Monday, 16 September 2013

Messy Rabbit Meets Autumn

Good Morning Everyone

Today is inspirational Monday over at Just for Fun Challenge Blog   and this time around we are showcasing Team B designs. 

This months theme is Colours of Autumn 


I loved making this card I don't normally do Autumn cards but I think this is perfect for a September birthday.

I also created this card to go with the challenge over  on the Papermill Direct Challenge Blog - this challenge also Autumn is to find a new design team member (or two) 

Now for the lengthy process of how I made the card - bear with me it has a lot of elements to this one :-)

To start with I made my own 8x8 card blank - not forgetting to make it slightly less then 8x8 otherwise it wont fit in an envelope. 

I used this beautiful orange/browny card stock from the Papermill this has been in my stash for some time now and I love it that much I am scared to use it, but this colour worked perfect with my idea.

The second layer is also from papermill and it is their white card stock, Normally I use hammered or linen but this is just a plain card stock I picked up from their store at the actual mill. On this layer I used three different colours of distress ink  and stamped randomly two different leaves creating my own background.  Another layer of that beautiful orange/browny colored card and then another layer of white card stock.

On the final layer of white card stock I ran it through a A4 Sue Wilson embossing folder, I spritzed it using Cosmic Shimmer Glimmer Mists, and then edged it with Gilding wax in a bronze colour. This 

For the final layer I used the Spellbinders A2 Curved Die Set and used different designs to create the wave and again this was cut using the card stock from papermil. 

To finish the card I stamped and embossed my messy rabbit and cut it out using Opulent Ovals by spellbinders, I coloured him in with promarker pens. (List Below)  I edged the die with distress ink and gilding wax in the bronze colour. 

I stamped and embossed in a silver detail embossing powder a sentiment on the orange/brown card and then cut this again using opulent ovals. 

And finally my finishing touches was to create my own flower So i started of cutting a five petal flower three times from my cricut (You could use a Cameo or any manual dies) coloured it in with a promarker (spice) that matched my card stock perfectly, and shaped to fit a rose, I added three leaves again cut from my cricut, and coloured these in a dark green, dark brown and light brown and added gilding wax to give it a sheen. I love how these have come out they really look like autumn leaves to me. I finally finished the card with a brown ribbon and bow, and liquid pearls dotted in two groups of a group of five, and one a group of three.

So after all the waffling I hope your still with me and haven't giving up hope yet. Here is the card

 A close up of the flower and leaves
 Close up of Messy Rabbit
 A close up to give the detail of the embossing with the cosmic shimmer spray and gilding wax

Papermill card - I have had a look on their shop and I can't see the colour so I am thinking it would be one of these colours that was a limited run - That is why I loved going to their shops you got such a Large selection of colours.
Distress Inks 
Embossing folder
Promarker - Cool Grey 1,2 and 3  Pink Blossom with blender pen, Burgundy, Ruby and Red and selection of browns, and greens for ground - just randomly done until I got it how I liked. and Spice for the flower
Flower and leaves - cut from cricut but can be any 
Gilding wax
Liquid Pearls 
Cosmic Shimmer Spray
Spellbinder Dies
Sentiment Stamp and Silver Detail embossing folder

The challenges I would like to enter this in to are:-
Papermill Direct - Autumn - DT Call 
Great Impression - Fall Colours  ends 30/09
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Autumnal 22/09
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Ribbon - 20/9
One Stitch at a Time - Autumn/Fall - 22/09
The ABC Challenge - V for Very Cute - 01/10
Passion for Promarker - Perfect Pet - 17/09

So sorry for the very long post, and sorry for not getting any post up on Friday I have been bad as a dog with this cold that is going around I seemed to have lost a few days. Oops. 

Anyway I will be back on Wednesday with a cute scrapbook layout for twins christening. 

Crafty Hugs


Judith said...

so cute Kelly - i love messy rabbit and have quite a few stamps - its a shame we dont see him around much these days love all the details of your prety card hugs Judith x

Shelly said...

Hi Kelly! Cute card, I love the adorable bunny you've chosen! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers and good luck!

mazza said...

Kelly this is gorgeous i love the image
Marie xx

Mojca said...

Such a cute and sweet card. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Cheremane said...

I totally adore this such a cute image :) xx

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

So cute and the colours are amazing
Hugs Susan xxx said...

Stunning card love the image and colours. Love Alison xx

seemacrafts said...

Fabulous hun i love the wave design , its brilliant .

Kobie Fouche said...

Love the Autumn Colours you have used on your project...Thank you for entering the Hobbycutz Challenge this time round...

Julie said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours and your flower is yummy Kelly! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP, Juliexx

Ingrid Mason said...

Kelly, this card is beautiful in both colour and composition. Thank you for the detailed 'method' - very enjoyable to read. Wow, that Rose is stunning and yes, your leaves do look very Autumnal- the sheen intensifies their colour so well - I'mthinking they've got the glisten of and early frost first thing on an Autumn morning. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Loopylou. said...

oh this is gorgeous. I love that soft autumnal colour scheme.
thank you for playing along with us over on the PFP challenge blog
hugs Lou x

Carol C said...

Super card Kelly, the colours are beautiful and the image is really cute :D Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, Carol xx

Chriss America Real said...

This is one of those cards that I have to spend a lot of time looking at to see all of the elements you have used to pull it all together. Your embossing is fantastic and the flower you made is so beautiful. I just love it!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angel Design Team! See you next week!

Chriss - OSAAT -DT

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card Kelly and love the autumnal colours. Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge! Kim x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love all the layering, the colours and that lovely rabbit!

CraftyGirl said...

Such a cute bunny card, love those colors and having it a just because card is wonderful. Everyone loves to get happy mail. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love how you turned an image that didn't say fall into a lovely fall card.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Ali said...

This is so pretty! I love all the autumn colours and that embossing is just gorgeous. :)

Thanks for joining in with our Autumn challenge at OSAAT this week.


nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful flower you made Kelly! Love the papers and colors - the texture is wonderful! Fun that you used a rabbit on a Fall card - I wouldn't have thought to do that but it works perfectly! Hugz!

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card and cute image. Love that flower. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck. NIKKI DT

Elaine Rayworth said...

Such a cute card, happy you're on board!

Elaine xx

Erin said...

What a sweet, sweet bunny! I love the orange background, too. Super cute!

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!