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Friday, 4 October 2013

Welcome, Autumn!

Hello all... I have to be quick today - piles of boxes await me!  Unusually for me, I've a card for you, and again I was playing with the lovely new Artistic Outpost set, Hayride.







There's really no need for a how-to on this one, as you've seen a "naked" version of this card already, so you can see the steps towards it here as Leftovers.  And if you want to know how I masked the images, you can find that out here.

So that should leave us with a very quick post today...













The images are stamped in Plum Archival - such a fun colour to play with - and Sepia.

They're stamped on a book page which has had a rough coat of heavy gesso.






Once I'd arranged all the layers and glued them down I got going with some spritzing and spraying.  

Not sure I can remember the precise colour combinations any longer, but they were mists and inks from a fantastic Polish shop, 13Arts.













I love how the resist on the canvas (Prima - also leftover from my workshop with Finnabair) comes singing to the foreground once you add colour.






I tell a lie... there is something on this card that isn't on the naked version.  

I started by doing some clear embossing on the kraft card background, using the ledger stamp from the Ephemera Backgrounds.  

I do love a bit of embossing to catch the light...












Okay, so that's as quick as it gets round here, I guess.  

Hope you're all well... I'm still having trouble fitting in much blog visiting - but I will be back!  Have fun in the meantime, and I'll see you soon.

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
From Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery




48 comments:

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Alison ! Love all the layers, plum Archival is one of my favourites too ! Hope the move is going well. Sue C x

barbarayaya62 said...

Even if not often work with these shades, every job you do, it is always wonderful! Beautiful and with a palette which worked really well! The layers are fabulous! Barbarayaya

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful layers Alison, and yes that little bit of embossing really adds to the overall effect! Lovely card and thanks for the reminder of that Polish shop.... never to the time to check it out, but now I will!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a new DREAMPIECE dear Alison.. I love those pink and orange
shades - the masterly layering.. it's wonderful soft, autumnal and ARTSY ARTSY ARTSY!

craftimamma said...

What gorgeous colours for this time of year Alison and I love how the clear embossing keeps that hint of Kraft in the background. I recognised those strips of resist canvas straight away .......saved mine teeny bits too, lol! Lovely layered masterpiece!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, I really love the colour palette on this one Alson. Love the torn edges too. Hope you have settled into your new home. Tracy x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...lovely work Alison, the plum and the sepia go hand in hand to give a wonderful rich depth of colour, fabulous quote too...Mel:)xx

Redanne said...

Wonderful layers Alison and that plum is divine! Hugs, Anne x

Helen said...

Fabulous colour combination Alison - and a stunning card. I love autumn too.. dry ones at least!
I know you're so busy, so thank you for managing to stop by.

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous stamps and fabulous colours - lovely project

Sam xxx

Amanda said...

Great autumn colour combo, so warm and rich with such interesting layers.
Love
Amanda x

Deborah said...

Really unusual to use plum as an autumn colour but it really works. And I love the ripped and frayed edges.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card with great layers. Love the colors scheme.

May said...

Love that Plum colour Alison... I must add this to my shopping basket..the layers are beautiful as is the fabulous image..Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Terry said...

Very pretty, Alison! The layers and colors are all so inviting of Autumn! I need to pick up more Archival colors! Happy Friday!

Brenda Brown said...

Alison it's pink!!! Lol. Fabulous colours, the plum Archival will always remind me of the Finn weekend, it's a gorgeous shade and looks wonderful with the sepia. Great layers and techniques which have combined to make a really superb card. Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Dots Dabbles said...

Lovely layers Alison...and I looove the plum and sepia tones!
Dot x

Rhonda said...

What a magical card! I am so happy it's Autumn!!

Nan G said...

A card! And what a beauty too! Love the colors you were playing around with. Take with the moving.

Debi said...

pretty!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great card dear Alison, I really love your colour choice and your lay-out!!! wonderfull!!! it's something else as orange but your colours are so warm !! I love it!!

Greetings
Maria

inkypinkycraft said...

