Thursday, 15 October 2015


             Autumn.....One Layer
Update...Absolutely delighted to have been Hi-Lighted at 
One Layer Simplicity Challenge for this card...Thank you so very much xxx
One layer cards are a challenge in itself and Autumn ones I think are tricky.
I see Autumn as beautiful autumnal colours, leaves and trees. 
I see them as 3D and not flat so this was my challenge.
I tried to do something similar from this inspiration

I used a clearly besotted leaf stamp for mine.
I blended distress inks, flicked water and tried (badly) to do splatters.
I wanted to leave white around the leaf but not quite so contrived as the one I've got!
That was because I had to keep mopping up my 'bad' splatting!
I used gold mica to hi-light the leaf and to do some of the splats.

I enjoyed trying the new technique (to me) from the inspiration link above.
I didn't realise you could use distress stains to stamp with.
I have used ink pads and the markers before
but always thought the stains to be too runny, so a lesson learnt.

I am entering the card into 
Crafty Hugs x


Linda said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.
I love your Autumn card, the colours are gorgeous and the gold splatters look fab .... I think you've done a great job there! xx

Mac Mable said...

That is so generous of you, thank you, but you know how much I love your for me to aspire too x Thanks again x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love this!

Neets B said...

Well, I think you've done amazingly well with this technique. The colours look wonderful and I love the gold and burgundy tones.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much Anita, always so generous with your comments and most appreciated x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you very much x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Totally stunning Mac Mable, Love the array of colours you've produced and a brilliant technique to showcase the image and autumn tones. Love it and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
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Mac Mable said...

Thank you Sarah, what positive and encouraging comments, thank you very much x

Chrissie said...

Sorry for being so late in commenting, I don't know where last week went to!
This is just fabulous! The colours are stunning and the design is simply awesome!
Thanks so much
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Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you to find time to comment so generously on my blog. Yes time just zips past so quickly and before we know it they'll be another weekly challenge x Thanks again.

Anne said...

I'm catching up on my commenting after my hols, sorry to be so late!
What a gorgeous leaf, your autumn colours look great
Thank you for joining us
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Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by and hope you had a great holiday?