Monday, October 24, 2016

Simon Says: It's Autumn On The Monday Challenge!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Treat Bag/Box Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is


Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, the changing colors on the trees are fabulous, the air is cool and the crunch of leaves underfoot brings back lovely memories from childhood. We will be looking forward to seeing whatever autumn inspired creations you make!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I made a card using a new Simon Says Stamp 'Winter Flowers' Stamp Set and a Woodgrain Background Stamp designed by Tammy Tutterow for Spellbinders.

Even though I do say so myself, I quite like this one ;-) 

The flower is pretty generic and can be used for everything, in any color! I decided to make it in an Autumn pale orange/yellow using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, For the leaves I used Forest Moss. 

For the background and the base card I stamped the Woodgrain Background Stamp with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then continued with the same ink to make the background a little darker. I then used a Dot fade Stencil and embossing paste to create some texture and while the paste was still wet I sprinkled with Vintage Platinum Distress Dust, oh my goodness, it brought the whole card to life! so sparkly and pretty! 

I finished the inside too ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get your autumn colours out and get crafty! 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Penny Black At Allsorts   Autumn Inspiration
Fussy and Fancy   Shades Of Autumn
Fab N Funky    Fabulous Flowers
The Crafty Addicts  Autumn Colours

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Maura said...

Beautiful card Lols, both inside and out! I love how you went with the yellows for the flower to make it autumn. Distressed edges are a nice touch! hugs, maura

Catherine said...

Love your card, Lols. The beautiful flower is the perfect focal point, so beautifully colored!

Cathie ♥

Dora said...


Macarena said...

This is so pretty and bright! I love the background stamp which gives a fantastic effect. The flover is beautiful here. Hugs, Marzena

Sandra H said...

Ooooh such a pretty card!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!! Love the woodgrain and the distressed edges :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Anonymous said...

beautiful! i love how the yellow pops against the grey background and i love the texture and shimmer of the paste. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning. Beauty in every little detail. So funky and gorgeous. I love that large paper bloom and your card is utterly perfect for my challenge theme at Fab 'n' Funky this week. Thanks so much for playing along with us this challenge. I LOVE what you did for it. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

Tracy Freeman said...

Its lovely Lols, the woodgrain looks fantastic with the yellow flower and I love the pop of red.
Sending hugs xxx

Theresa said...

great card Lols. you really incorporating mixed media details in your cards now. lovely colouring. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a happy card! I love the detail you put into the flower. The outlines in white as opposed to black really give it a stunning look and I really like how you made different shades of yellow throughout. Lovely!!

Barbara said...

Sophisticated card Lorraine! Love the color combo , yellow and grey are fantastic together! The pop of red give a special touch to your work! Barbara

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card Lols...that flower is just so gorgeous against the woodgrain background and I love the addition of some vintage platinum sparkle...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

A really beautiful card in one of my favourite colour ways and I just love the pop of yellow against that background, it's so striking and really pretty! xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous card, Lols. The colors and the flower image are so beautiful. :)