Great rich colours Alison x hugs x

chrissies said...

Beautiful Autumn card with terrific mixture of textures for the layers

'I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.'

Love this quote I almost used it on something a few days ago.

Happy unpacking

Love Chrissie x

Sandy said...

Wonderful Autumn card - still like the rusty make better. I am a broken record. Wish I could be there to a least cook y'all some meals!
sandy

Dianne said...

Stunning piece of art work called a card, looooove that color and all the layering the embossing, OMG, it's fantastic, thanks so much for sharing and we'll see you when you have time, hope your having a, well a wee bit of rest with all those boxes :O), big hugs..

brenda said...

I know this copy/pasty business must be getting boring, but at least that way I can get to my fav blogs for a nose, say hello and have a good weekend.

B x

Lisa M said...

I'm so glad you explained what the Autumn harvest was stamped on, otherwise I was going to guess a corn husk; which is what it still what it looks like to me. :D I think the depiction of Fall is very fitting here. I do like rust colors more, but the pinks bring in a hue of crispness to the weather; which after being 90 yesterday and 50 today...I can relate.
Love your ending comment by L.M. Montgomery...ME TOO!! :D
hugs,
Lisa x
Best of luck to you on the moving too and thank you so much for the shared sympathy. I'd rather be crafting, but soon enough! :D

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

That berry colour is absolutely delicious and works beautifully with sepia.
Gorgeous warmth to this card.
Wishes
Lynne

Florence said...

Hi Alison. wonderful card and fabulous colours. Yep, Autumn has arrived. Have a great weekend.
Florence x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your layers! This is a beautiful card with a great image, love the way you made the texture for the image! Off to pack now, Chrisx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, Alison. Love your color combo and all the layering.

Dorthe said...

That plum is just making magic to this card dear Alison... I love that colour, and you used it wonderfully,- on both fabric and papers!!The embossing gives a beautiful light flash ,and the halloween stamp is so beautiful!!
WOW....love it !!
Dorthe-XO

isisimaginings.com said...

That is beautiful, I love all the different layers.

Jools Robertson said...

Allison

Beautiful , love the colours and layers, I've still got tons left from Finns classes too!

Hugs

Jools x

PetraB said...

wonderful warm earthy colours and the design is just delicious!

Coco said...

Such a wonderful card Alison... in so fabulously sweet and beautiful colours... Gorgeous!! Good luck for all your boxes, and don't worry if you can't be too much present those days on our blogs of course! Coco xx

Smile_Art said...

So lovely!
Amazing colours :)

Netty said...

smashing card Alison. Good luck with the move, Annette x

Paper Profusion said...

Well get you doing a card and in plum hues - this looks fabulous Alison! Happy Sunday! Nicola x

Candy C said...

Gorgeous card, Alison. Love the plum colors. I don't see those all that often and they are beautifully done here. Love all of the layers of papers and the stitching. Such a great homespun feeling...especially this time of year when all of the craft fairs are in full swing in the US. Gorgeous work...as usual. <3 Candy

Buttons said...

LOVE the colours and so many ways to resist! And a card to boot!! Gorgeous. Jenny x

Von said...

Love this Alison :) even after the Finn weekend I still find layering a challenge
Von ♥

Sandra's Spot said...

Oh my this a wonderful card so much gone into it. Hugs Sandra X

Shirley Chillman said...

Wasn't sure about this post Alison the only thing that stuck in my mind was, mmmm plums can you eat sepia? Naked ... very naughty and loving a bit of embossing tut tut!!

The rest was stunning as usual.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Margaret said...

You have captured autumn beautifully on your wonderful card! I love the frayed and torn edges!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this card, Alison. Love the plum colouring and the layers, and the autumnal feel to it,

Lucy x

Kezzy said...

Wow I absolutely love this autumn card, the colours are super stunning and wow I need to use my plum archival more lol. Gorgeous :-) hugs Kezzy xxxxxx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a catch up and couldn't miss commenting on this card - its such a gorgeous shade. Congrats on being 'pinned' by Mr. T
Avril xx