Autumn Dance

Autumn Dance Heather Telford

The Fall 2014 reveal  and giveaway continues on the Penny Black blog this week. The image above was created using one of the new Autumn stamps, a large whimsical array of leaves. I used watercolour paper and stamped the image twice, once in wild honey and again in frayed burlap distress inks . I then used wild honey, spiced marmalade, barn door, frayed burlap and dried marigold to paint inside the leaves and over the outlines. Using a waterbrush I blended the colour from the dots and lines into the background filling the spaces with pale yellow and olive tones. After finishing my colouring I restamped the outline image in vintage photo distress ink. Finally I added some gold pearl ex mixed with water over the top of a few leaves. You can’t see it in the photo above but on the actual card it adds a gold shimmer.

The whole image has a wavy border with leaves and swirls cutting through it here and there but I just kept the border at the top of my panel and trimmed the other three sides. I sliced the panel into three even sections and popped them up on dimensional squares.  I knew I had a nice long sentiment for the narrow space but I had to hunt it out. It’s from the “…wishing you” set.


Stamps: Autumn Dance, …wishing you (PB)
Inks: Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo distress stains & Wild Honey, Antique Linen(Ranger) 
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White 110lb, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: 3D Foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

7 Comments on “Autumn Dance”

  1. Absolument magnifique! I love it! Like you know, you are an inspiration for me! I am feeling down and wow… juste voir une carte faite par vous et le soleil revient dans ma vie…Thank you so much! You make sun in my life!

  2. Lindsey says:

    This is gorgeous! I really like the way you kept the wavy border along the top and divided your panel into a triptych. The beautiful colouring seems to go without saying. 😉

  3. mustavcoffee says:

    Gorgeous card Heather, love the combination of Autumnal colours and the popped up panels work beautifully, brill card! Gay xx

  4. Vicki B says:

    Beautiful card! Love the coloring on the leaves!

  5. Nancy L. says:


  6. Gorgeous! The colours are fabulous and I love the way it’s in three sections xxx

  7. Mary Prasad says:

    Your cards are really beautiful!

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