Did someone say Autumn Colours?

I've been having work done in the front garden this week all the green stuff and concrete has been removed.  As have the old battered gates.   New gates are being fitted and the whole of the front will have a blue/green natural gravel that I can park on.   There was even a JCB out there for a day.

Fortunately we have had some lovely weather which helps.   This is the last of the jobs planned at the moment well jobs by others I still need to do some decorating and paint that new gate.  Umm wonder if I'm brave enough to make a canvas of it!

Anyway I've been spending a lot of my time threading gems and making jewellery, will share those another time.  Today I got back into the craft room and made a page of my 2017 calendar.   This time it will be 12 A5 sized pages some will be DT samples for Always Use Stamps others will, like this one, be responses to others prompts.

Cut my card and painted it with DecoArt paints to get a messy multi coloured background.   Use the wonderful Stampendous stamp with brown Memento and then carried on painting it.   Sakura gel pens helped with highlighting some aspects and details added back with black fine line pen.   Finally one of my favourite Dreamweaver stencils, a fern leaf.   A high tack inked dabbed through the stencil on cotton wool (not the best method of application but it worked) and then the image covered with 3 different Moonglow ep.   Puts more colour, texture and interest in that bottom space.

A Inky Mess - Always anything mixed media, and thank you all for giving me a top 3 place last month.
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge Anything Goes
The Cats Pyjamas  - Use Fall Colours
Cards in Envy - Goodbye Summer Hello Fall
Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn
The Crazy Challenge - Autumn is Coming
Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Come and Get it - One Layer only
Love to Create - Always Anything Mixed Media


  1. Love your autumn card with those lovely colours. Glad you were able to take some time off from the other jobs to craft. Hugs Valerie

  2. Love these beautiful colors. What a wonderful project. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  3. Love your background on this card! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  4. Gorgeous! The colours are divine. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  5. Gorgeous card, love your owl
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  6. This is amazing. Love the wonderful mix of Fall colors. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Cat's Pajamas this fortnight!

  7. Beautiful card and your colouring is just amazing. Thank you for playing in The Crazy Challenge!
    Stefi DT

  8. Lovely make! Gorgeous colours and adore the owl and fern leaf too. Thanks for joining us at A Inky Mess #4. Michelle DT


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