Friday, 30 September 2016

Autumn Birthday Wishes For You........


Good morning!

Let me introduce you to an Autumnal friend - "Fleabag" the hedgehog - isn't he just fabulous!!!!?

This has to be one of my all time favourite stamps, it's from Polyanna Pickering.

Well, the summer has gone and the Autumn has set in so it is time to get Fleabag back out of his storage box!

I took some photo's along the way so shall we take a journey?


I started with (unusual for me) a cream piece of card stock.  Can you guess the first stamp that was used??????.............

Yes, it's the leaf on Fleabags' head.  I masked that off with masking fluid and then stamped Fleabag himself and masked him off too.

Then one by one, stamped out the lovely leaves (Inkylicious) and masked those to allow for others to fall behind them.  Painted them in with distress inks and masked them all over.


Now, I always have an idea in my head of where I'm going with a piece of artwork but I wasn't sure just how I was going to get there with this one!  I knew that I wanted the effect of wood or bark behind Fleabag and only had an embossing folder with that effect on it so in "good old fashioned Leanne style" I embossed a piece of funky foam.........can you see where I'm going with this???.....


Yes! You've got it! I wiped my distress ink pad down it and used it as a rubber (or rather "foam" stamp!!!!!).  PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!


I rubbed away all of the masking fluid and added a highlight of paint here and there and added a bit of darkness underneath Fleabag so that he wasn't floating so much.  Added the sentiment "Autumn Birthday Wishes For You".

Matted and layered.

I think he's happy there amongst the leaves.......don't you?

Very happy with this card, very happy indeed.

I would like to enter this in to the Cards In Envy challenge - Goodbye Summer, Hello FALL!.

The Male Room - Leaves / Trees.

Creative Corner Challenges - Autumn.

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Autumnal Colours.
Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx







12 comments:

  1. Love this Leanne! Masking is a great way to create a scene and you have nailed this!!!
    Dot x

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    1. Thanks Dot, you made me smile!
      Leanne x

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  2. This is fabulous Leanne. You've masked your little Hedgehog and leaves off perfectly and what an amazing Autumnal palette. Your little Fleabag is so cute and so realistic, so I can why he's one of your favourite stamps. This card would fit in perfectly with our challenge this month over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Enjoy your weekend, Sandra X

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    1. Once again Sandra, what lovely kind comments you have made for me - thank you sooooo much! I have entered it in to the FSC for this month! Enjoy your weekend also, I'll be a bit sad as I take my daughter up to Durham Uni on Sunday:(
      Leanne xx

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    2. Leanne, you gave her wings so she could fly, and she's just about to. Just know that you've done an amazing job as a Mum :) X

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    3. How grateful I am for kind words Sandra, I shall hold this lovely thought close to my heart - thank you,
      Leanne xx

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  3. Great!! Beautiful autumn card

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    1. Thank you Dora, have a lovely weekend,
      Leanne x

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  4. What a wonderful card! Fleabag is adorable and I can see why he's a favourite! Love the depth you've created with the leaves and all the texture with the woodgrain. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

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  5. OMG Leanne this is one adorable make. Mr Fleabag is on my 'urgent I want it list'. The cutest stamp I have seen for a long time and what you have done with him is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  6. A beautiful Autumnal card Leanne and so sweet with the hedgie tucked in the middle. Many thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    B x

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