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Friday, 21 October 2016

Shades of Autumn

Good morning all and thanks for popping in. I have scheduled this post and hopefully as you are reading this we are on our way up the motorway to catch the ferry over to Northern Ireland. Our little van is packed and ready for Clarity Belfast on Saturday...so looking forward to catching up with my friends over the water.

Today it is a new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog, and I am very lucky to be hosting it...yah...

I have chosen for the new theme ...

Shades of Autumn (or Fall)

It gives me chance to use my favourite colour combination...

And I am so pleased that we are sponsored by http://wildorchidcrafts.com/

Here is some inspiration

I have to say , that I did really enjoy making this card....

I started with a piece of stencil card and the leaf wreath stencil.

Next I put some Artistry ink onto my blending mat... I do like to start with my yellow at the top and work my way down the mat getting darker in colour. I just find it a good way to work.

I wanted to add colour in a different way as I use this stencil so much, so I decided to start with the outer perimeter and add some yellow...

Then I blended some red in the centre

Followed by blending the orange in the middle....

And just for some drama, some fine wine in the centre , oh I like that

I really love this colour combination

Next I worked on my background and added some colour through the Maple leaf stencil. One colour at a time...

Until I had built up the border.

Next I got some of my embellishments and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

And changed their colour so that they matched my design

Look at these lovely hat pins

I assembled the card , added the embellishments , and then added this wonderful clarity sentiment

And some stamped maple leaves

Here is a closer look, I couldn't resist the little ladybird.

I do hope that you will pop over to the http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

And have a look at the stunning work by the rest of the dt.

And even better why not enter the challenge...

I am really looking forward to visiting all your wonderful blogs and seeing your makes.

Enjoy your Friday and have a lovely weekend...

I will be back with photos from tomorrow..

Take care all,

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxx

 

11 comments:

  1. WOW, Jo, this card is stunning and I love, love your stenciling..now I think need that stencil..lol! A gorgeous card that just screams FALL...love it! Hope your dogs are feeling better, I imagine it was hard to leave them, but they are in good hands, I am sure!

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  2. WOW, Jo, this card is stunning and I love, love your stenciling..now I think need that stencil..lol! A gorgeous card that just screams FALL...love it! Hope your dogs are feeling better, I imagine it was hard to leave them, but they are in good hands, I am sure!

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  3. This is super Jo. This is my favourite combination of colours and I love how you have combined the two stencils. The embellishments finish it off completely, adding such a natural look to it. Enjoy your trip
    Pam x

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  4. Hi Jo, well I hope by now you are back on 'terra firma' that sea crossing can be a bit rough. Thank you for choosing this theme for your challenge, Autumn and it's colours are my favourite time of year. Love your wreath design it really captures everything I love about this time of year, it's the best time of year to be walking our dogs isn't it with all those rustling leaves to sniff about in ..... that is the dogs not us owners LOL xxxx Hope you have a wonderful weekend over there xxAnnie

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  5. Hi Jo! WOW this is GORGEOUS! Love your stenciling ... something I don't do a lot of but will be now!! LOL Awesome inspiration ... thanks so much!

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  6. Gorgeous card Jo. Have a lovely weekend and let Karl spoil you! You deserve it. X
    I hope Eric is on the mend and Tess hasn't caught his nasty. X

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  7. What a beautiful card Jo. You have captured the colours of the day. As I was driving home this afternoon I was admiring the beauty of all the colours and shades of the leaves on the trees along the verges of the motorway and that sun shone to intensify the colours.
    Enjoy you weekend in Belfast. x

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  8. This has blown me away with its beauty.

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  9. stunning - simply beautiful Jo xx

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  10. Beautiful colours and I love the stencil work. Xx

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