Thursday, 29 August 2013

Challenge 84 - Autumn Glow

Hi All,

It's Jess here with September's challenge - Autumn Glow
I love this time of year, still hanging on to the warm sunny days of summer but that lovely feeling as the leaves begin to change and show off their golden tones.

Whatever your Autumnal inspiration is - we want to see your creations!

Thank you so much for visiting and joining in our fabulous Challenge.  Don't forget to have a look around all of the DT's Blogs for some amazing inspiration.

For my Autumn Glow project, I've used papers from the Farmers Market and Scrap Basics Earth Tone Polka Dots Digital Kits to make my sun-ray background.  I've then punched leaves in the same papers to create an Autumn Wreath.  I've added die cut shapes and ribbon too.

For my Autumn Glow card I have used the leaf from the Odds and Ends set
and the small leaves from the Be Amazing set to make flower which I have stamped in assorted inks and coloured with a waterbrush. The sentiment is from the New Sentiment set. For more instructions on the card please check out my blog.

For my project I have used the Hexagon mask using orange ink over orange card to give a two tone orange 'glow'! I also used some Burlap from a Sarah Hurley kit and some wooden shapes from the Sarah Hurley range too. I used texture paste through a small hexagon stencil on the Kraft tag and when dry swiped over it with two colours of orange inks for more warm glow.

I used a piece of green spotted paper from the Picnic in the Park digital kit and the stamps are all from the In the Garden stamp set. 

I decided to make an "Indian Summer" themed Autumn card. I made a little Indian Girl, complete with feather headdress using "Be Amazing Girl Stamps", stamped her dress with stars from "Wish Upon A Star Girl" set. I made the background and the banner for the sentiment using "Borders, Corners & Banners" set. The sentiment came from "Sentiment Stamps". Full details are on my blog.

I have random piece of felt in my craft stash and most of them reflect the colours of autumn. I then took the autumn leaves in Sarah Hurley's Farmers Market Autumn Fall themed digital scrapbooking kit as pattern to cut the leaves. I also used combined digi papers from Farmers Market and the Bookworm digi kit, you will see this in the bottom strips of paper and the background.   

I coloured a manilla tag using Dried Marigold & Scattered Straw Distress Inks, then ran it through a Tim Holtz Alteration Embossing folder & rubbed Cinnamon Stickles all over the tag. I used the Dream a Little Dream Doodle Doll stamp & coloured her in using Blush, Spice & Saffron Promarkers. I stamped the Be Amazing from the Be Amazing Doodle Doll stamp set & attached it to the tag, I also added some Hero Arts felt leaves& some little gems. I added on of Sarah's teeny chipboard starts to the girls dress & a butterfly to her hair.

I made a tag using Sarah's New Home and  Mini Background stamps.The tag itself is a Sizzix die using white card stock and acetate. The acetate was coloured using Tim Holtz alcohol inks. For more details please check out my blog here!

I have used a mix of papers from Sarah's Digi Kits. The dotty papers are from the Farmers Market Digi Kit and the woodgrain paper is from the Kissing Booth Digi Kit. For more info please visit my blog here.

When I think Autumn, my first first thought turns to squirrels and them foraging for acorns. So I have used various elements of Sarah's  repertoire, to create this mixed media card. The tag, faux washi tape and acorns are printed from Sarah's Farmer's Market Digi Kit along with the lettering. The background paper is from Sarahs range of 8x8 papers, and over stamped with three stamps (arrows, zig-zag and polka dot)

I have used a mix of papers from Sarah's Farmers Market, Curio and Bookworm Digi Kits and also 
a couple of the fab stamps from Sarah's Everyday Sayings Set.

We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 29th September to enter - just click below to submit your link!


  1. lovely inspiration from the DTs

  2. Beautiful Design Team. I love Autumn and the soft Autumn colors!



  3. Thanks for a great challenge and stunning dt creations...TFS!!
    hugs and xxx

  4. Beautiful work by the DT. I love Fall! xxD