my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Autumnal Quintiles

The theme for our quintiles swap at Chocolate Baroque this month is Autumn Days. I actually made these a little while ago to make sure they were done in time as I had my sister to stay with me for a few days, so I hope I can remember how I made them.

                                                                                                                                                                 I did this one first using torn copy paper and duster brushes with distress inks to create the landscape.  The cloudy effect in the sky was achieved by brushing blue ink against the edge of a die cut flower and moving it around and overlapping between inking. This technique was shown to me by a friend who had discovered it while inking petal edges to layer up into a flower.I think the die she used was a Spellbinders.
Having got my background, I inked the tree stamp with distress markers in autumnal colours and stamped it to the left adding a little stamping of the leafy edges of the tree stamp in the bottom corrner  to ground them a bit. In the right hand corner I used the leafy corner stamp inked with distress inks, I think I used forest moss, rusty hinge and wild honey, and then added clear embossing powder and heated it to give a bit of a shine. Both the tree and leaf stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and the word stamp and the birds are Inkylicious. To frame the tile I inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.
  The back ground on the second one was first brayered with distress inks, I'm sorry I can't remember which ones exactly. I over stamped with the same leafy corner stamp with Brilliance pearlescent beige and galaxy gold in opposite corners. The poppy head image was  stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink and I added a little colour with coloursoft pencils. The poppy stamp is Chocolate Baroque and the quote I think is Stamp Addicts, I have had it for ages.  Again the edges are finished with vintage photo shading.                                              

I am entering this at ---
Fashionable Stampers Challenge - Autumn Colours.
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting and for your comments which I truly appreciate.


  1. Hard to choose between these as both are delightful. Your shimmery beige in the second is a super idea together with the Coloursoft orange colouring.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. How come I didn't get to see these while I was with you?! I love the trees. I always like the Autumn projects. That's a lovely leaf corner too. Kate x

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Such soft and delicate work. Spotted it on MIM xx

  4. Beautiful cards, love the colour tones and the stamps you used.
    p,s, Thank you for sharing them with us at FSC as well.

  5. Oh how beautiful and gentle... just perfect for the season.

  6. I love the Autumn hues . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  7. i like the soft touch in your card. nice work

  8. So beautiful with a delicate appearance.

  9. Fabulous cards and images. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  10. Gorgeous cards, love the stamping with the markers!

    xxx Ellie xxx
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

  11. they're both beautiful Jean - really love the poppy one, got my fingers crossed that i get one of these!

  12. Love the Autumnal scene you have made Jean, amazing masking and stamping to create it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  13. superb cards, Jean well done love the stamps and do have poppy head, never used.. shame on me!! Shaz in oz.x