Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Make My Monday Autumn

The Autumn theme continues at Make My Monday and this week they want us to use some vellum.  I came across this image on Joanna Sheen's Royal Horticultural Society collections CD.  It was printed onto both card and vellum and I've also used a strip of the matching backing paper on top of the main background of Prima paper.  The vellum was torn across and then layered onto the topper.  Edges of the papers were sponged with Cranberry Adirondack ink and the ribbon was also dyed using a pool of the ink spritzed on a glass cutting mat - fingers now an interesting shade so I really should remember not to get dye inks all over them!!  A simple stamped greeting finishes off this card.

I'm hoping the relentless rain eases off later because I  have to venture out to post off a birthday card today if it is to reach its destination on the correct day so it will be a case of donning waterproof footwear!!


  1. A beautiful card Val, I'd forgotten what super images there is on that disc, thanks for the reminder.

    Sue x

  2. SUch a lovely card Val just love the colours...your vellum give your card a really soft look....Hopefully you wont need your flippers when you go out to the post box..lOl...lOl...


  3. Stunning card Val it looks so beautiful printed onto vellum as well. I forget to use my cd's but there are some wonderful images on that disc! I've just finished a quick card for MMM as the builders are threatening to invade my craft space! HELP!!!
    Val x

  4. Fabulous use of vellum Val, great colours, love it!
    I forget to use my CD's too but this one I haven't got.. perhaps I should get it... if it's stil going :)
    Thank you for your loyal support for MMM
    Suzi B xx

  5. Beautiful card Val. I have that CD too. But recently I have been stamping and forget all about my CD roms. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  6. A really gorgeous Autumnal card Val and love the ethereal look of the vellum. Sorry about the inky fingers, something I know rather a lot about!
    Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at MMM this week with your beautiful creation.
    Fliss xx

  7. Your card is a real beauty, I love the image you chose, it looks fabulous on the vellum too. Well done for having a go with the challenge, and many thanks for once again being a loyal supporter of our challenges at MMM. Caz

  8. I think a snorkle and flippers were required outdoor gear today!! Hope you didn't get too wet. Love the way you have done this card. Such an effective idea. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. Beautiful card Val......those apples look so scrummy. I so admire you moving from stamps to CD's etc.....I so forget about the hundreds of CD's I've got! You so need them when you see them but then........ heyho!
    Karen x

  10. This is just absolutely stunning! Such a gorgeous piece of artwork--LOVE your use of the vellum! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  11. Superbly effective with the torn vellum & the matched up images. You've matched the warm colours of the fruits beautifully with your various elements & that ribbon is so suggerestive of the softness inherent in the peach.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Ooooh, they look good enough to eat Val! Beautiful Autumnal card and the fruit make a gorgeous alternative to the leaves that I would probably have thought of. The Cranberry ink is a perfect toning match for the image and I can just imagine what your fingers looked like after dying the ribbon, lol!

    Lesley Xx