Friday, 21 September 2018

Uniko Challenge #49 ........ Wonderful World

Happy Friday .......

This week has flown by ..... again!! Only 13 more Fridays to go ....... before Christmas!!!!

Nothing festive today though. It's getting very Autumnal here ..... my favourite season.  The leaves are beginning to fall, with a little help from the storms.  The temperatures are dropping, and the days are getting shorter. 

It's also time for the latest Uniko Challenge to get underway.   It's Challenge #49 and we have the perfect inspiration photo for you ........ just look at the colours in this .......

I've gone with the optional twist ..... and created a pretty Thank You card using lots of Autumn shades

I've used one my favourite Uniko stencils ..... Nature's Treasures II, along with Distress Inks to create my leaves .......

I simply placed the stencil onto a background made using PaperArtsy Infusions ....... if you read yesterdays post you'll know I have a few of these already prepared!

Infusions work a little like Brushos  ..... great for creating backgrounds.

I inked through the stencil using various shades of Distress Ink ....... Dried Marigold, Fossilised Amber, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge and just a touch of Aged Mahogany ....... building up the colour slowly.  I then splattered a little water over the top and mopped up the excess removing some of the ink with it.

I then stamped and heat embossed the large 'Thanks' from the Uniko All Occasion Sentiments #6 , and coloured it using the same Distress inks .......

Doesn't it look great embossed in the Rose Gold.
I cut the card to fit across the middle of the leaves and attached it using foam pads.
By the way, if you like a bargain ....... this stamp set is currently in the sale.

I finished off by adding a few coloured sequins here and there, before matting and layering using black and Kraft card to keep with the Autumn feel

I'm looking forward to seeing your take on this month's challenge.

Check out the Uniko Blog for all the challenge details, prizes and more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

It's this little man's birthday today ..... he's 8.  Happy Birthday Alex!!!
Here he is, leaving Grandma and Grandad's last night, with just a little something to start off the celebrations ......

We're off out this evening to his favourite Italian restaurant ........ Alessandro's.  His choice for his birthday tea ....... the big party is tomorrow.

Have a great weekend ..... I expect ours is going to be a busy one

Cheerio until next time .....


Julie B said...

Shut up, 13 weeks til Christmas, must admit to thinking of pressies when out shopping the other day!
Super card and HB to your Grandson too. :)

Jane said...

Just oozes Autumn Linda. Gorgeous and awesome card!

cm said...

Oh my goodness...Christmas is approaching more rapidly than I realized! YIKES!
Your card is lovely and rich with the pretty ink blends and whispers of gold!
Happy Birthday to your grandson! Hope his party is a blast!

Darnell said...

Happy Birthday to Alex! I can't believe he's 8!!! Linda, I love your beautiful leaf card! The design and colors are so rich and warm and perfect for fall!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

I agree with Jules ... enough already about the 13 weeks left until Christmas!! :) Haven't even thought about shopping or what to buy. The pressure is on! :)

LOVE this gorgeous autumn card Linda. The stencil is so pretty with the leave sponged in autumn colours with the splatters adding some visual texture. Gorgeous on that pink infusions background. xx

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card and I love the Autumnal colours.
Sounds like a busy weekend for you, hope Alex enjoyed his birthday treats.
13 Fridays to Christmas sounds more scary that 3 months, so I think I'll stick to months, but I'll watch your countdown!
Avril xx

Izzy Scrap said...

This card is gorgeous, Linda ! Love the infusions background, it really highlights beautifully the stencilled leaves. Gorgeous choice of colours too. Have a great week !

Lindsey said...

Great background with your Infusions (you've inspired me to get my Brushos out of the cupboard!) Lovely warming autumnal shades. xx