentiment
Perfect sentiments 47: anything goes with a sentiment
Stamp dreams 149: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
QKR 3: anything goes
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Natalia and Amy 1: anything goes
Make it Monday 105
Inspire me Fridays 74
52 card pickup week 35
DL.ART 1000 post linky party: anything goes