Monday, 2 November 2015

In the mood for Autumn and a 2nd look !

I am doubling up on my post today, I hope you don't mind? 
First I would like to show you the card I made for one of my SILs.
As usual I try to keep my cards for posting flat, and I decided to go with an Autumnal card,
I used the edge of a stencil to get the tree shape before stamping the Lavinia Stamps tree using Archival WV Potting Soil.
I used a few different orange shades of Distress ink and edged the paper with Brushed Corduroy DI.
The leaves were stamped with a tiny leaf shape button.
I mounted everything simply on brown and orange card.
I found the ribbon in my one of my ribbon boxes - one of the first ribbons I bought from a craft shop some years ago!
These are some of the trees in Tatton Park where we went on Friday and gave me some inspiration.

Now, I'm not sure whether you know, but Bleubeard and Elizabeth invite you on the second of every month to share something from your bloggy past.
 I have gone back to November 3rd 2012 with this post….

Autumn journal page SS229

Hels' Sunday Stamper challenge this week was Autumn/Fall, I haven't joined in with one of these for ages but I leapt to it straight away, unfortunately it's taken me until today to complete it and with a deadline to closing only hours away thought I'd better get on with it!!
Like many, I do love Autumn colours(as my camera would prove lol!)so I found this easy to get on with!
This part of the lyrics from 'Windmills Of My Mind' goes through my head often in Autumn so although Hels had thought of the Neil Young classic 'Harvest Moon' I'm afraid this is how I see this challenge(soreee!!)
I'm sure Stampotique's Mothfab would be one to colour her hair with the changing seasons, so with the help of some Crafty Individual and My Minds Eye leafy stamps I ended up with this!
Words were computer generated!
Thanks for looking, Chrisx
Original post is here

This page has inspired me to use the quote again so I'll be back soon.

I am linking my card to Moo Mania and More where the challenge is Autumn Mood 

Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Changing Seasons - I have chosen Autumn

 and of course I'm linking my 2012 journal page to Elizabeths blog The Altered Book Lover for a Second look on the 2nd.

Thanks for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your card is wonderful Chris ! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More!
♥♥♥ You make me happy!♥♥♥
This page is wonderful and I am glad you re-shared it with us!
Happy Second Look On The Second Cris!
Wishing a good new week to you!

sirkkis said...

This is fantastic post Chris. I first thought that you have painted the tree on canvas... Lovely piece.
And the page work is fabulous.
Love both ♥♥

Krisha said...

Beautiful card Chris, and I love the Second Look journal page......made me smile!!

Mrs.B said...

Such a fabulous card Chris, love the tree and the fallen leaves look wonderful in the autumn colours.
Love the 2nd look journal page, love that quote and image together.
Avril xx
p.s.Thanks for linking the card to FSC.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the card and the look back at our journal page. Autumn is such a wonderful time! Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

There's autumn in everything you shared with us today. One of the things I SO, SO appreciate about you, is you manage to make gorgeous cards without using everything but the kitchen sink. I don't see how some people even find envelopes for theirs! I was especially intrigued by your use of a button to stamp the leaves. That's definitely thinking outside the box.

I had to laugh at your gal and her autumn hair. This is a smart and fun look back at a great journal page. And of course it's OK to have more than one challenge on a post, at least it is in my world.

Thanks for revisiting this post and thanks for joining in at Second on the 2nd.

Helen said...

Love all this Chris, but the inspiration from the photo at Tatton Park especially! I'd love to visit there sometime.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I came to see your second on the second post and had the added joy to see the lovely Birthday card you made your SIL!
I, too, love Autumn and all the colors associated with it-your photo is so pretty.

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely tree card and clever you stamping with a leaf shaped button... with very nice results too!
Fun post full of creativity Chris.
Thanks for sharing and for giving us a second look too.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous warm autumn colours on your beautiful card Chris. Loved the inspiration photo you used.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

An absolutely lovely autumnal card, Chris - that tree is gorgeous! And I well remember that lovely journal page, and now I'm singing again!!
Alison xx

My name is Erika. said...

Your card is great and I LOVE the look back. What a hilarious quote! Those D. Torrente stamps are so much fun to use, aren't they?

Darla said...

Really enjoyed both art pieces and as your landscape picture shows they really are fitting for autumn

chrissie said...

All wonderful projects

Love Chrissie xx

Margik said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours are amazing. And I also love your stunning page. Great job, Chris, both pieces are really fantastic.
Mar xx

catherine said...

Wonderful pieces to show today Chris. I love the card and the tree is fabulous with all those wonderful autumn colours too
x catherine

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh how I missed your creative mind while I was away!! Hey Chris, just popped my head in to say thanks so much for all of the kind comments you left for me while I was away, you are so sweet! I am mostly all settled in now and finally able to take some time to visit my favourite blogs!! Take care and I will see you again soon. hugs :)

Georgie C said...

Love your card and how you created the glow behind the tree, it's like you've captured the magic of Autumn. xx

Michele said...

utter autumn loveliness! xo

Yvonne Garner said...

An oasis of autumn! Thank you for sharing your work with us at FSC!

Esther said...

Clever use of the stencil to create this lovely Autumn card, perfect for our changing seasons challenge...thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx