Monday, 1 September 2014

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Autumn Colours


Time for a new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge, and this month we want you to use autumn colours, with an option of metal or leaves.  Well, looky here - I used metal leaves!


The challenge is being sponsored by Add A Little Dazzle, suppliers of metal craft sheets.  I cut my leaves using a Marianne leaf die on a hot pink sheet which I'd coloured with a little ginger alcohol ink to make it more autumnal.  The background was made by dropping alcohol inks on Ranger speciality stamping card and dripping blender on top.  Sort of looks like tree tops.  The wild plum looked a bit, erm, wild so I rolled some Picket Fence Distress Stain over it to tone it down a bit, and stamped some text to break it up, and some stencilling on the lower portion.  I doodled around the sentiment with a black pen and offset layered it onto black card.

The kookaburra image is my own design - he leads a double life as a kingfisher.  It's coming spring in kookaburra land so we'll have to pretend this is from a few months ago ;)

So get out your autumn colours and join in.  I love vivid autumn colours, so I'm sure I'll be back with more examples for this challenge!

18 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful pen and ink drawing and a fabulous alcohol ink background!

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  2. Um WOW. Love your Kookaburra/kingfisher design!

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  3. Love your wonderful splasy background Shirley - and your sweet little Kookaburra! (nicely drawn!!) we just saw one of these at our local zoo! it made me start singing "kookaburra sits in the old gum tree....."

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  4. Another amazing card, Shirley - love it, Jo x

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  5. This is so artistic :) love this design !

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  6. Wow... This is amazing- I just love your own designed stamp- tooo clever. Amazing..

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  7. I am so in love with this. It would look fantastic framed !

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  8. I love. Your kookaburra! What an artist you are! You need to frame this one!

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  9. Lovely flow of water and paint... GREAT LOOK!!! Love it ... outstandingly beautiful... love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card. Love d water colour bg. And d hero - kookie. Looks a scene out of my backyard. Fab.

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  11. LOVE the background ... so fun, bright and full of movement. Your bird is AMAZING Shirley ... you are so talented! Love him sitting on the metal branch. Loll xx

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  12. oh wow! really,really like your card!

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  13. I am so impressed with your bird illustration, Shirley! This is really stunning...WOW!

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  14. Awesome background , so bright and the design is fabulous!!

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  15. Sorry, Shirley, sooo behind ... I'll be back for a few visits! Goodness, what a stunning background ... yep, leaf canopy above the gorgeous kookaburra's forest! Anita :)

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  16. WOW! Love your stunning background and the sketchy kookaburra, fantastic card!

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  17. I love the background you created and your kookaburra is too cute.

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