Saturday, September 20, 2014

Colours of Autumn

Good morning!

Autumn is slowly creeping in ... the trees are changing from dark green to rich gold, umber and red 
We had rain last night for the first time in ages and at 5am there was a thick fog around - A typical Autumn morning ... Now the fog has lifted and there is a stillness around, I think the trees will hold on to their leaves for a good while yet.

Over at The Mixed Media Card Challenge they are asking that we create a mixed media card using the Colours of Autumn with optional elements of leaves or metal


With under a week to go before the challenge finishes I got around to making a card


I water coloured the outer part of my card with some gold shimmerz paint to create a 'frame' for a wine label I got from the lovely Jacqueline
The wine label was shaded with various inks and then I did some stamping on top


Each of my leaves were cut from white CS and then shaded by sponging on different coloured inks ... a coat of Mod Podge dimensional was then applied to give them a glossy look
The fabric strip "colours of autumn" I had in my stash from an old scrapbook kit


To finish I added some berries (my trees are full of them right now) some fine threads and sequins and a little metal butterfly

I'd also like to enter this at The Card Concept Challenge


It's my first time playing here and I think my card would come under the Freestyle Collage

I hope you have a lovely Saturday ... Thanks so much for looking in

Till soon

~ Ros ~








39 comments:

Shery said...

This is lovely, Ros! I love the soft autumn colors, the shimmer, and the wonderful textures! Thanks for playing with us at The Mixed Media Card Challenge -- it's always great to have you there!

Pamellia Johnson said...

So gorgeous!! I love how you made a faux frame, so clever! Your leaves look like they have a bit of shimmer to them too, I love the way they curl up like real leaves, very beautiful! The colours are so soft, what a romantic side of autumn you have created!! love it Ros! :)

Diane said...

How pretty is this...wow..love the colors, and I think it would be great framed for a pretty fall decor piece. The leaves are gorgeous!!

Barbara said...

A perfect autumn card! And yes, it's slowly creeping in - though we've had enough rain before and today is muggy and thunder can heard in the distance... but the chestnuts falling down speak a different language! Have a great weekend.

Tracy said...

Ah the wonderful warm colors of autumn. So lovely Ros. I like the glossy finish to your leaves and those sweet berries. Hugs!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Ros. Gorgeous card with lots of beautiful elements that work together perfectly. LOVE the way you've highlighted a frame with gold paint .. and the wine label is so beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Angela said...

What a chic freestyle beauty you have created, Ros! Thank you for for gorgeous card for The Card Concept!

sue t. said...

You did an amazing job on your leaves. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful autumn card Ros - and so fun to use a wine label - this looks lovely with the sponging, the watercoloring and pretty layered leaves! thanks so much for linking it to the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Maria said...

Very pretty card! Those leaves are amazing! It's a freestyle beauty for sure...love it!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I am also starting to feel the autumnal vibe and your card is just perfect - the delicate leaves dancing in the wind (or on the card as the case may be) :). Gorgeous card, Ros!

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Ros, love how you decorated the wine label to use and the colourful glossy leaves are a perfect show of autumn, with a sprinkle of berries, sequins and twist of thread. Lovely, enjoy your weekend Robyn

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Ros! All the little leaves looks amazing!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love those leaves! Brilliant ideas!!!!

Scrap all'Alba - by Silvana said...

beautiful colors, it is very own autumn !!

Manuela said...

beautiful autumn card, love the look of the wine label with teh leaves

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Ross, love the softness of the autumnal colours you have used here, a really beautiful card!

Stella said...

It;s wonderful to see you creating with mixed media. This is gorgeousl; a wonderful and lovely way to use a w ine lalbel. The way you uased the colors is spot on. Love love love it!
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LauraJane:) said...

Amazing use of the wine label from Jacqueline. I really like the outer chalked frame you have created. Thanks for linking up with The Card Concept:)

Far North said...

Beautiful card Ros with such a soft feel from the shimmery frame to the berry drops and sprinkle of threads!
I think you should barter some cards for some wine!

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Croppin' Spree said...

Beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Ros, I love your colors of fall card! I forgot to blog this weekend, shame on me!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty! Love the soft colors :) the focal image and the falling leaves, an amazing compilation of elements to create an awesome Autumn card

Ira Huberts said...

Seriously beautiful Ros! I thought I recognized Jacqueline's label right away ;-) Love how you stamped on it and added the tiny leaves, really lovely! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Kristie Larsen said...

Thanks so much for playing with us over at The Card Concept. Your card is a delight to see! I LOVE the gold shimmer around the edges and all the different details are layer out just perfectly. This card just feels so good!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your frame and those Gorgeous leaves, Ros!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sensational, as always, Ros! Just sensational!! This looks like a valuable playbill under glass in a museum!! Hugs, Darnell

maria f. said...

Oh, Ros - this speaks directly to my "rieslingmama" heart. Reminds me of the vineyards at present as they go from green to gold. And there's even a wine label tucked in there. I love all the white space you've preserved. I love it all. Thanks for joining us this month at MMCC.

Chriss Blagrave said...

A real beauty Ros! I love your golden frame around the wine label and the leaves you created are beautiful! I think Autumn colours are my favourite to create with. The scattering of sequins and the twine look so natural...arranged perfectly :)

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! How beautiful your autumn card is! Thanks for sharing.

Charlene said...

Beautiful Ros! I love the water coloring and the colors, leaves :-)Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at MMCC :-)

Kripa Koushik said...

I love all the little elements on your card - the vintage label, canvas banner, the faux gold frame.....nice touch :) thank you for sharing this with us at MMCC

Anna Rogalska said...

Love your design!Beautiful card Ros!!!!

Davi said...

Wow Beautiful!! Love the vintage/fall vibe Ros :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

So beautiful Ros - it's almost whimsical! I love the wine label background too!

Lisette Baker said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Love how you have framed the image and the berries and leaves are fabulous.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Ros, I love your 3D card, I'd say you finished the challenge to a "T"!

Carol

Robyn Oliver said...

Congratulations Ros on your card being highlighted as a favourite by Jan at Mixed Media

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