Thursday 7 October 2021

Warm autumn thanks

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to another fabulous Thursday challenge at Tic Tac Toe, the challenge that inspires you eight different ways!!

I suddenly realised that if I carry on making Christmas cards, autumn will disappear and I won't have had any of the fun of those gorgeous warm colours of the season, so I chose the middle column: Foliage/Thanks/Sequins/or Gems.

I used a large background stamp from Uniko called Tropical Paradise and turned it into autumnal heaven instead! It was stamped directly onto a card base in brown ink and then I masked the edges and used sponge daubers to apply different colours roughly all over the image. I'm sure you can imagine that it looked like a mess at this stage!!

The idea though was to use coloured pencils over the top of the ink to add detail to the leaves and to create a warm background and I hope you'll agree that it worked quite well! To finish the card, I attached a stitched rectangle stamped with a bold 'thank' and a die cut 'you" embellished with coloured gems.

So now it's over to you! Which of the rows or columns will catch your eye this week? Do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe challenge site to see the great inspiration from my teamies - you'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post where you can share your own creation. I can't wait to see what you make!

I'm linking up with the Uniko challenge where Anything Goes with an optional twist of Autumn Colours; and, for the second time with Color My Heart Color Dare 463 as I was blown away by the fabulous inspiration photo!

I have scheduled this post because I will be winging my way back from a break on the North Norfolk coast - although hopefully not literally winging my way as I will be travelling by car!

Sending hugs,


  1. Beautiful Autumnal creation Vicky the colours are just perfect a very beautiful make
    lorraine x

  2. Your created a beautiful autumnal card using gorgeous warm colours on the tropical paradise stamp,

  3. Your card is amazing!!! The card invites you to walk through the leaves!!

  4. I'm so glad you got this Autumnal card, it really is gorgeous. Enjoy your break.
    Faith x

  5. What a superb idea to make the tropical stamp an autumnal beauty! Thanks for playing along with Uniko. X

  6. That’s a fabulous autumnal card. So colourful.

    Hope you had a great break.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Beautiful Fall colors, Vicky! They are such a joy!

  8. Beautiful, Vicky! I believe this is one of the prettiest fall cards I have seen this season. I always enjoy seeing your cards and your talent. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare. I also appreciate your kind comments on my blog, Stitches and Smudges. Melanie

  9. Beautiful - so effective Vicky and I love the warmth those colours add to your leafy backdrop. Great pencil work!

  10. Loving this stamp in these autumnal colours. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the fun at Uniko. Crafty Hugs Bev


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