Monday, 4 November 2019

* ArtsyStamper: Monochrome Autumn

Happy Monday!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at the new Artsystamper Challenge Blog. Each challenge runs for two weeks and starts on the first and third Monday of the month. 
The theme for this challenge is Monochrome
I hope that you can find time to join in the fun!

The winner will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop. Beverly Cole’s selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards. Why not take a moment and check out what she has in store!

I used the beautiful Autumn Gifts Digital Stamp Set for my card. I used the pre-coloured images and made my own background.

The background card is 14 x14 cm. I scored at 2cm intervals on both sides of the card, then lightly swiped the flat pad of Distress Oxide inks in the same direction as the score lines. I used Antique Linen, Spiced Pumpkin, Vintage Photo and Scattered Straw. When I was happy with the inking, I let it dry and lightly brayered white chalky paint over the inks - this toned the inks down and added more texture. The result looks like shabby, painted, wooden slats. I learned this technique from the lovely Tracy Evans. I decided the run the background edges through a VersaMark ink pad and heat embossed the edges with copper embossing powder.
I fussy cut the pumpkins and leaves, inked the edges with Vintage Photo and curled and rolled the edges of the leaves to add dimension. I heat embossed three leaves with fine copper EP.

I added some black texture ribbon, some twine ribbon and gold glitter tape across the lower portion of the background. The pumpkins were popped onto the background on foam tape and the leaves arranged at the base. I added two 'falling' leaves.
The sentiment is from the same set. I inked it with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and popped it on foam tape.

Autumn Gifts Stamp Set

That's all for today! 
I hope you will hop on over to Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter! You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team ... so much fun.

I'll be back with another Artsystamper project in two weeks time.

Meanwhile, please check out:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by today!

I'd like to support the following challenges:

INTAAS #70 Celebrate Autumn 10/11
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1944 AG 10/11
A Bit More Time to Craft #103 AG 13/11
Crafty Friends #122 AG 15/11
Creative Fingers #174 AG 16/11 TOP 3
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #117 AG 16/11
Dream Valley #213 All That Glitters 16/11
*Jans Digi Stamps Challenges #1 AG 17/11 TOP PICK

We Love 2 Create #11 AG Mixed Media 30/11
Love To Craft #40 AG 30//11



  1. Wow I love the details of glitter the way the leaves have movement and curled edges this is spectacular. Thank you for supporting International Art and Soul, I love seeing your creativity and imagination at work. We hope to see your inspiring talent again in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall, International Art and Soul DT

  2. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Carole, Absolutely beautiful card and creative background. An inspiration for sure! Thank you for entering the first JDS Blog Challenge. We hope you will come and play with us often at: Good Luck!

  4. Wow I love all the texture you obtained in the coloring! Awesome card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. Wow, Carole! Gorgeous card. I feel as though I'm outdoors enjoying the crispness of Autumn! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  6. Oh Carole, this is so gorgeous!! I love that background you have created, I absolutely have to try that sometime.
    Hugs Monica

  7. I just love this one Carole, I love Autumn and those beautiful colours and the crunching of the leaves under foot and I also LOVE pumpkins..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Hello… Thanks for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  9. Oh, so I love this project. Love the little pumpkins and the texture ribbon. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

  10. I have my eye on that digi set as I absolutely love the quote and the images not too shabby either. You have done a bang-up job bringing them to life! I sure have been hearing Tracy's name bandied about this fall. She has many admirers. I believe that way I first knew her, if it is the same person, was seeing her work on the Artistic Outpost DT. A while back. The background is gorgeous! xoxo

  11. Super card, thanks for playing along with our All That Glitters challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck 
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  12. This is so pretty. Beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining at LTCCB.


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