Thursday, October 2, 2014

Scrapping4fun GDT - Seasons Spring or Autumn

Hello Everyone!

I am excited to be here today as a guest designer for the fabulous challenge blog Scrapping4fun! This fortnight we have a photo challenge for you. Get ready for Challenge #27 - Seasons - SPRING OR AUTUMN!

I will show you the inspiration photos in just a minute, but first here is my card.


Here are the inspiration photos that they provided. You can choose either one! Aren't they gorgeous!


As you can see, I decided to go for the autumn photograph. I was really inspired by the white fog and the frosty mountains in the background. It reminds me of that first frost of the year when all the leaves are still on the trees and everything has this white coating on it, it's such a beautiful sight.


The fern is made out of crafter's clay and a Martha Stewart mold. It was coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks and touched off with some copper embossing powder and white embossing puffs.


For the background I mounted a piece of burlap on some cardboard and gave it some swipes of Gesso. Then I used some texture paste coloured with DecoArt Burnt Umber Crafter's Acrylic Paint (tutorial here) and a Prima Damask stencil. I covered the paste with Ranger Copper embossing powder.

The clock was cut out using Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die and then I antiqued it with a half dozen embossing powders and distress inks. Sorry, I can't be more specific, I was working the Tim Holtz Effect Powder technique and I just kept adding and adding until I got the look I was after.

The leaf charms are made out of crafter's clay and a Martha Stewart mold. I used a quilting needle to punch holes in them and then threaded them onto jump rings. They received the same treatment as the fern.



My panel of white birch is done by inking up a piece of paper with Tim Holtz distress inks Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy. I used some home-made white texture paste and the Crafter's Workshop Woodgrain stencil. I lightly swiped my Versamark pad across the panel and added white embossing powder and white embossing puffs to complete the look.

The leaves were stamped with Inkadinkado Decomposed Foliage and Ranger Copper embossing powder. They were coloured with distress inks Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany. I spritzed them with water to add to the decomposed look.



Some orange paint splatters, bronze embellishments and charms, canvas ribbon, crafter's rope, twine and wooden beads to complete my autumn outdoorsie look.


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


102 comments:

  1. amazing Pamellia. love all the detail and the super autumn colours xx

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  2. Stunning artwork and congratulations on being the guest designer

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks so much Chrissie for the compliment and the congrats! hugs :)

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  3. Gorgeous artwork, looks like you spent hours on it. GREAT! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie! I think about 5-6 hours. big hugs :)

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  4. WOW! This really does make me think of Autumn and of the first frost on the leaves. Your design is stunning. The colours are wonderful, I love all your 'frosty' detailing and gorgeous textures.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Aahhhh, thank you for wow Sue! You are so sweet! big hugs :)

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  5. Your design is stunningly beautiful, Pamellia!
    Have a great day,
    hugs xx
    Sirkka

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    1. Thank you very much Sirkkis! hugs to you :)

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  6. You are the Queen of texture !! Totally brilliant.
    Have a great weekend, Julie x

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    1. Oh boy, Queen! haha, thanks so much Julie! bear hugs :)

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  7. Hi Pamellia
    Loving this Autumn card the leaves ,colors ,textures and the design are stunning well done !
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! big crafty hugs :)

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  8. Pamellia, your photos show so much detail that one could miss, this is just AWESOME LOVE IT the colours, papers and added goodies are just a 'wow factor' again.l.xxThe Journey is the Start

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Annie! You make me blush! hugs :)

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  9. Pamellia!
    Wow, with out words. I love your work.
    Thank you so much for your stunning creation
    for your GD Entrie.
    Have a great Weekend.
    Hugs Sandra DT Scrapping4Fun

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Sandra! Thank you so much! big hugs teamie :)

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  10. Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year with all the gorgeous colours and crisp clear mornings, and you have really captured that here, Pamellia! You have managed to create autumn in a nutshell (well in a card!!)! :)
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. haha, thank you so much Jane! You have a wonderful weekend too! big bear hugs :)

