Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Have a Fabulous Birthday

I know its still Summer as the equinox isn't until the 22nd September but gosh the nights are drawing in so fast and everywhere you look signals Autumn.  

So that was my inspiration for todays card...

I inked up Altenew Leaf Canopy for this card using Ink on 3 so I could do a no-line colouring trying to capture the changing colours of Autumn.

I used an array of Prisma pencils on this card and it took soooo long I had to finish it later in the day. 

It probably would have been quicker with watercolours, maybe next time!

The sentiment is a very old wooden Penny Black stamp and while I love the mix of fonts, I hate the fact it was stuck on the wood wonky and yes I've pulled it off and reattached but it seems to slink back into its original wonky position so yes its a little... erm, wonky.  

And no I cannot remove it from the wood forever... that my friends is a craft crime.  There is something rather nostalgic about the old wood mounted stamps and the hold ya breath and hope it stamps right, which in my case it didn't but it adds what mass manufactured cards cannot... wonky charm :)


CASology - September
Time Out - Season 
Just Us Girls - Word Week, Leaves


  1. Beautiful fall foliage! Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

  2. This is a gorgeous card Claire, your leaves are coloured beautifully, like the font on the sentiment too, it's position has character :) (Must admit I take stamps off the block when I can and I do keep the leftover blocks! Cathy x

  3. Such a lovely CAS design and wonderful flow to the card. The use of the 3 colours work so well...shows us the changing colours of Autumn. And I didn't notice the wonky sentiment...shhhh about these little hiccups as we never notice them! Thanks for joining Time Out x

  4. oops forgot to say-thanks for joining CASology!

  5. There is everything perfect on this card. From the designm to no-line stamping, perfect coloring of the leaves and fabulous sentiment. I can not achieve such a perfect "print" with a silicon stamp. So I don't even think about to use old wooden stamps. :-)

  6. I saw this on one of the challenges and popping in to say what a stunner of a card and the colouring with the pencils is amazing x.

  7. I know...and the mornings are just as bad!! I do love the colours though, so your card is definitely ticking all the boxes for me xx

  8. While a quicker coloring session may be preferred from your standpoint, I adore THIS coloring! So beautiful, and I can't tell anything's wonky -- maybe my eyes are wonky! lol

  9. I know, coloring with colored pencils takes sooo much time.. But it was totally worth it here! So pretty. Love the elegant CAS design of this. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  10. I am in complete awe of the way you stamped and colored those gorgeous autumn leaves! Your patience paid off with a fabulous result and I love the slimline design with a great sentiment! This is simply outstanding craftsmanship in cardmaking! Well done!

  11. You captured the turning colors perfectly, Claire. What wonderful pencil coloring. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  12. I absolutely love the leaves, so so beautiful!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  13. I'm so glad you stuck with your pencil colouring because this is spectacular!! Your blending is incredible, the colours are perfect for Autumn. And can't believe how well you kept within the line of the stamped image. And don't get me started on all that crisp, white space...its divine. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

  14. Oh Claire I love your card, the leaves are so beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day


  15. Claire, your pencil colouring captures the wonderful autunmal nature. I love your card very much. Thank you for joining us at Challenge up your life. Greetings, Anja


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