Good morning, we've got a new challenge starting at PanPastel UK and the theme is 'Autumn/Fall' and here in my little corner of the UK Autumn has definitely arrived. The days are getting shorter and the mornings are a lot colder, I do love this time of year though as the leaves are just starting to change colour and the greens, golds and oranges look so beautiful.
For my card I've used my PanPastels (of course lol) and stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Tall Trees theme plate. I began by creating a background with PanPastels (Diarylide Yellow Shade, Permanent green shade, Yellow Green shade and a little Hansa Yellow) and overstamping with the leaf stamps using Forest Moss and Peeled Paint distress inks. Next I used Diarylide yellow, hansa yellow tint and orange to make the background for the focal image, I used the palest shade first and then masked the sun before adding the deeper colours. I love this huge stamp, its one of my all time favourites, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black and used sakura pens to add some colour, I used stardust pens on the trees and birds and a bright purple glaze pen for the berries. You can see the effect of the pens a bit better in this pic:
I made some flowers with watercolour paper coloured with purple and orange pan pastels. I used Tattered florals for the larger flower and Tattered pinecone for the smaller roses. I added some irridescent seed beads to the large flower. To finish off I' added some green seambinding ribbon and some die cut leaves (coloured with panpastels and overstamped with one of the scrummy Chocolate Baroque lace fragments stamps)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network: Purple
Creative Belli: Autumn
Creative Craft Crew: Trees
Fairy Tale: Autumn
Our Daily Bread: birds
Raise the Bar: Anything with wings
Totally Papercrafts: Use your favourite stamp
Don't forget our lucky winner will receive a fab panpastel starter set from our generous sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store
As its Sunday morning i've got a mountain of ironing to tackle and lunch to cook but then I'm hoping to escape to my craft room for a few hours before I settle down in front of the TV.
Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments.
Enjoy your Sunday :-)