Sunday 5 October 2014

Autumn colours ...

After a very wet Saturday, it's been back to beautiful sunshine today - ideal weather for weeds!  Signs of Autumn are all around short days and falling but colourful leaves.  It therefore seems appropriate that this week's challenge at "Less is More" is Autumn Bounty to use the beautiful colours of the season.

Sorry about the tilt of the card!  I promise it is straight just a bad photo!

Hopefully you can see the texture of the grunge paste.
I firstly spread grunge paste through a stencil and once dry I have placed the stencil back and coloured the paste using distress inks.  I cut a smaller panel of card and stamped it with a 'ticket' sentiment before mounting it with foam tape.

I used:
Ranger Grunge Paste
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Dired marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries and Fired Brick.
Papermania Urban Stamps - Happy Days

I will also enter it in the monthly challenge at STAMPlorations where the theme is Stamping and Embossing.



  1. This is wonderful Elaine, the graduated colour on the paste looks superb!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Yes! We can see the texture of the paste and you did a great job colouring it. Love your interpretation of the challenge

  3. LOVE that colouring of the paste, looks gorgeous Elaine, super sentiment too
    Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
    LIM Designer

  4. That Grunge Paste certainly sucks up the ink and it's beautifully blended too !! Great card !

  5. Beautiful gradient you've achieved on your embossing paste strip. Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations this month.

  6. Hi Elaine. Love your grunge paste embossing and the colours you used, beautiful shading! Thanks for joining us again at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika

  7. Superb effect Elaine and those gorgeous Autumn colours just pop
    Thanks as always for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Love the pop of the grunge paste and the ombre effect you created. Super cool!

  9. This is such a lovely card, I love the colors and the paste you used, nice effect.

  10. Such a beautiful card Elaine love the colours too ;) Viv xx

  11. Gorgeous graduated colours and terrific textured background, Elaine ... love the sentiment, it's so fun! Anita :)


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