Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Anything But Cute - Inspired By An Autumn Day

This is my 2nd post...for the Scrapy Land Challenge, click HERE.

{Scheduled Post} Happy Wednesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute!! The theme this month is An Autumn Day.


The sweet and amazing Autumn from sewpaperpaint is our fabulous hostess this month and what a fitting theme she's chosen :) Here's what she had to say about the theme:


I could not help but chose October as my month to hostess here at Anything But Cute. This month, we want to see your creations inspired by An Autumn Day. Anything goes mixed media with an fall color palette, or Autumnal elements. Be inspired by nature with the sights, smells, and sounds of this beautiful season. We cannot wait to see the amazing artwork you turn out!


For my card inspired by an Autumn day, I started out with watercolor paper and my Dylusions sprays.


I just started spraying, with the lightest colors first. Lemon Zest...


Pure Sunshine and Squeezed Orange...


Some Postbox Red. I just kept spraying until I had a mixture I was happy with. I don't have pictures of the rest of the process. I wasn't really sure where I was going with this at the time :)


I added texture paste through a The Crafter's Workshop Believe Script stencil. The birds in the top left corner are a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub.


The tree is a Frantic Stamper Medium Bare Ash die, cut in black sticky-back foam.


The leaves were all cut from the sprayed papers with Cheery Lynn Fall Leaves dies. I love the texture the swirls give to the leaves. Memory Box Grove Branches were added among the leaves, as was a Leane Creatief Pine Cone die.


The frame was made with a silicone die, air dry clay and crackle paint. Once it dried and cracked, DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream was rubbed into the cracks. The stamp is a Stampin Up stamp and you can't tell in the pic, but crackle glaze was added. Grateful is a My Creative Time die and the beautiful crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.


I added some sisal for fall texture and inked all of the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Anything But Cute to see the amazing projects created by my talented design team sisters. Then link up your project inspired by an Autumn day. I can't wait to see what you create :)

50 comments:

  1. Your card is so pretty Lisa! I need to get that stencil...
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  2. Mind blowing gorgeous, hugs, Lori m

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  3. MIND BLOWN! Die cutting sticky back foam?! What! How amazing and inventive. I cannot wait to try this. I love the tree and think you could swap it out as a coral die for summer, so beautiful! The layering here is spot on, especially the addition of your handmade frame. I have got to get to molding some things... Quite the inspiration and I am honored by your beautiful work with this theme. An autumn beauty for sure! Big hugs, Autumn

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  4. Wow, Lisa! This is even more amazing with your close up photos! I am in love with your crisp stenciling over that bold inky background! Your leaves are so whimsical and layered beautifully with the twigs, pine cone and sisal. Using those sprayed panels backing the die cuts is genius, and that frame has my mouth hanging open! I have crackle envy right now! Big round of applause for your fabulous inspiration, my friend! Sending big hugs your way!

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  5. Great job on your bold & beauty card. Love all those layers and dies you designed your project with. The colors just pops ~

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  6. So very beautiful! I love the look you got from the Dylusions!! Such a warm, lovely card! Hugs, Robin

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  7. Sbang!!! I opened my mouth so large that my chin has fall down on the floor!!! :D Such a AWESOME card!!! Pinned immediately!!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484961260/
    Looooove these vibrant and bright colours, really a warm and wonderful autumn!! And your design looks wonderful!!! Fabulous, fabulous work of art!! The swirls on the leaves, the crackled frame with the picture of trees that remember me the arts lessons at school (enlarge your picture canvas!), the stenciled scrpipt on the background, the pine cones with its fab 3D look.... and the stamped birdies, the red crinckled bow, the sentiment, the plant and the faux straw...Love all! Any detail is just amazing!! Great work of art, another masterpiece, my friend!!

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  8. WOW hello Autumn!!!!!! beautiful!~!! Have a great day!~ Hugs!

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  9. Woooow, Lisa, you have outdone even yourself with this amazingly beautiful autumn card! What a stunning tree, fabulous cracked frame, fabulous leaves, fantastic colors, those 3D pine cones...ooooh everything is fantastic here! I absolutely love your spectacular card, my friend! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  10. Another beautiful card - beautiful background and love all the embellies - great job as always tfs!!!

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  11. This card is so cute...just kidding...it is beautiful!

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  12. Hello, Lisa! Happy Wednesday! Thanks for brightening my day with your gorgeously colored Autumn theme masterpiece! Your crackled, tilted frame looks fabulous against all the glorious coloring, and the textures in your die cuts are beautiful! Happiness is, visiting your blog. hugs, de

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  13. Absolutely wonderful, Lisa! Amazing colors and lovely details.
    Hugs, Mar

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  14. And that is exactly what you gave us - a gorgeous Autumn day Lisa!! The mix of colours, the gorgeous textured background, the beautiful bow - love, love, love! The pinecone is beautiful.... and so is this project! Hugs, Anne xxx

