Oct 18, 2018

Hope is Never Lost

Good morning, I am back already today sharing my card for the Penny Black and More midmonth inspiration post. Our theme there this month is "Autumn Splendor" and there is still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already, or maybe you'd like to share a second or third creation...





I  used two Penny Black tree stamps - Restful and Spotted Winter (this one seems to be out of stock, it's an older stamp) - to create this scene. I started out by heat embossing the bare tree using  Walnut Stain  distress ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Next I inked up the top portion of the wood mounted stamp Spotted Winter using a mix of fall colored  Distress Markers, lightly spritzed with water then stamped repeatedly over the ground to add "fall leaves" to the ground. Then I inked up the whole tree with my markers, spritzt again with water and stamped in the background. Without re-inking I stamped the tree again twice on the background to add more colorful trees. I thought this would make a good encouragement card, and I found a fitting sentiment on Tim Holtz Quotations Stickers



I am also sharing my card here:
Stamploration -   Stamps plus Autumn 
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Photo Inspiration 
Stamping Sensations -  Shades of Autumn
Dragonfly Dreams - Autumnal Colors
Addicted to Stamps - Autumn Colors 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with PB 
Inkspirational - Word Prompt: Comfort 
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Encouragment Cards 
Pattie's Creations - Autumn
Crafty Calendar Autumn


Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you're enjoying the rest of the week. I'm still trying to get over this cold and just hope I don't pass it onto the kids!!



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35 comments:

  1. This is stunning! LOVING those trees!!!!!!

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  2. Sorry to be so late arriving here Ellie, time is running away with me, I've not packed and just realised I didn't do my own post yesterday! Loving the warm tones of your card.

    B x

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    1. Almost forgot to publish mine as well :-)
      Enjoy your little getaway!

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  3. A lovely Autumnal scene Ellie - love it! xxxx

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  4. such a creative way of building up this warming scene, the 'comfort' feel to this card is enhanced by the sentiment. Gorgeous and thanks for joining Ink

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  5. So beautiful and serene. Definitely comforting.

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  6. WOW absolutely stunning, Ellie. I love your card, fantastic stamping ...

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  7. I love how you built up the scene with a mix of colours, all expressing the warmth.
    Thank you for joining Inkspirational.

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  8. Great encouragement card and love how you build the foliage on the tree and on the bottom of your scene, thanks for the inspiration! Your card is really a beauty, fabulous design!

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  9. Wow... I love this tree scene! Really lovely use of color and technique. Thanks so much for sharing at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Shauna, happy I was able to join Inkspirational this time!

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  10. What a gorgeous card Ellie, but I must admit I am thankful for spring and being able to get out into the gardens again.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Enjoy the spring weather Maxine. I think I already had enough of fall, it's gotten too cold too soon here this year!

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  11. Ellie, your cards are always gorgeous and this one is no exception. I love your beautiful trees and spritzing them gives them such texture. Love it!! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and I hope you will join us again next time.

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie! Hope to join in again soon!

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  12. This card definitely shows "Autumn's Splendor". The colors and technique are amazing!

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  13. This is so pretty! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Halloween or Autumn” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Pattie
    Artist and Owner

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  14. Amazing! I love the way you created the great textures and colors. Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps.

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  15. Wow! Such a gorgeous card! Love your design and those colors are fabulous. Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch challenge!

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  16. Stunning work of art! I love the intricate details and realistic scene~

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  17. Your card is beautiful...it feels like I'm right there watching the sun set. Thank you for joining us at HSS!

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  18. Such a gorgeous evocative card - and that sentiment is just perfect. Thank you for joining us at HSS - I'm glad you did so I could find your lovely blog.

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  19. Lovely card and I love how you treated the stamped image. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

    Robbie

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  20. A beautiful piece of art, love it x Susan x

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  21. Pretty Fall card! I love the tree design and the creative background! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy October Challenge! -Tasha ☺

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  22. A beautiful autumn design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  23. Gorgeous card. I love the beautiful trees. Thanks for joining in this months 'Autumn' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  24. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations sketch and theme challenge! :)

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