Autumn Leaves (Stampington’s Take Ten)

Hello
I have so much catching-up to do but instead of putting pressure on myself to schedule regular blog posts, I’ve realised that the sensible route is to ease myself in and see where it takes me.
I cannot explain why but 2017 found me not to be in cardmaking mode.  There I was, routinely submitting card collections to The Stampers’ Sampler and Take Ten and suddenly, the brakes were on.  It wasn’t a conscious decision on my part, just “one of those things” and it would be silly to force myself to make cards when the desire isn’t great at the moment.
I share that only because it meant that when I had cards published, it somehow meant more to me (if that were at all possible because I take no publication for granted).  I had a surprise in finding a wee card collection in Take Ten..  
Each card features a beautiful leaf stamp either from Red Lead Paperworks Autumn Beauty Leaves or Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp Wilderness or Leaves Stamp Set
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I had some pieces of handmade paper which I had been treasuring for a long time and it was really this paper which ultimately set me on the path to make this collection.
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With the pretty embedded petals, which I didn’t want to obscure, it worked perfectly with the Take Ten criteria of speedy cards as I didn’t need to concern myself with a background, other than some splatters.
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A stamped word and fragments of tree bark and suchlike were the only additions to each card.
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Autumn seems such a long way off in my corner of the world where there is still a Winter to battle through!!!
Wishes
Lynne

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gerrina
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 12:38:47

    Stamping on that beautifuk thick paper is always so great! The colours look so bright! Enjoy the weekend!

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  2. Diana Pisanelli
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 15:21:42

    Hi Lynn. I did see your cards and thought they were lovely – just perfect for autumn. I did appreciate that their simplicity enhanced the leaf image. Very nice!

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  3. corrinegilman
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 16:44:54

    Nice cards with the additions of the leaves and flower from nature. xox

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  4. denlillelade
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 20:48:35

    Dear Lynne, your cards are really taking me straight to Autumn days, with little wonders of golden leaves, floating through the mild winds, landing on the ground with a piece of dry bark- they are so beautifully lovely . xxx

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  5. thecobweboriumemporium
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 22:56:15

    Beautiful cards. Well done Lynne.

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  6. tracy745Tracy Evans
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 22:56:43

    Love the organic simplicity of this Lynne they are gorgeous. Tracy x

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  7. Kate's Scrap Yard
    Jan 19, 2018 @ 23:14:26

    The natural fibers in the card backgrounds are really amazing! They go perfectly with the leaves.

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  8. pearshapedchris
    Jan 20, 2018 @ 00:09:45

    Beautiful! Just love that texture too! Chrisx

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  9. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Jan 21, 2018 @ 23:18:12

    Such a beautiful collection of petite cards. The gorgeous handmade paper was the perfect choice for your leaf stamps. Lovely, Lynne! Sharon xx

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  10. Avril
    Jan 22, 2018 @ 07:56:16

    A beautiful set of cards Lynne. Hope you are well.
    Avril xx

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  11. Alison Hall
    Jan 22, 2018 @ 12:17:11

    Beautiful!!! xx

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  12. Jackie P Neal
    Jan 23, 2018 @ 14:17:13

    oh Lynne! these are absolutely wonderful!! I just love your organic style and how you make the simplest designs shine the brightest!
    love & hugs,Jackie xx

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  13. Christine Smith
    Jan 23, 2018 @ 19:21:41

    What a wonderfully gorgeous collection of cards with a lovely natural feel! xxx

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  14. acreativejourney24
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 06:16:09

    Truly beautiful cards. They totally convey the fall feeling and the handmade paper gives them a great look.

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