An Ode to Autumn

Hi there! We hope Monday has been gentle with. you!

We are kicking off another week of fantastic inspiration with an amazing card by Jane Tyrrell…

Now that we have reached December, autumn is fading fast and winter really is just around the corner. Darkness arrives by late afternoon and the temperature is dropping like a stone.

Autumn 2017 really has been quite exceptional here in the south of England. Warmer that normal temperatures and lots of sunshine kept the leaves on the trees and turned them into every fiery shade of gold, red and orange you could imagine. These have really fuelled my crafting muse and I thought I would share an autumnal nature photo as a last ode to autumn.

Today is also my Monday inspiration for Visible Image and I decided to make an autumn sprite to say goodbye to this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

I used distress oxide inks and the wonderful Face it! stamp set..

I added masking fluid to keep her eyes white and then built up the inks using the wrinkle free technique.

I then used the Stencil to create her face by blending some more inks.

I removed the masking fluid and coloured her eyes and lips. I added some die cut cobwebs

and leaves which were stamped with script from the Scripted Streets set. I gave some extra crackle too.

I also added details to her face from the Create it set.

The sentiment is from the Imperfection is Beauty set.

Meet my autumn sprite…

she is saying a fond farewell to autumn 2017.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, especially at this very busy time of the year….are you ready?

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x

This is just stunning Jane! Love all the autumnal detail, your sprite is fabulous!! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

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