Thursday, 15 October 2015

CC&S 146 Colours: Autumn has arrived!

Welcome to everyone visting from CAS Colours and Sketches where it's my pleasure to host again and this week I've chosen an autumnal colour palette for you.

I have a lot of close male relatives with birthdays at this time of the year (my husband, my son and my two brothers), so it's natural for my thoughts to turn to male cards for a few weeks before getting stuck into the rest of my Christmas cards. So an autumn colour palette and design suits these just perfectly.

The background is masked and inked using the bleeding art tissue technique, learnt from the fabulous Eileen Godwin's blog. She creates some amazing mixed media art and if I didn't live at the opposite end of the country, I would love to go to one of her workshops - one day maybe! I used tissue in the three challenge colours, let them run into each other and then left the card to dry completely. I didn't want to use black for my stamped leaves and sentiment so have gone for a very dark shade of brown as my neutral colour because I think it works better with the colour palette. I hope that's alright with the rest of the CC&S DT!

As I have done everything in one layer I would also like to enter my card into this week's challenge #245 at Less Is More where the one layer card theme is 'Autumn'.

Supplies Used:
Tissue: Spectra Art Tissue (from Amazon)
Stamps: Leaf Decor Stamps (Royal Langnickel), Happy Birthday (Clearly Besotted)

Thanks for dropping by this week. Please come and join in the fun and share your designs with us at CC&S. We'd love to see them!

Oh, and happy birthday Stu!
Stef x


  1. I love this blend of colours, looks great with the dark brown.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  2. Love that bleeding tissue technique. It gives such a modern funky edge to your card. Fab colours you chose by the way.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning colours, brilliant design and a super effective and clever technique
    thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. This is so cool! I love that background and am now off to follow your link to find out how it's done.

  5. Sorry for being so late in commenting, I don't know where last week went to!
    This is really great, your vertical panel is super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. That bleeding tissue technique is really neat! I'll have to remember to give it a try sometime. You've created an awesome autumnal card with it in your challenge colors. :)

  7. I'm catching up on my commenting after my hols, sorry to be so late!
    What a gorgeous panel love your inking
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"