Wednesday, 28 October 2015

More Autumn Colours

I can't get enough of autumn colours at the moment.  I love working with reds and yellows and orange and rust.  So this month's theme at our monthly craft group this coming Friday is just that - Colours of Autumn  and yes, it was my idea :)  Here is another card I made.  This time I wanted to include lots of texture and layers for the Country View October Challenge - Add Some Texture and Try It On Tuesday - Lots of Layers challenge

This started off as one backround which I had sponged with different shades of yellow and red acrylic before adding layers of stencilling and stamping:

Then I added my home made texture paste through a PaperArtsy leaves stencil and sponged colour over the texture paste, I like the white edging this leaves.  I didn't like it!  The leaves simply didn't go on the backround. 

But I had an inspiration to cut the backround up and use the pieces as tiles and it worked!  I really liked it:

Excuse the photos, the light was reflecting off something.  I find it hard at this time of year to get decent photos.

This was really fun to do, especially since I managed to 'rescue' it - always extra satisfying. 

If you are anywhere near Northampton on Friday, come and join us!  Scrap and Yap at 10.15-12.30 at the Jesus Centre, Abingdon Street.  Everyone is welcome and all materials supplied.

I'm linking up at:


  1. ONE word Susan GORGEOUS!!! Gorgeous colors and panels for that card! I love those colors as well and you did famously on this project...or "rescue!" LOLOL Which I lived near Northampton because I would definitely come join you! :) What recipe do you use for your homemade texture paste? It looks so stout! I have a recipe that I use, but my paste is always too runny even when I keep adding powder? Any suggestions? Blessings to you my friend!

  2. oooh this is lovely - very autumnal!
    Hugz Tinz

  3. Love the colours over the texture paste. It was a great idea to cut it into pieces! That always seem to work against a dark background!

  4. lovely warm colors. Sadly I am far away so i can't hop in but have fun.

  5. What an absolutely amazing design! These colors and textures are wonderful! I so love this!

  6. A beautiful cards lots of lovely layers and texture, the colours are lovely thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, hugs Bee.

  7. Lovely tiles and great rescue!

  8. Gorgeous card, love the rich colours and lovely texture.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x