Sunday, 5 October 2014


Autumn has definitely arrived here today and that's the theme of some of the challenge blogs I follow. I've combined the autumn theme with one or two other challenges & this was what I came up with:

The background is by Kaisercraft, stamped in Adirondack Paint Dabber in Terra Cotta. The leaves were created from One Strike Filler (aka spackle) using a stencil I made on my Sizzix Eclips. I coloured them by dropping diluted Distress Inks onto them as they take the colour very easily. I used a mix of inks: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted's Many Messages set, in Memento Potter's Clay which was also used to stamp the Flourishes border by Marion Emberson Designs.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS: Theme "Stencil"
Virginia's View: Theme "CAS"
Less Is More: Theme "Autumn's Bounty"
Stamping Sensations: Theme "Autumn"
CAS(E) This Sketch: sketch below


  1. Absolutely stunning Helen! Great job...

  2. Lovely autumn card! I love the leaves! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  3. Love this card Helen.
    Stunning effect to the leaves and the woodgrain backdrop is so effective
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. Wow! What a beautiful card. I love the way you did the leaves on this!!!

  5. Wow those leaves are amazing and great mix of colours. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

  6. This is simply lovely, the leaves look super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Simply gorgeous, Helen! Love the leaves. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations for our Autumn challenge and good luck!

  8. What a great card Helen, so elegant and full of lovely warm Autumnal colours and perfect for our theme this week.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. A gorgeous clean and simple design, and I love how you've done the leaves. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us for our "Autumn Colours" challenge at Stamping Sensations.


  10. Beautiful Helen! Love the stenciled leaves.

  11. Love the seeming simplicity of this card but also love the technique you gave used to make the gorgeous leaves. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  12. I love this card, fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

  13. Gorgeous card! Great take on the sketch!

  14. Beautiful, really beautiful.
    Happy LIMing!
    Rosey x

  15. What lovely leaves Helen!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
    LIM Designer

  16. Super work. A nice CAS card xxx

  17. love the woodgrain behind your lovely leaves...


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