Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Collaged Stamping Background #1 - Autumn

Oct. 26-30, 2015
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Hi, Friends.....

I am here to share the first of two cards I made for this week's MFP Speedy Fox & Friends -  Collaged Stamping Challenge.  For this one, they asked us to make a background using collaged stamping for a patterned paper look.  I used a variety MFP stamp sets for my autumny background:  Halloween Selections,  Corn Ears, Nature's Brushstrokes, and Calendar.  Truly a collage!!!  :)  I stamped them on a scrap of apricot colored cardstock with several different colors of Distress Ink:  Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick, and Walnut Stain.  Then I heat embossed them with clear powder.  I sponged around with some more of the inks, also.  Then I dry embossed it with my Darice-Checkered folder.  Lastly I lightly dragged a sponge with more of the Walnut Stain ink over the embossed pattern to accentuate the squares a bit more.

I embellished it with: a thrift store leaf I rubbed with sparkly gold glitter glue, a glittery pumpkin from a dollar store pack, some thrift store striped ribbon, and, as an afterthought, stuck in a few sprigs of shiny gold leaf ribbon.  LOVE!!!!

Hope you like my card.  I have another one to post using the other piece of this same background.  So, stay tuned!!!  :)


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.   MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #282 - Collage Stamping
2.   Simon Says Stamp Word Card Making Day Challenge
3.   Stamped Blessing Amusing Challenge - Hello, Fall...
4.   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Autumn is in the Air
5.   The Male Room Challenge #20 - Autumn/Fall
6.   Crop Stop Linky Party #8 - Anything Goes with product that CS sells
(I used Distress Inks and a Darice Embossing Folder) 

7.   Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday Linky Party
8.   Craft Stamper October Take It Make It Challenge - Use one or more listed techniques
9.   One Crazy Stamper October Challenge - Christmas, Halloween, or Fall
10. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 - Fall
11. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
12. Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday - Use a stamp
13  Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #26 - It's the Great Pumpkin
14. Winnie & Walter WCMD Masterboard Background Challenge
15. Winnie & Walter WCMD Use Metallic/Gold Challenge

16. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #197 - Use Snippets


  1. Ooh hopping cats. What fun. Great card. Love the background you created. Hugz

  2. Beautiful Fall card! Love all of the shimmer and sparkle!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. Hello Janis! Love this beautiful collage work, so beautiful textures, great combo of Orange and gold, love the glittery elements too! Your cat is enjoying the autumn season too!

  4. Beautiful card; love the colors and embellishments you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  5. I love this background that you created! The colors are perfect for Fall! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

  6. What a fun collage card Janis, and a wonderful combination of different techniques, inks, and shiny, glittery embellishments too. I love how you combined all those MFP stamp sets for the perfect Fall greeting!

  7. I love the warm colours and all the glittering. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  8. Wonderful background Janis - and what warm and glittery colours you used too. Bet it took a lot of making!


    Di xx

  9. Hope pretty! The sparkles really bring some pop and color to this card. Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!

  10. A really beautiful card. What lovely colours. Barbxx

  11. Beautiful card Janis. Love all the glitter and the fall colors. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  12. Gorgeous rich colors so glad you entered at MFP SFF...........Lis

  13. Gorgeous colors on a beautiful project!

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  14. Oh wow! This has such lovely dimension, texture, sparkle and shimmer. It's fab. Thanks so much for playing along with our Autumn theme challenge at The Male Room!

  15. Hi Janis! This is just simply gorgeous and I just love the sparkle. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  16. Gorgeous Autumnal card .... love the added sparkle. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx


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