Wednesday 12 October 2022

Autumn Colours

 My attention has been drawn to another stamping challenge HERE and the theme for this month is **Colours of Autumn**.  As my second Bumble Lodge card has been coloured in shades of yellow, green and brown I thought I'd pop over there to share it.  This one was coloured using pencils and the surrounding area inked with Distress ink and some stamped stars.

Stamps - from Lavinia Stamps
Stencil - also Lavinia
Lodge Coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils

Tuesday 11 October 2022

New Home

 I'm not at all sure that many people will be moving house in the current financial climate but I have made a 'New Home' card anyway because I just wanted an excuse to use this beautiful stamp.  This is a great stamp to colour and I  actually stamped and coloured two in different colourways.  This one was coloured using Inktense pencils and a water brush and the other, which you will see another day, was coloured using Polychromos pencils.  I started by cutting a large tag from watercolour paper and once the image was finished I sponged with toning colours, adding ribbon to match.  The DL base card was stamped with some 'splodges'before adhering the tag and the words.

Image - Bumble Lodge from Lavinia Stamps
Tag - die set from Sizzix

Sunday 9 October 2022


 The theme for the current Stamping Sensations challenge is **all things Autumn** and of course the project must have stamping as a main feature.  For my card I started by applying yellow and orange Distress inks to a piece of white card and then flicking with some water for a faux bleach effect.  Once dry I used stamps from a variety of sources to build up the design..  The panel was then mounted onto brown to tone with the various Autumn colours in the stamping. 

Gate, Tree and Birds - stamps from Card-IO
Foliage - mix of Lavinia stamps with a floral border free stamp (magazine gift)