Sunday, September 29, 2013

Autumnal Oak

This weekend there don't seem to have been enough daylight hours for me to do everything I want to! I love winter and the dark nights but there are lots of jobs I want to do that require daylight and it's just gone too soon at the minute. My Hogwarts crest cross stitch is not going to be finished any time soon!

Anyway, no cross stitch but plenty of card making. Here's my first card made this weekend

I've been busy on Pinterest looking for some winter themed art for an activity with the kids at work and that partly led to the inspiration for this card. It combines lots of different techniques and products.

I started with a 6x6 white card blank. I inked the edges with 'spiced marmalade' distress ink and then added 'gathered twigs' to some edges. I trimmed a piece of DCWV autumn leaf paper to fit the card and then mounted it with double sided tape. I stamped my Sheena Douglass 'majestic oak' stamp with a brown memento ink onto some plain white cardstock. I then brayered the background using 'squeezed lemonade', 'spiced marmalade' & 'barn door' distress inks. The stamp is simply the branches of the tree so I used a mix of promarkers (named) and spectrum noirs (numbered) to add the leaves. I worked on a small area at a time as I wanted the alcohol inks to blend. I put down my lightest colour GB1 down first and then added dots of GB6, GB10, OR2, Crimson & Burnt Orange. I used the GB1 ink to blend the colours in. It looked a little odd at the beginning but after sitting for a while, blended well. I then mounted my tree onto some brown mirror card and added it to the card.

Here's a close up of the tree so that you can see the blending now it has settled

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Love to Create 'autumn colours'
Creative Inspirations 'favourite stamp brand' (Sheena Douglass)
Crafty Little Fairies 'autumn colours'
Graph'It 'autumn colours'


  1. Great Fall card! Thank you for joining us for our Colored Inspired Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  2. Beautiful card Vikki, love how you coloured it. Thanks for joining us this week at Love To Create Challenge.

  3. Gorgeous card, I like the Tree and the design, Thank you for joining in with us at Graph'It colour challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  4. Gorgeous card...beautiful tree! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  5. WOW! This is stunning! Such a gorgeous tree stamp, beautiful distressing and perfect colours too!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies :)

  6. What a fabulous card! I love this stamp so much! Thanks so much for joining us a Graph'it Marker Challenge! Hugs, Sem x

  7. What a beautiful card. I love your colour choices which are just perfect for our Autumn Colours challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies. I hope you will come back and join as again soon.

    Sharon x

  8. Wow your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining our Autumn Colours challenge at the Graph'it Marker blog this week!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  9. Stunning! What a beautiful image. Thanks so much for playing at Graph'It Colour Challenge :)