Monday, 28 October 2019

The rustling of leaves

Good morning I am here today with my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image and today I am excited to share my very first make with one of their brand new stamp sets;
This is a beautiful set and the moment I saw it I thought of making a wall hanging.  In the last few days I have witnessed the  changing colours of the leaves all around me and these also inspired my make.
On my walks to see my Dino Ducks (Egyptian Geese) I have been amazed to see how every few days the colours turn. If you say "autumn leaves" to someone I am sure most would think of dry brown leaves and indeed I remember them as just being golden and brown as a child. As our autumns are getting later and warmer we are beginning to see the colours which countries like America have always witnessed. Apparently because the leaves stay on the trees longer the sugars are activated by the sun and cause these colour changes. Only when the much colder weather arrives will they fall to the floor.
I took a few photos of my favourites, this is a pin oak.
There is nothing like seeing the leaves against a clear blue sky.
I also loved this autumnal flower display I saw.
So fired with all these colours in my head I started making  some inky backgrounds and got ready to make my leaves. This one was made with distress sprays; candied apple, pine needles, mowed lawn and some splashes of tarnished brass.
I got out my trusty A tale of 2 cities and used some book pages. I added some gold embossing powder to some of the leaves.
I also stamped some onto plain card and added candied apple, gathered twigs and carved pumpkin orange distress ink.
I stamped and die cut the sentiment and added ink.
Finally I splattered on some tarnished brass ink with a brush
For the hanger I die cut some card using my largest circle die then drew round a larger plate and cut that out. I added some ink.
I suspended the sentiment inside using red gold edged thin satin ribbon.
Then I played with the placement of my leaves and put everything together and attached a twine hanger.
Here is my finished wall hanging.

I also photographed it on the back of a white door

with some close ups to show the detail in the leaves

and one last shot

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #364
Moving along with the time 2/3 rich autumn colours
Crafty calendar autumn colours/Halloween
CRAFT 1/3 Halloween/thanksgiving/firework night my wallhanging is going to be hung in my studio to remind me of all the wonderful colours of autumn and be thankful for them.
Simon says stamp Wednesday fall/autumn colours
The house that stamps built anything goes
Through the craft room door 1/3 anything goes
Stamping sensations 1/3 Trees/leaves and or autumn
Allsorts 2/3 make your own background, no DPs

Remember that there is still a FREE shipping option on pre release ordering of the new stamps with the code; Autumn but you need to be quick as it ends very soon. Check it out here

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.

This really is a wonderful new release and I am having such fun with them. I will be sharing more of my makes very soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A really beautiful Autumnal wreath Jane, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Your wreath is absolutely amazing Jane ... I love it, so beautiful!! 🍁 🍁 🍁
    Have a great week my friend,
    V x

  3. Wow Jane this is beautiful. I love the colours and your final piece with its lovely sentiment to finish it off. Today we have the blue sky here and our first frost of the season...the sun is shining and the leaves are as you describe.Up till now the leaves have just been a soggy mess here!xx

  4. A beautiful project Jane. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month!

  5. Really a beatiful creation. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

  6. I LOVE your gorgeous wreath, Jane! The text in them makes them really special! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Gorgeous wreath Jane and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  8. Wow, this looks fab, thank you for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

  9. That wreath is fabulous!!
    *H*A*P*P*Y* *H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. Beautiful and what a great idea with these stamps too.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  11. What an amazing finish to your project! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  12. This is beautiful!! I love the colors of Autumn leaves and this is a fabulous way to remind yourself of their beauty! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  13. Your wreath is downright beautiful! I love the colours and the newsprint behind it. I am so lucky to see such beautiful colours from the yellows to vibrant oranges and reds

  14. Fabulous autumnal wreath Jane. The colours are simply stunning!

    Thank you for joining our MAWTT Challenge and good luck with your entry


  15. Gosh Jane, this really is fabulous! As someone else has said, stamping the leaves onto the pages of a book is a brilliant idea. I love it!




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