Sep 29, 2018

Allsorts 487: Autumn Glory

It's Saturday again and time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Brenda is hosting this week and fitting for this time of the year our theme is Autumn Glory. Fall has definitely arrived here in Illinois and I couldn't resist turning on the heat for the first time this season a couple of days ago.


I don't know why, but I always associate foxes with this time of the year, so I decided to stamp a scene using a fox from the Penny Black set Smile All Day as the focal point. He's been stamped and heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper then watercolored using my Zig Clean Color  markers. I already had a fox mask cut out from a sticky note (from a previous project) and placed it over the fox before adding more stamping and inking to the card.

For my next step I inked up the stamp Blossom Branch by Penny Black using Distress Markers, spritzed with water and stamped over the masked fox using the stamp platform. I got too much water this time than I wanted to, but really didn't feel like wasting the whole card because of it. A little bit of stencilling was added to mimic sun rays and some lines on the bottom portion, using Tim Holtz's Rays Stencil  and Echo Park  Glamour Stripes Stencil. I thought this card would make a great Fall birthday card, so I used a sentiment from the Penny Black set Sprinkles and Smiles. The edges were distressed and inked with Rusty Hinge ink, framed with white card stock and then a rust colored stampin up card base. 

A close up below...I realize some purple ink got onto the fox's ear and present, but as my husband is always telling me, art is not about everything being perfect, so I am learning to embrace the little mistakes that happen. Not easy when you tend to be a perfectionist....

Our prize this week at Allsorts challenge comes from Lost Coast Designs, I hope you'll come join us for a chance to win!

I am also sharing my card with these fabulous challenges:
Always Fun Challenges -Anything Goes this week
Cards in Envy - Feels Like Fall
Cutie Pie Challenge - Shades of Autumn
Double Trouble - 3 Colors and an Image
Make My Monday - Autumn Colors
Fab 'n' Funky -  All Creatures Great and Small 
The Male Room -  The Great Outdoors
Mod Squad Challengeuse Autumn Colors
Paper Shelter Challenge - Colors of Fall
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall is in the Air
4 Crafty Chicks - Happy Fall Y'all
C.R.A.F.T. - Autumn/Weather
Cute Card Thursday kly - Autumn
Crafty Friends Challenge - choose colors from palette:


Thank you so much for stopping by today, hope you're having a nice and sunny weekend! It's a busy day for us today, but tomorrow we're planning on spending the day at a fine art fair and I look forward to that event every September!


Below I have linked to products I used as found on Amazon, for those of you interested. Please note, these are affiliate links, meaning I might earn a small commision if you purchase something through the links (at no additional cost to you). 

47 comments:

  1. Love how you have integrated the Fox into the blooms Ellie making for a really pretty card for my theme week, many thanks.

    I do actually know what you mean about Foxes and the time of year, as whilst they are about year round they become more of a pest as they have young and become more obsessive hunting down food - and our hens if they get the chance.

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda, and always loving a fall theme! Hope your hens are safe from the foxes!

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  2. What a lovely card Ellie - love that the colouring of the fox continues the line of the (white) light. BTW, perfection is overrated in art....
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Thanks Maxine! The white line wasn't intentional but worked out so perfect :)

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  3. O, I just love how you mixed the lovely water coloured background with that super cute little fox with the bird!!! :) The distressed edges compliment the design so well!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's so much fun mixing cute and floral stamps (as I love both equally!) I need to do this more often!

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  4. Beautiful!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  5. This is gorgeous! LOVING that fox and the purple!!!

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  6. The little PB fox looks right at home with the background - great stamp combo. Enjoy your day tomorrow x

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  7. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Autumn Colours’ challenge with your lovely card… great inking too
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  8. An adorable card. Thanks for joining our challenge. Elaine GDT for C.R.A.F.T. challenge.

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  9. I am trying to get in touch with you - I tried the email address on the side of your blog but the email came back to me. Please contact me a ChallengesForDays at yahoo dot com. Thanks!!! :)

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  10. What a beautiful stamped background you created for the adorable fox. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and hope you will come back next week to see what Trouble Maker, Double Dare and Twisted Sister have in store for a fun challenge and partnering with another.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Looking forward to checking back with Double Trouble!

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  11. Super image and a great card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

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  12. Oh, I just love that cute little fox. I think foxes are so pretty! Love the background you created.

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    1. They are beautiful creatures, Amy. We had one roaming our streets here a couple of years ago. The animal control took him to a wooded area out of town.

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  13. What a beautiful ca4! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

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  14. Happy Autumn! I love how you've mixed the artsy/nature BG with the cute fox image.

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    1. Thanks Maria! It was fun playing with both cute stamps and florals!

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  15. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Make My Monday. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    Mia
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

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  16. WOW what a fabulous creation! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Fall is in the Air’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  17. Me again Ellie, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends xxxxx

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  18. This is gorgeous. I love the image and the colours.
    Thanks for joining the fun at CRAFT this week, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  19. Gorgeous card Ellie, love the beautiful colours. Loving this time of year with all the changing colours. We have the log burner on too as evenings are a bit nippy x Susan x

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  20. Wonderful card :)
    Great watercolouring.
    Thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Challenge.

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  21. So pretty, love this! Beautiful watercolouring and love the Fox. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

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  22. Gorgeous, Super cute! Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
    Wendy x

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  23. So very sweet, a wonderful creation. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again soon.


    Hugs, Julie P
    The Paper Shelter DT

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  24. Beautifully created...and I love the bits on purple on the ear and present, looks like it was meant to be to me!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

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  25. What a pretty card! I love all these gorgeous colors :) Fall is my favorite season..thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for my Fall twist! Cheers!

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  26. The cutest fox ever. As for the background on his ear, I thought that was the flower over it? :) LOVE this card for the cute fox, the beautiful stamping and colours. Thank you so much for joining us in our The Great Outdoors challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    The Male Room
    themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. What a stunning card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie challenge xx

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  28. Beautiful autumnal card! Love how you arranged the florals around the fox. Thanks for joining in the Great Outdoors challenge at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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  29. Beautiful card. Love the little fox and the soft flowers. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck! 😊

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