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Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Old and the new

Last night I thought I would try stamping this little wren who is another new stamp from Harrogate show, I was a tad disappointed with it as it looked so dull so I used a bit of artistic licence and added a bit of red to liven him up, a lot of the challenges last week were for autumnal themes so thought I would go with that, well the first couple of attempts ended in the bin and so I went off to bed and lay there awake most of the night coughing, some kind person has passed on their germs to me ( I know the culprit ,wait until I see her !)  Anyhow this afternoon I had another play,  the background stamp I used here is ancient, its a Carolines texture mat and I've had it for ever, I also used some very,very old bronze embossing powder which still works fine even though it smells 'orrible !!!  the leaf stamp is also old, I think it might have been an old Craft Stamper one ? coloured it all with distress inks. Although I've put it on a card here its actually a 4x4 piece and I will probably take it off the card and put it into my fat book as I don't think I would send it to anyone I know. Anyhow putting it on these challenges

Fashionable Stamping - shades of autumn
Fat Pages with Attitude - yellow/red/orange
Crazy Amigos - Falling leaves
Artful Times - Fur or feathers

18 comments:

  1. Nice colours and stamps-like the red shade on the littlebird

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  2. Joan, you card is beautiful, I love the tones on the bird and the leaves are gorgeous. A really lovely card. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  3. Beautiful autumn card, the colours of your wren look fantastic. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. What a gorgeous, charming autumn card with great details!

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  5. Great card Joan, love your little bird, he fits in perfectly with your autumnal colours.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Artful Times - Sam xxx

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  6. oh i lov those fabulous leaves
    Lisa x

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  7. I love the autumnal colours of this card Joan, and the bird looks perfect on here.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  8. I think the card turned out great!

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  9. Hi Joan, This is a lovely card, gorgeous background and leaves. The little wren looks great perched in amoung the leaves.
    Thanks for joining our Autumn Colours at FSC
    Avril xx

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  10. I really like the colouring of the Wren, and the ancient background is lovely...Thanks for sharing at FSC..Esther xx

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  11. Your Jenny wren is a adorable :) and it's always nice to use older stamps with the new :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful times
    Von ☺

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  12. A beautiful card with wonderful fall feeling. Love the background and the leaves. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

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  13. Lovely card! Beautiful colours - a true autumn composition; Gorgeous 3D effect with the leaves in the front.

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  14. A great fall card, beautifully composed. Glad you joined us t FSC. Hope you feel better soon. Best, Yvonne

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  15. A real stunner Joan. Beautiful layout and the bird looks gorgeous with the touch of red.
    Thanks for joining our Autumn challenge at FSC and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx

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  16. For all the grief you ended up with a delightful card! I am taken with the quote you used also.

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  17. Beautiful autumnal creation.I love the bird and what you've done with him. The background looks wonderful.
    Juliax

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  18. Sorry I am so late - blame it on sunny Cyprus!
    A delightful card - love the little bird and the leaves.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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