Thursday, 27 October 2011

Sunday Stamper. Week 177 - Forever Autumn.

Forever Autumn.
Help! I wanted to kick start my mojo and so I have brought the new Tim Holtz die of the pine cone. Then I thought it would look good on an Autumn card for the sunday Stamper challenge. After half a dozen aborted tries I managed to make two that could resemble pine cones! (OK. So they may to a blind hedgehog in a paper bag).  Can someone out there share their tips for making these? Is there a Tim video on it I have missed? Thanks!
Sunday Stamper
I also used my recent aquisition of the limited edition Autumn ink pads from Tim - mixing them in  with an assortment of his other colours. The Large leaves are from the tattered leaves die which were splodged in any ink I had left on the mat after colouring the layers of card. The sentiment is from Elusive images Autumn set and I used another on shrink plastic under the cones. The backberry is made from glass beads on a small base.  I drew some veins on the leaves with a sakura pen.
I have to say the cones are giving me hysterics, they so don't look right. Mind you I couldn't make a rose until Hels (she of the sunday Stamper fame!) showed me the right way. I put it down to my age - as you do!


  1. Well I think your card is fabulous , love the autumnal colours . Glad you are back to creating. Tracy x

  2. Oh this is gorgeous and I am very jealous... I need that pine cone... mind you, I have the 3d rose Sizzix and that looks like nowt on Earth rofl... thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper and am chuffed your Mojo is home safely xx

  3. That's a wonderful autumnal creation, love the colors and the elements.

  4. Thanks for your comment. Love the colours and that sentiment. I saw that pinecone die and wondered how it worked. Your's looks good!!

  5. Hello Barb,

    Glad you are back to creating ~ I love the colours and the verse is very apt. Looking forward to seeing more of your fab tags and cards ~ you clever thing. I'm a bit worried about blind hedgehogs in paper bags though ~ lol! Happy stamping, have a good weekend and see you on Tuesday ~ love Haizi xx

  6. me again... just to let you know... Sir Tim of Holtz has a YouTube vid on how to do the pinecone... hope it helps you cos even watching that whilst trying to put the cones together still has mine looking like something Alfie dragged in rofl xx