Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Autumn Blessings

Today was a beautiful fall day here in New England and some of the trees are starting to turn to beautiful reds and yellows.  I was inspired to create two cards using the same supplies with slightly different designs.
I made the background by first sponging Ranger Distress inks over the panel - in Carved Pumpkin, Brushed Corduroy and Barn Door.  Then I placed Tim's small leaf stencil over the panel and spritzed over the stencil with a water mister.  I removed the stencil immediately and dried the panel with my heat tool revealing the washed out leaf design of the stencil.
 I die cut the leaves out of a Brushed Copper Metal sheet from Add a Little Dazzle using Stitched Leaves dies from Lawn Fawn and layered them over the panels with foam dots.  Then I stamped the sentiments.
I'm linking my first card to:


I'm linking my second card to:

I was inspired by the foliage in the top middle photo


Anything But Cute -  Autumn Day


First Card
Stamps:  Season of Change - Sweet N Sassy Stamps
Paper:  White, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, Brushes Corduroy, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Blending Tool - Ranger, Leaf Stencil - Tim Holtz, Stitched Leaves Dies - Lawn Fawn, Water Mister - Ranger, Brushed Copper Metal Sheet - Add a Little Dazzle, foam dots

Second Card
Stamps:  Autumn Abundance - PTI
Paper:  Rustic Cream, White, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, Brushes Corduroy, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Blending Tool - Ranger, Leaf Stencil - Tim Holtz, Stitched Leaves Dies - Lawn Fawn, Water Mister - Ranger, Brushed Copper Metal Sheet - Add a Little Dazzle, foam dots

17 comments:

Juliz Design Post said...

Exquisite Autumnal designs and the copper leafs are the perfect elegant embellishment.
Julie x

Vintagehandmade said...

Gorgeous Autumnal cards with such besutiful colors and an amazing design! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT x

Loll said...

WOW ... both card are gorgeous Julia!! LOVE the colours you've used for the background ... and they looks amazing with the ghosted leaves. Your copper pieces really put these over the top ... AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour. xx

artful-notions said...

Both so beautiful, Julia! You really rock the ghosting on both cards. And love the coppery die cut leaves too. Gorgeous!!!

Team Clark said...

I love this ink lifted background! It is super with the leaves. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Autumn

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Fall colored saturated background for your ghosting leaves. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Redanne said...

I do so envy you the Fall in New England, nowhere better in my opinion! Your cards are both beautiful, so representative of the gorgeous colours there. I love the gorgeous leaves and the wonderful ghosting Julia. Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

These are both awesome ghosted cards, Julia! I love the colors and the leaf images! And those copper leaves are such pretty embellishments! I love the embossed details! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

Brenda Brown said...

Your cards just glow with those Autumn colours Julia, they're beautiful xxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Julie, love that leaf stencil, gorgeous fall cards! Deb xo

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Yesterday was a spectacular day, all right! Your cards are wonderful examples of how beautiful New England is in the Autumn!! Hugs, gf.

Renee said...

So gorgeous!!
Our leaves are just starting to turn here...
and you captured the gorgeous colors perfectly! :)

Vintagehandmade said...

I am back to thank you so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute with this fabulous card! Branka DT xx

Sara Barker said...

Julia, I love the simple design of your cards, but they still are packed with so many gorgeous details to love! You've really nailed that ghosting technique, blended your lovely fall colors so perfectly and then the metallic leaf adds that special touch! Really beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing them with us at Anything But Cute for our Autumn Day challenge! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the background and those leaves!! Thanks for playing again at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors and you did such an amazing job with the blending!! Love these!! Thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

rachel said...

so very beautiful - I love what you have done - thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils. Hugs rachel x

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