Sep 22, 2013

"Fallen Angel"

It's all about Autumn Colours

Autumn is my favourite time of the year.
The intense heat has gone, the days are sunny and calm 
and the nights are a little cooler.
The grass stops growing, the weeds slow down and 
the nights draw in.
Everything seems at peace...

The colours of Autumn can be intense, bright, and in stark 
contrast to the slowing down of the season.

This card has the intensity of the Autumn for the background
and the softness of the sepia in the front
to give the contrast and contradiction of the season.

I really wanted to show you the background for this piece...
one, because you can't see it when the toppers go on...
and two, because I made a mistake - can you see it?

I accidentally used the embossing folder the wrong side up on one side...
so the left-hand side is backwards, and on the right-hand side it is the right-side up.
I loooove how it turned out though
and I will definitely be making this mistake again.
When it is lightly sanded, the two halves blend into each other very subtly I think.

This is just a close up of the leaves
which have been stamped with Archival Potting Soil,
then spritzed with copper glimmer mist 
and then with heirloom gold.

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I would like to enter this into the following challenge ~


Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful vibrant autumnal colours Dot and I hadn't noticed the embossed and debossed sides but since you pointed it out it looks fabulous enhancing the texture further. A fabulous piece of art.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Dot, the colours are gorgeous and the image you've used is fabulous. Love your background, I would never have spotted your mistake ! Sue C x

Redanne said...

Well they do say there are no mistakes in craft and this one certainly turned into a perfect arty piece! Love the autumnal colours and the leaves and image are wonderful. Hugs, Anne x

Annie said...

Gorgeous colours and I love the layered background. Beautiful image and your happy accident looks great too

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Shirley Chillman said...

How soft and gentle does she look sweetie this card is super gorgeous.

Love the mistake Dot and I will definitely be trying it.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally fabulous piece Dot and so glad you showed us the background, a happy accidents indeed. Love the way you have done the leaves as well, stunning piece all around!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The tones are rich but there is also a delicate nature to this stunning creation.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

wOOw wOOw wOOw! This card is stunning, the background looks amazing and what a terrific accident! beautiful Autumnal colours, just wonderful! xx

Laurie Sikorowski said...

So nice. Autumn is also my favorite season -the colors, smells, feel. I think your card captures it beautifully.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is a delight in every way. I love the rich colours of the background contrasted with the sepia. The vellum is an amazing detail. The background is absolutely stunning...fabulous happy accident with the embossing. It created such a cool effect. The gold touches on the leaves and the image add lovely richness and glow to the card. Thanks for joining our Fall/Autumn Colours challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Terry said...

Some mistakes are beautifully artful! Love that rich background and those leaves framing that lovely image.! Happy Sunday!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, that's a wonderful card.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Dot. The colours are stunning and the image is gorgeous. I love it when mistakes turn out to be a good thing.
Hugs Sharon. x

Meggymay said...

Great background love the textured look of your happy accident, its a beautiful card.

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design & Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

butterfly said...

Simply stunning, Dot - and so glad you showed us that glorious background (embracing the imperfection of the "mistake")... you could also pop it in to the Autumn challenge at The Artistic Stamper this month, if you fancy it!
Alison xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Ger said...

Beautiful work! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

Jackie said...

Simply fabulous project! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab'n'Funky Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Fab'n'Funky DT

Dawn C said...

Beautiful card, even with your mistake lol. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY autumnal colors! Such a beautiful card, the background is just to my liking ; in all details: perfect!
xxx Ellie xxx

Rach83 said...

Gorgeous card, lovely layers and such an elegant image. Your leaves add great texture too.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous elegant card, and I love that you incorporated your 'Happy Accident' into the design

Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

Alli x

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous, Dot. I love your happy accident and that beautiful background
Rosie x

Mrs.B said...

Absolutely adore this Dot.
Love the strong background( and great happy accident!) contrasting with the soft tones of the image.
Avril xx

Jacki Daniels said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us this time at LOC this is gorgeous hope you see you again soon
Jacki xx