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  11. Pamellia,
    It is always a pleasure to view your lovely work! This is just perfect! I was just looking at some photos from a trip we took to the mountains in the fall, and then somehow ended up right here. It was hard to tell where the mountains ended and your card began! You have truly captured the essence of autumn with every little detail! I could go on and on, but it is time to wake the family up and get this day started. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your lovely work...you are a blessing! Foggy hugs! Sara Emily

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sara! You really made my day with your kind and wonderful comment! Big crafty hugs to you! :)

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  12. Another absolute beauty. I am loving all the layers, texture and unexpected little elements like the beads - so charming. You have captured a crisp fall day with a touch of frost and that could be us tomorrow morning so this is perfectly timed.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Oh boy, I wouldn't mind some cooler weather! Thanks Cec! hugs :)

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  13. Hi Pamellia, another wonderful card. At first I thought you have used real leaves, they look so life like. You really managed to capture the mist and frost in the inspirational photo and all the different textures are great. Hope you have a good weekend. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you so much Sally! Happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  14. Wow, another gorgeous masterpiece. I love the leaf.

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  15. Another stunner my friend!! I kept looking and looking at the pictures of your card and all the perfect little details on it. Again you turned card making into ART! I don't even know where to begin....I love absolutely everything about this card, but I have to say that I am more than impressed with what you did with a piece of burlap! Another stunning project, I did not expect any less than that....Big hugs my friend :)

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Samra, for my daily dose of sunshine and joy! big bear hugs :)

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  16. Awesome card, love all the detail you are very creative.
    Thank you for your GD Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for inviting to spend the day with you and for the wonderful compliment! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you Jacee! Have a wonderful weekend! hugs :)

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  18. Congratulations on your GD spot Pamellia! I love to see all the care and attention you give to your ArT, every little detail is unique and special, your cards are Keepsakes and should be treasured forever! :-) xxx

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    1. You are so sweet Mo!! Thank you for the congrats and the wonderful heartfelt compliment! hugs :)

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  19. This is stunning! thanks for joining our Fall/Autumn challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges this fortnight! mo xxx

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  20. Not sure what happened to my previous comment ! Beautiful card Pamelia, love all the texture you've created. Congrats on being the first entry at ATP Exchange ! Sue C x

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! (had a looksie and I didn't see another comment, must be a blogger glitch)

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  21. Gorgeous mixed media card! I keep admiring all those stunning details! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

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  22. What wonderful detail and amazing textures. Love the added charms. The ask for joining us at ATSM

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  23. A super card I love all the details. I keep having another look and finding other elements enclosed. I will also well done for being the first entry for the ATP Exchange..
    Sharon x

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    1. Thanks Sharon! It's fun being first, even if it's just to the starting line. ha! :)

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  24. What a wonderful take on the inspiration.Love all the details.Those leaves look awesome and that birch panel idea is so neat!You really are wonderful at techniques.I like how your mind works.

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    1. HAHA! Thanks Pallavi! I am going to tell my husband that you said that! hugs :)

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  25. This is my favourite style of card by you Pamellia,you do the most wonderful shabby chic autumnal cards,loaded with the most lush details. I could look at this card forever :)

    Have a brilliant weekend

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Donna! You are such a sweetie! Happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  26. I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you create something! This is just exquisite Pamellia, the textures are fabulous. Anne xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Anne! big hugs :)

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  27. This is a wonderful autumn themed card Pamellia, your design is stunning and I love all of the texture and brilliant details.
    Congratulations on your GDT spot.
    Pauline
    x

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  28. Hi Pamellia
    What a super creation. Your leafy focal point does indeed look like frosted, freckled, foliage (try saying that after a few embossing puffs lol!).
    Good luck with your challenges and have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    1. Embossing puff! I'm in stitches! You are one of a kind Ang, that's for sure! Thank you for the kind words and for my daily giggle! big hugs :)

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  29. Oh this is stunning Pamellia! I love the fall colors with the touch of snow! Gorgeous details and metal embellishments!! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy! You have a great weekend too! hugs :)

