One of the few things I like about autumn is the changing colours of the leaves and much as I really am a bit of an arachnophobic I love the magical look of spiders webs after the heavy dew or rain that only really happens in autumn.
I used these lovely leaves from poppy stamps leaf collage, I love the stitching detail on them and coloured them with a mix of autumnal colours and green to simulate the early autumn changes. I used clear drops to simulate water drops from dew or rain.
I used this card by Olga from building your world as my inspiration she makes some of the most beautiful cards and when I grow up I want to make cards just like her.
I used poppystamps fine spiders webs cut in vellum and more clear drops added . I used the die cut negative from the leaf collage as a stencil and used the same distress inks to stencil leaves to the base card front.
I cut 2 frames slightly smaller than the card and attached the webs randomly to the front of the card. I added the frames and then randomly placed the leaves overlapping the webs so it looked as if they were suspended from the leaves and filled the frame space. I trimmed any bits of leaves that poked out under the frame edge. I finished my card by adding a poppy stamps spider coloured in black promarker and used a black pearl for its body.
I haven't yet decided which orientation to use the card on ,I think it looks just as good portrait or landscape and haven't added a sentiment as yet either, think it would make a nice male birthday card or retirement card or just a hello or thank you.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
My time to craft - stitching real or faux
Fab and funky - go outside
Fairytale challenge - falling leaves
city crafter - turning a new leaf
Make my monday - autumn colours
come and get it - lots of layers
IDIC - anything for fall
the paper girls - nature
left of centre -4 legged creature
(hope 8 legs will do)
crafty cardmakers - autumn