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  15. WOW... I love the way your created the background with all colors and stenciling. The cute picture frame tucked in among all the layers of die cuts is then perfect touch.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  16. Oh wow! Those sprays sure are vibrant and scream Fall/Autumn! Wonderful layering of the gorgeous colors. The stencil background anchors everything and that stick back foam tree!?! Say what!? Never heard of this foam but I sure want to use it. Stunningly gorgeous design, it could be a postcard! Fantabulous and awesome sauce details. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  17. Lisa Dear you have rivaled Mother Nature with this card and gorgeous Colors of Fall. I cannot imagine all the work you put into this beauty. It is truly stunning. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

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  18. Awesome job with the colors Lisa!! The layers and rich colors make a stunning fall card! I love the frame tucked into the layers too :) Have a great day Lisa :)

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  19. WOWZERS..your background is just amazing! I LOVE the color pallet~the layers are spectacular! I LOVE the embossed pieces~so much dimension and fantastic elements! This is GORGEOUS and one of my favorites!!!
    Hope you are having a wonderful vacation my friend!
    Talk soon!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie k

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  20. WOW Lisa!!! This card is beatiful!! I love that fabulous background and the colors!! You did a awesome job!!!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  21. What a pretty fall card! The background of your card is so beautiful, loving the amazing layers and details! The color combination is just spectacular!

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  22. Great autumn theme card, fabulous mixed paint play resulting in awesome burst of colour!

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  23. Oh My-LANTA!!! This SCREAMS Fall!!! I sooo LOOVE the colors and the amazing textures.... this is just so dreamy... perfect colors of Autumn and the design is fantastic! LOOOVE it!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  24. My sweetest friend, this beautifully captures Autumnal brilliance. There is nothing like fall foliage and your work of art showcases its magic. Your spray elements turned out fantastic! I love the stenciled script, the whimsical nature to the leaves, and of course that exquisite frame! Not only is the frame gorgeous, but I really love the scene you've nestled within. Spectacular as always, my dearest Lisa! Sending tons of sparkly hugs and love your way. :)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  25. Oh wow. Totally blown away! LOVE the colours and the addition of the script.

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  26. Wow! What a burst of bright colours! I can sit and stare it for hours :) Fabulous card! Loved everything on it! And that cracked antique frame is soo pretty! I hope you enjoyed the holidays, missed you in this blog land! Stay happy!
    Big Hugs!
    Priyanka

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  27. **Applause** What brilliant, awesome color! I love it! I love love seeing photos as you go along! So helpful and inspiring to see how you create your backgrounds! This is just fabulous! You've captured autumn so well - so beautiful!

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  28. Hi Lisa!
    I've been trying to email you, but haven't heard back. I'm not sure if you have a new email address, or if you're just busy. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Karen Letchworth

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  29. Colorful, texture and detail makes this card outstanding. I love the bright colors and how you used your sprays. The leaves and black tree add a touch of fall and I love that you made the frame. It is awesome.

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  30. Hi Lisa what a stunning Autumnal creation the colours are so rich and vibrant an incredibly beautiful card
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  31. So gorgeous! I just love the bright fall colors. I like the patterns on the leaves - it looks great. And the ribbon is the icing on the cake.
    April

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  32. I absolutely love the gorgeous background and wonderful textures.The colors are just stunning.The leaves are so pretty and the bow is gorgeous.My favorite is the stencil background!!WOW!!
    Outstanding my friend!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    M'
    Crafting with Creative M

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  33. Gorgeous Fall colors ! Gorgeous Fall card!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the Vibrant Fall colours....fabulous layering, stunning card!

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  35. This is stunning Lisa, the fall colors are amazing !

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  36. Inspiring beautiful and a fab result Lisa, glad you are back and hope you had a lovely vacation...goes too quickly doesn't it. Now My dylusion sprays are looking at me, begging to be sprayed out ....here goes soon.xx{aNNie}

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  37. Wow! This is like a blaze of Autumn, it's fabulous. I definitely need to get myself some of those sprays, they're terrific. Sandra X

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  38. OH! my!! Stunning card Lisa and so nice of you to have shared the step by step!
    Thank You!
    xx

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  39. STUNNING !!!! Ohh so absolutely stunning Lisa !!
    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  40. So beautiful Lisa!! I am just loving that background. Such an amazing rainbow of autumn colours you achieved with those sprays, and I adore the the stencil pattern and how it soaked up some subtle hues of the spray underneath! Your crackle frame is amazing, and the pattern on your leaves is fun and elegant at the same time!! You have truly captured the vibrancy of an autumn day! Thank you so much for once again creating an incredible piece of art!! hugs :)

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  41. WOW...so bold, beautiful and an amazing background...makes me want to get my sprays out an duse them more often...a stunner my friend!

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  42. Beautiful and bright, great fall colors! I am going to have to get some of those sprays to try!

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  43. The vibrant colors scream Fall and definitely make me think of the gorgeous Fall foliage. Love the framed trees embellishment.

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  44. Fabulous, just love the colours of the Dylusion inks. The textures and layout are just lovely.

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  45. I love the text texture in the background and how that little crackled frame pops amidst all the vivid autumn colours.
    Alison x

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  46. Just stunning - inside and out Lisa - bright, bold and soooooooooooooooooo AUTUMN. GORGEOUS. j.

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