Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Collaged Stamping Background #2 - Autumn, too

A kitty enjoying its "camo time of year".
In our family, we talk about a cat's "camo time of year".....probably because we have so many cats that can hide in plain sight outside!  Autumn is that time of year for cats who are orange tabbies, and tortoiseshells.  I have 3 in this autumn camo category: orange striped and white Chaienne (Shy-Cat) who is my blog logo cat, Alexander who is orange tabby, and Andale who is a torty.  Some cats have a "camo time of day" like our black Othello at night, or our gray Ivan at dusk.

Oct. 26-30, 2015
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden

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Hi, Friends.....

I am back with my second of two cards for this week's MFP Speedy Fox & Friends -  Collaged Stamping Challenge.  You can see my first card here and get an explanation for how I made the background, using a variety of Mark's Finest Papers stamp sets:  Halloween Selections,  Corn Ears, Nature's Brushstrokes, and Calendar.  I still had a couple pieces of it leftover, so I made a second card and teamed it with a scrap of patterned cardstock that I had dry embossed with my Darice - Interlocking Circles folder and sponged gently with Distress Inks to bring out the texture.

I embellished it with burlap ribbon, leaves punched from scraps of patterned paper with added glitter glue for the veins, some punchinella and a big shimmery orange bow.  (Someone sent this delicious ribbon to me and I regret that I lost track of who it was.  I only have a short scrap of it left after using it on several cards, now....alas!)

See the shimmer in this angled photo???  LOVE!!!!  I also really like the almost monochromatic look this card has with the blends of oranges and warm tans.  I love the "forest floor" look with that scattered collage of fallen needles, leaves, and twigs littering the ground.  This is sort of what my card reminds me of.  

Hope you have enjoyed my card.  Autumn cards are some of my favorites to make!!  Thank you for your amazing and encouraging comments!!!


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 World Card Making Day Challenge
3.   Stamped Blessing Amusing Challenge - Hello, Fall...
4.   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Autumn is in the Air
5.   Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #197 - Use Snippets
6.   Craft Stamper October Take It Make It Challenge - Use one or more listed techniques
7.   One Crazy Stamper October Challenge - Christmas, Halloween, or Fall

8.   Simply Create Too Challenge #95 - Autumn Splendor
9.   Crop Stop Linky Party #8 - Anything Goes with product that CS sells
(I used Distress Inks and a Darice Embossing Folder)

10.  Try it on Tuesday - Autumn
11   Mod Squad Challenge - Get Your "Fall" On
12. Winnie & Walter WCMD Masterboard Background Challenge
13. Winnie & Walter WCMD Use Metallic/Gold Challenge


  1. I love your observations on camo cats and find myself wondering if you also have a white cat, who (of course) would celebrate the middle of winter as his/her special camo time of year. Since we pretty much lack any dramatic change of seasonal foliage here in the Bay Area of California, my cats were always easy to spot, except when they hid under the deck or bed! Now, enough chatter about cats and on to your yummy card. This combination of textures and technique make for a really wonderful fall design. The warm colors and organic look of burlap, leaves and distressing make me think of sipping hot cider in front of a wood fire, and then you mix it up with shine and glimmer! Simply exquisite!!

    1. You are so right about a white cat's camo time of year being in the snowy brightness of winter. I hold the line on not having any cats with white ears, though, because our summer sun is so intense white ears get blistering sunburns. Interestingly, our gray and white cats are camo'd in the winter, too. They blend in perfectly with the snow and shadow landscape!


  2. Very pretty; love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  3. This is just stunning! VERY lovely Fall cards! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!

  4. Another fab creation with all stunning textures, fall leaves and luscious bow with shimmer! Love it!

  5. Wow Janis, such a rich and beautiful card! Loads of detail here - right down to the small stamped corn ears to those beautiful leaves and the fabulous bow! Wonderful and so totally Autumn!


    Di xx

  6. Hi Janis, Your card caught my eye on Pixie's blog. It's absolutely stunning. Barbxx

  7. Janis, your card is gorgeous. Love all the colors and textures you used. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  8. Swoon! Love all of the elements that you added to create so much texture. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad this week.

  9. Stunning, the colours look amazing!!!

  10. Congrats on your win over at my place LOL. It will be in the post soon. Thanks for visiting Rubber Dance Stamps. Good luck in the draw for the new stamps. Love the autumn colours and the lovely textures. Looking forward to joining your cat lovers hop. Hugz

  11. Beautiful card! I love the gold and orange together and the texture is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. This one excels it is super gorgeous Your entry at MFP
    SFF is a treat.............Lis

  13. Another beauty!

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

  14. Another great fall card! I love the orange colours! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

  15. Lovely card with amazing colours and beautiful leaves. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar

  16. Beautiful card with terrific golours

    Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. Gorgeous card. I love the rich Autumn colours. xx

  18. Super autumnal card. No wonder it got picked by Di for showcasing in the Playground.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  19. Fabulous card - I love the colours and texture! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  20. Very pretty! I love the embossing. It catches the light so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your project with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  21. Beautiful, rich tones you've used. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

  22. Another beautiful card ..... gorgeous colours! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx


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