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Tuesday 5 November 2013

Autumn Fragments from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, well Autumn is definitely here the leaves are changing colour so quickly now but on Sunday I spotted a red admiral butterfly fluttering along when I was out walking the dogs!  Anyway back to business, todays card features the fab new stamps 'Nature Fragments' from Chocolate Baroque

I made a background using distress inks in Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold and Gathered Twigs and splashed it with a little water, blotting it to create a patchy effect, Next I stamped the 'wood' fragments with more Gathered Twigs Distress ink. The sentiment is from  Nature's Peace and is one of my all time favourites. I added some die cut shapes and a flower made by die cutting some tissue wrap that I'd coloured with distress ink. I added a little copper brad in the centre and some raffia to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Little Blue Button: fall inspiration
Perfect Sentiment: Fall or Halloween
Sister Act: anything goes
Wags'n'whiskers: Fall colours
thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Another stunning project. Love the colours and that flower is so beautiful.
    Hardly any leaves on our trees and "snow" on the hills..........Autumn gone and winter fast approaching.
    Have. Great day

    Patricia xx

  2. Wow this is just stunning!!! Hugs Juls

  3. Oh wow - this is gorgeous Claire. Love the 'tree slice' stamp you have used for the background especially.
    Beryl xx

  4. Such a stunner Claire. I love the sliced log texture and the colours you've used.

    Sue x

  5. Love the way the water spots in the background echo the irregular shape of those tree rings & the shape of your flower too. Just spotted another circle - the embellishment for the flower-head. In fact it's that flower that draws the eye & with your die-cuts forms an arrow with the eye then flicking over to the balancing area in the opposite corner with the sentiment & over the pure background. Doesn't the green & orange add a real sense of autumnal colour?
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Very creative, another stunning piece. TFS Hugs xx

  7. Oh Claire, this is fabulous. I love how you created the background and that flower is so cool!

  8. Your card is amazing and so creative! Your background is so unique and colorful. I love it! Thank you for explaining details about how you made your creation. And your flower is outstanding. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.

  9. Came here to see the FSC piece and boy did this flower catch my eye! Gorgeous card, Claire! Love it!

  10. This is beautiful!! I love the design!! Gorgeous!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

    ps... There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  11. This is beautiful!!! LOVE the tissue paper flower you made! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at HIMCR!!!

  12. Sooo pretty; love that flower!!! Gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!! ~Michele, DT

  13. Love your color theme. Great looking design.. Thanks for joining us over at Perfect Sentiments

    Senior DT

  14. Wow, fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x


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