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Autumn Collage

Leaf collage Heather Telford

This is one of those cards I began without a clear plan of where I was going. I had a piece of natural white cardstock with masking fluid already splattered on it. I inked several of the leaf stamps from the ‘Lush & Lavish’ set with distress stains, spritzed them and stamped them on the panel randomly. I then sponged Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo distress inks over almost all the panel leaving a patch of light near the middle. I splattered a little ink around too. At this point it didn’t look finished so I stamped the branch from ‘Lush and Lavish’ twice then removed the masking fluid.

I decided to add only part of a sentiment stamp; I can stamp the rest of the sentiment inside the card. I was fairly happy with it after making the dark leaves the feature but it still wasn’t quite there. When a panel “isn’t quite there” there is one stamp I always reach for: Letter background! That was all it needed. I matted with a rust coloured card stock then attached it to a natural white base. I am surrounded by autumn inspiration at present; I’ve been out a couple of times with my camera taking photos of the gorgeous colours.

Supplies

Stamps: Lush & Lavish, Letter Background, Special Wishes (PB)
Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade distress stains &  Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo distress inks(Ranger) 
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White 110lb, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, brown cardstock

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5 Comments on “Autumn Collage”

  1. Such lovely rich colours for this glorious background. Beautiful! xxx

  2. Debbey Kouri says:

    Boo hoo..the photo does not come through….?

  3. Lindsey says:

    This certainly evolved into a beautiful autumn card! I really like the ink splatters as well as the scraps of background text.

  4. canadiancaroline says:

    I love when you describe your creative process and how you “rescue” things! Aren’t the leaves gorgeous right now! Perfect week for capturing all that beauty, on paper or film (well, digital media, anyway!).


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