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Monday, 4 November 2013

Autumn Flowers

Good morning,

I hope you all had a great weekend, despite the awful weather and all the bangs and fizzes from the fireworks - and it's not even Bonfire Night yet!!

It's time for our next challenge over at Make My Monday and this week Fliss has chosen a lovely seasonal theme of


So here's what I made for my DT inspiration ...

I think you can tell that I have been watching Clarity Stamps on the tele all weekend - this one seems to be heavily influenced by Barbara Gray's style, although sadly they aren't Clarity stamps.

I began by dusting the edge of the card with Scattered Straw distress ink to create an airbrushed look, then used one of my Stampin Up 'Serene Silhouettes' stamps to create the images in different shades of distress inks. I used Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs - then added a final layer and embossed them with gold detail powder. I stamped the little quote with black archival ink and added the birds. A piece of twine and little button finishes off the card, which is layered on brown and gold card.

I hope you like my version of 'Autumn Flowers' - I shall look forward to seeing your interpretations on the challenge blog.

Just before I go, and incase you didn't see my earlier post - please pop along and take a peek at my new challenge blog which is due to launch on 4th January 2014.  I am looking for DT members to join my new venture and details of the DT call can be found HERE.

Hugz, Jan xx


  1. It's gorgeous, it's Jan's style influenced by Barbara. Love your colours, an elegant card which will inspire. Caz

  2. Really fabulous Jan. The layered flowers look so lovely against the inky edging.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. A beautiful, elegant card, Jan, love the softness of these Autumn colours, xxx

  4. This is a beautiful card, Jan
    Rosie x


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