Tuesday 5 October 2021

Autumn Trees

Good morning, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz
This time our theme is -

A Birthday Card in Autumn Colours

As I need a card for the OH's birthday soon, I thought I would make one for that occasion. He is a bit of a tree nut, planting quite a few in our hedgerows since we moved here to complement the veteran trees that were already here. In fact an academic is coming on Thursday to inspect them as the venerable oaks are under threat from a nasty creepy crawly bug and he wants to check on their status!
Anyway here is my tree themed card in autumn colours.

I've used this stamp from Crafty Individuals a few times as you can get a really lovely autumnal effect using the marker and spritz technique.
To start, I took an A6 panel of rough watercolour paper and inked the stamp, which I'd stuck into my MISTI with a Pritt Stick, with some Mustard Seed DI and then spritzed with water before stamping. I then added a variety of autumnal colours with my Zig watercolour markers and stamped again before the first layer was dry, this allows the colour to blend together without leaving harsh edges. I left the panel to dry, then went in with Altenew's Sea Forest Ink all over the stamp. I hand painted the trunks with a dark ochre Zig marker when totally dry, adding more green marker and water to the base of the trees. When dry I added some dark shadows towards the bottom of the trees with the ochre marker on the stamp. 
The frame was cut from off white textured card using an MFT die and popped up over the panel with some fun foam, before being attached to a 5 x 7 matching off white base card. The sentiment from LOTV was stamped in Altenew's Mangrove Root ink.
So where will our autumnal colours take you? If you need more inspiration check out the rest of the DT here.

Joining in over at:-

Anything Autumn


  1. Wow Jules this is stunning love everything about it. Alison x

  2. Gorgeous!! I love the beautiful foliage you created here!! What great inspiration for those who decide to play along with our "autumn colors birthday" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  3. Always good to play trees, we did much the same many years ago and now seeing the beauty of them. Trees are perfect for masculine cards, thanks so much for joining in with our October theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    B x

  4. No mistaking the season here! What a stunning effect you have created I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque, good luck. xx

  5. Majestic trees, love their natural feel and the shadow! Fabulous colouring! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque October challenge!

  6. WOW so beautiful ... great effect with the frame and I love the trees.

  7. Just so frame worthy! LOVE!

  8. Gorgeous artwork Jules. Most beautiful Autumn tree. xx


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