Tuesday 18 October 2011

Nature Walk and Autumn Days

You may have noticed I'm deep, deep into autumn here and although I have heaps of cards to show you that I've made with new sets, I really want to post this card before autumn slips away and winter takes over - which isn't going to be long if reports are true!

This card features the lovely bird from Nature Walk that I couldn't stop using all summer. Well, there's no need to stop using it - I've put the buddleia away and brought out the autumn foliage from my Autumn Days set. It really changes the whole feel of it! The main panel was sponged using torn paper as a mask, then overstamped. I scored the edges for a bit of definition and mounted it on background paper from the Neutrals Patterns designer paper stack.

Some of the foliage was cut out to make this embellishment. I laid it down on the panel where I wanted it, put a length of linen thread on top, stapled it all to the card stock and tied the linen thread in a bow. The panel was then attached to the card front.

And I thought you might like to see my experimental bird - he's been coloured using the fine end of my markers in a sort of scribbling motion. I quite like the result - he looks sort of sketched in. I've become very attached to this little bird so you'll probably find him popping up in a winter snow scene at some stage too!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Autumn Days, Nature Walk
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, paper snips, linen thread, Neutrals Patterns designer paper stack
You're more than welcome to buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

In case you're wondering, I did have my hair cut yesterday and it looked rather swish when Jackie, my lovely hairdresser, had finished with it. But sadly, by the time I'd done the school run in a gale force wind, I looked like a comedy act so I didn't bother with a photo (although, with hindsight, you probably could have done with a laugh!)

I'm so pleased to welcome my new followers - thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I hope you find inspiration here and come back to visit often. 

I'll be back tomorrow with something completely different!
Hope to see you then,


  1. you have such a knack with those sponged backgrounds and the foliage in the foreground. i just love how you have done this, vicki.
    thanks for sharing.
    enjoy your new hair!
    marty ferraro

  2. Well Vicky, in my book you are the ultimate master of sponging backgrounds and fussy cutting. Whenever I see a card you've made like this, I'm slack-jawed and don't know quite what to say. I wish I was brave enough to try some of things I've learned by visiting your blog. I will some day after I have loads of practice!

  3. Beautiful! I love how you've scored around the edges of the main panel, and added those darling embellishments of fussy-cut foliage. Your cards are always beautifully finished (even if your hair's not, LOL).

  4. Absoluely gorgeosu card Vicky
    I never think of any better superlatives, sorry!

    m x

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  6. Another stunning card Vicky! Love the scene you've created and the rich autumnal colours are amazing!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x

  7. Hello Vicky

    Another amazing and gorgeous card. I love your sponged backgrounds. I've never been brave enough to try this - maybe I should give this a go. Your foilage embellishments are stunning.


  8. Hello Vicky,
    thank you for showing us so many ways of using our SU stamp sets; you are such an inspiration ! Especially like the bird, must have a go at that technique !
    Hugs Jane x

  9. This little chap is so versatile isn't he? I'm now a toatl convert to the sponged background

  10. Gorgeous autumnal card.

    Hugs, Sandra

  11. Hi Vicky
    Another stunner....really gorgeous ....was waiting to see your new HAIRSTYLE.......

  12. I really like the 3d effect with the cut out foliage and then tied. Cute little birdie. I think we are going straight to winter now!

  13. Your beautiful bird looks perfectly at home with the Autumn Days!

  14. What a gorgeous card - jaw-dropping actually.

  15. Lovely card Vicky and I love how you've done the embellishment in the corner
    M x

  16. another great card, Vicky. I like the bow a lot, its a gorgeous detail. Have a great day, Janna

  17. Another stunner Vicky. You are so good at these sort of cards, in fact I`d say they are unique Vicky cards.
    Lynne xxx

  18. This is stunning-that bird looks gorgeous.I'm looking forward to seeing what else you do with him!Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog.

  19. Wow! That is a stunning card, Vicky! I love it. reminds me of a meadow pipit I watched in the summer

  20. Vicky this card is just stunning , your techniques are amazing and this card should definitely be framed it would look so pretty. The scribbling technique is perfect another thing I must try out.


  21. Another wow wow wow card Luv Sue x


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