Oct 7, 2012

Autumn Glory

It is Shades of Autumn this fortnight at FSC!
A colour challenge.
You can create autumnal scenes, halloween, any thing you like really as long as the colours are those of autumn.
FSC has a great showcase of takes on this theme 
and Marina from Cottage Crafts is giving an on-line voucher to the 
DT's choice.

I have to say that autumn is my favourite time of year.
The air is crisp, the skies are blue and the heat has gone. In this card I have had a go at layering an autumn scene.
The main leaf stamps are from Darkroom Door (Leaves). These stamps were great to work with and the detail is phenomenal.
The bare branches are from Kaszazz.

The main technique this time around is with alcoholic inks for the leaves and for the background. I love the shine that shows through using this medium. The crispness of the leaves looks so real.
The birds and bare branches layer, and sky layer, are coloured with distress inks.
I think that the DI's soften the intensity of the alcohol inks
 and give a whole new dimension to the scene.

The words say Colours of Autumn and are computer generated.

And rhinestones and ribbon finish it off.

A HUGE thankyou to all my followers who have stuck with me...I have reached the 100 mark and I am so humbled and thankful to you ALL.
You wouldn't believe it but my 100th is a local from my home town! 
With blogging the world is a smaller place and everyone feels like they are only just up the road. So when someone who is actually just up the road joins in the journey it really is quite something else...
Thanks everyone!


I would like to enter this is the following challenges
~ Visible Image (new challenge blog) - Inspired by Autumn
~ The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - The Natural World
~ Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - All about Autumn
~ Joanna Sheen Challenge - Down In The Garden 
~ Stamp with Fun - Autumn
~ PaperPlay Challenges - Shine On (the alcohol inks are on shiny paper) 
~ Simon Says Stamp and Show - Leaf Inspiration
~ MilkCoffee Challenge - Welcome Fall


Debi said...

lovely card Dot, especially as it's so Fall colours, when it's Spring in our neck of the woods :-) Debi x

Sandie Edwards said...

Beautiful card, love all the leaves.... and thank you for joining in the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so pretty, love the colors and the great design. thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Shari Nelson said...

I love this, the colors are beautiful. It really caught my eye on Simon Says Stamp and Show. I am now following you!

brenda said...

Beautiful rich autumnal colours Dot.

My son got one of those stamps sets all for me, thanks for the details.

B x

Brenda Brown said...

Your beautiful leaves and vibrant colours perfectly depict an autumn scene Dot. A wonderful interpretation.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great collage Dot, marvelous colours...real autumn!

greetings, Alie :-)

Buttons said...

SOOOO Autumnal! Loving the alcohol inked leaves. Thought they were real to start with. Need to enter this challenge.
Huge congrats on your 100 followers. Such a recognition of your creativity and beautiful work. Hugs, Buttons x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful piece Dot! Your lovely shades of autumn really add a seasonal feel and those leaf stamps are gorgeous! xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I'm excited, that's really a masterpiece. The fiery colored lieves and all elements fits perfect for a beautiful harvest feeling.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous art ! Love your design. All the elements are beautiful together. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Dot
Love the leaves and the gerta autumn colors

Greetings Janny

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful card Dot, and such rich colours. Those leaves look amazing, such detail.
Avril xx

lynne said...

Hi Dot
You use AIs so beautifully.
Lovely, rich warm tones, such a gorgeous creation.

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, a superb card, really stunning, the gorgeous stamped leaves are so realistic, love those rich russets shades, a perfect autumnal card. Have a lovely day. xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Dot, the colours of the leaves are gorgeous. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous autumn leaves Dot, love the colouring.
Yvonne x

Heather said...

The blue is an absolute eye-popper in this!!!! LOVE that :-)

Fliss said...

An amazing card Dot with loads of depth and your leaves are stunning!
Congratulations on your 100 too, not a surprise with your gorgeous artwork.
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: I've discovered a much easier way to achieve that mottled background - tutorial on my blog later this week!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! Your leaf card is just stunning. Clever idea to add the blue sky. Best, Yvonne

Sheri said...

Thank you for joining the Paperplay Challenge! Your colors are so rich and beautiful on this!! :)

Andrea said...

Very nice card with great motiv! I like the coloring and the design. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Dot, I love all your work - Im getting great ideas browsing here! Nicola x

Esther said...

This is gorgeous Dot - I love alcohol inks and the colours on your card are so rich and yummy...congrats on your 100 followers too - Esther xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull automncard!!!I really love the way you made the leafs come out the card!!!Beautifull colours and image!!!I love it!!!


butterfly said...

Fabulous colours, so rich and intense, made more luscious by that pop of sky blue - lovely!
Alison x

Terry said...

Beautiful use of Autumn colors! I love what you did with those leaves! The framed central leaf really is a great touch and nice pop!

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Dot, such beautiful autumnal colours, the leaves look almost real!

Maria xxxxx

Julia S-W said...

Sorry I've only just spotted this - been rather lax on the blogging front recently!
Absolutely love this card - the colours, the images, it all works brilliantly.
Great music too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Dot, that's a fabulous card. Love the coloring of the leaves.

Visible Image said...

This is absolutely stunning! The leaves are amazing and the trees look so good! I love Autumn too, your description of it is perfect! Thank you so much for entering our 'Inspired By Autumn' challenge over at Visible Image where we have lots of fabulous stamps up for grabs! Good Luck! Helen x

Irit Shalom said...

Lovely colors and great stamping ! Good luck on Visible Image challenge!

Pat said...

Oh Dot, this is just gorgeous, love the leaves and the beautiful Autumn colours.

Pat xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is so lovely! I love the reds and the oranges and the yellows all mixed in with the black. You certainly captured autumn in this piece, just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Visible Image.