Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Leaves are Falling

Hello and welcome.  Gosh, what a difference a day make.  24 little hours.  Is that a song?  Anyway got up this morning to find piles of yellow leaves on the ground.  There's been a few fluttering around the last few days and we have kind of noticed perhaps a few yellow specks in the trees but suddenly you can't avoid the fact that Autumn is coming.  I don't want to admit it's here.  Although why not?  It's a wonderful time.  Still picking a variety of fruit and vegetables.  The pumpkins are looking good and there's the harvest party still a month away.  Any excuse for a party I say.......  

Quite a few challenges out there looking for autumn colours and over at Cheery Lynn it's all about texture.  Now CLD have a big range of embossing plates but unfortunately I don't have any... yet.  Got my eye on a few beauties.  So I decided to make my own textured background using CLD Dreamcatcher #2 die


I cut lots of the dreamcatcher die from fairly thick card and then stuck the feathers on a piece of white card.  Then I added a couple of layers of crumpled tissue paper.  


Then I coloured some more tissue with various red, yellow and orange DI's, ripped it up and stuck it down.  Hope you can see the texture of my autumn leaf background ;-))  It looks really fab in the real.  


I cut a fancy frame using Crafts-Too Frames 9.  The words are bubble stickers.  I used the dreamcatchers in the corners, embossed and attached with leaf brads and some butterflies cut with CLD Mini Dimensional Butterflies die.  There's a little bird on a twig as well, cos over at Joan's Garden part of the recipe was a tree or bird.  So there he sits.   

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs - Texture
Joan's Garden - fall colours, bird/tree, leaves
Hjerteboden Utfordring 9 - Høst Brunt og Oransje 
Craft-room Challenge - Trees/Leaves 
Country View Challenge 7 - Layers

Thanks for dropping by and all your lovely, encouraging and helpful comments.   Have a lovely Sunday everyone.   

6 comments:

  1. It's a great idea and a fantastic card!

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  2. Pretty Card! Love how you created your background!

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  3. How clever, not to mention ambitious, to make your own beautifully textured background, Gail!! Love the colors you chose to complete this great card! Awesome project!

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  4. another unique stunning creation love it! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  5. It is amazing what you can do with tissue paper. Great idea making your background with it.

    Thanks for joining us again at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  6. Lovely project! Thank you for joining in with the September Country View Crafts challenge - we really appreciate it!

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