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  30. Another WOW Autumn card Pamellia. Love all your layers and the gorgeous colours of Fall. I love the "puff" of white to represent the mist in the photo. Every details is so well thought out. Loll xx

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    1. Thank you so very much Loll! So sweet! hugs to you :)

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  31. An absolutely beautiful piece Pamellia! So many gorgeous layers full of texture and technique. Those little leaves are stunning too!
    Thanks so much for joining us ATP Exchange for our very first challenge!
    Julia x

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  32. What fun textures, colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

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  33. Wow Pamelia another wonderful piece of artwork - stunning and so much texture - brilliant

    x Hilda

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    1. Thanks Hilda! I enjoyed using the burlap as my background, something new for me! hugs :)

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  34. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
    We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team.

    Jo and the CRAFT Team.

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    1. Thank you so much Jo, for the kind words and the invitation! I'm honoured. hugs :)

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  35. A gorgeous layout and design. Wonderful details and techniques. It's lovely to have you join in with us on our first challenge at ATP.

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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    1. Thank you so much Annie! Is was exciting to be the first! hugs :)

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  36. Your card is an amazing work of art! I love all the textures and layers, every detail is just beautiful!

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  37. Thank´s for joining our challenge, with this beautiful autumn card.
    Good luck.
    Dt- Sissel

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  38. Breathtaking!! I love this ... It so reminds me of frosty mornings when I walked my dogs in the woods ... The colours and the touches of white are exactly like it really is ... I no longer have my beloved dogs but nature continues to bewitch me

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    1. Thank you so much Ros! Sorry to hear about your little pups, that must have been devastating. I dread the day. Big hugs :)

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  39. Awesome project, made with heart and sole. Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Caz

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  40. WOW well what can I say -breathtaking -I love your creativity and all the texture and attention to detail you put into your creations because that is what they are creations not mere cards-put together with love and great that you put a step by step
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Carol! So sweet! hugs :)

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  41. Great mixed media work! so many beautiful details, and you have created a fabulous piece, so gld you joined us over at ATSM!

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  42. Hi Lovely! Sorry, I'm a bit late with my visit. My Mum arrived on Saturday now as well so I am still catching up...
    Your autumnal card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the leaf stamps so much, the burlap in the background is just perfect for it and love those little charms on the side. Fabulous work! Can't wait to see the next one!
    Big hugs, my lovely! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid! It has been such a frantic few weeks and there's more to come, I am falling behind too! Here's to a relaxing November?? lol. big hugs :)

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  43. This is gorgeous!!! Wow!!! Love all of the texture you have given it. There is so much detail and it is absolutely amazing!!! Love everything... Absolutely gorgeous!! Makes me want to try some things with the elements you used.. making your own charms!! What a great idea.. wow!!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

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    1. Wow, what an amazing compliment! Thank you so much Susan! hugs :)

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  44. So gorgeous, I love your take on the inspiration photo. The twine and beads look perfect!
    Rebecca.

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  45. A truly eye catching project very trendy but different the clock turned out awesome. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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    1. Thank you so much Jacqui, especially for the clock compliment! I came very close to ditching it a couple of times, glad I stuck with it! :)

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  46. This is so beautiful, love this colour palette, it works so well, almost your signature So pleased you joined our challenge at ATP exchange......and the first! Ruth xx

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  47. LOVE the colors of the leaves and your wonderful design! STUNNING!

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  48. Wow! This card is beautiful! So nice colors you have used! Just perfect for the kort o mania challenge! Good luck! Thanks for joining us!
    Dt Ane - kort'o mania

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  49. Wow totally gorgeous!!!!! So love the great textures you have used! awesome!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

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  50. Feeling so inspired by this one! LOVE it. Jenny x

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    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thank you Jenny! hugs :)

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  51. I'm so glad you got to join us again as a GD, Pamellia!! I just LOVE your cards and all the great details you add- like the clock and the charms on this one. :D

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Angie, what a lovely comment! hugs :)

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