24 February 2012

Colours of Autumn challenge

Yeah, I know spring has yet to arrive for most of us!!

 Make it Crafty's challenge is
"Autumn Colours"

Now I splurged this week on a couple of new Magnolia stamps and one in particular sums up
the phrase "make it crafty" - what do you think??

When I think of autumn, I envisage trees a glow with vivid russets, reds and yellows, a crispness in the air and mushrooms popping up all over my lawn (grrrr - if any budding gardeners out there know how to get rid of unwanted fungi please let me know)

Make it Crafty digi - Little Toadstools
Make it Crafty chippie
Magnolia stamp- Tilda stamping
Flat backed pearls
Chalk ink
No Copics list today - (sorry, I developed a migraine shortly after doing this and in my marshmallow-head daze after it had gone I put my pens back without taking a picture)

Did you know.........

Digi's come into their own because of their versatility - resize, invert and as in this case create your own backing paper.  The "mushroom montage" was created in Photoshop Elements, adding and resizing fungi until it filled my design area, then I reduced their transparency to 50%, pale enough to be subtle but not so wishy washy that they disappeared.  I chose really pale muted shades to colour them in - E40, E50 and some pale W's - just enough to give a hint of colour. 
Try it for yourself and I'd love to hear how you get on.

Feel free to hop on over to the Make it Crafty Gallery where you can see some awesome autumnal projects from my teamies to inspire you - and then have a go yourself - I can't wait to see what you create.



Gram's Treasures said...

That's definitely a cool stamp, and yes it is perfect for the....sentiment.
Joyce xx

Joey said...

Jane I do love my visits to your blog!!! you share so much knowledge and it is really appreciated by me :) this Tilda is fantastic! I love what you have done with her. We had those mushrooms grow in our front garden, a friend of ours said its because our soil is rich?! not sure if thats good bad or otherwise, hubby went out and pulled them out, mowed the grass and hope they dont come back, I think they will lol. Joey xx

Unknown said...

Its lovely and you have put it with the perfect sentiment. well done its beautifully made
Hugs Elaine

angelwhispers said...

This stamp looks fab on your design just perfect as always! Chanelle xxx

Crafteezee said...

Only you could be this creative, what a fabulous idea, the Make it Crafty sentiment is just pure perfection. Gosh, now what innovative idea can I come up with...... ummmmmm..... nought, cos my inspiration got up and left!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Tracy x

Delphine said...

Yes, I can tell how much fun you had making this card:-)... Totally brilliant!!! Pure genius, my friend, and another little work of art! I love everything about your card! BIG hugs, have a lovely weekend:-)! Delphine xxx

Chris said...

LOL, it's brilliant Jane! xx

Maria said...

This is awesome Jane! I thought the mushroom background was DP so wow you did all that with PSE plus coloured each one too! I love it! Hugs, Maria

Househund said...

This one caught my eye as well Jane... Love what you've done with her...
Your make blending seem effortless mmmmmmm I dream that one day I will be able to colour like that.