The challenge this week at Make My Monday is to CREATE A SCENE and for this one I first made the background by again using the masking technique spotted in the current Craft Stamper. The mask was first swiped with blue ink and lightly spritzed with water before pressing the card onto the wet ink. The technique in the mag uses the same colour ink to sponge through the mask once the first layer is dry which works very well, but this time I tried another colour. The scene was created using a Spellbinder die for the ornate fence; Memory box dies for the tree and birds; Sizzix dies for the leaves and acorns using a page from an old book. There was a little stamping of feathery grasses behind the fence. The leaves on the tree were swiped with Versamark and embossed using Distress powder to give them a crunchy autumnal appearance. I'm undecided at the moment about adding a sentiment to this card so will leave it for the time being until I have an actual recipient in mind.
There is a challenge over at Country View Crafts running for a month and the theme is LAYERS so I'm adding my card to their blog as well.