Autumn Flowers With Debby Hughes

by Debby

Altenew Blissful Bud Debby Hughes 1

Autumn Flowers

Hi Debby here today with a take on how to stretch our beautiful flower stamps from the spring and summer in to the autumn. Don't get me wrong, I don't want for the weather to change just yet but it's always good to work ahead slightly. Flowers bring me great joy; I love to photograph them, paint them and stamp them so in my opinion the longer I can use flowers on a card the better.

Altenew Blissful Bud Debby Hughes 2

Ink Swatches

Recently I took the time to swatch out my inks and having all the lovely rainbow of colours in front of me got me thinking of colour schemes that I can use to take my flower stamps through in to the autumn months. If you avoid the fresh greens and bright colours and instead go for a more muted palette then I think you can stretch your flower stamps that bit further.

I chose a colour scheme of Perfect Peach, Rouge and Grapvine for the flowers from the Blissful Bud set along with Evening Gray and Lava Rock for the leaves. I stamped out three of each on white card and trimmed them out with scissors. There is a matching die set for Blissful Bud though.

Altenew Blissful Bud Debby Hughes 3

I used a glue pen and copper guilding flakes to add highlights to the flowers and leaves and also to add copper splatters to a white panel of card. Then I stamped a sentiment from the Blissful Bud set in black ink and grouped the florals together, adhering them with foam adhesive. I mounted the panel to a Pale Gray card base and then as a final touch added some shiny droplets.

I love how the peachy colours combined with the warm greys and copper give an autumnal feel to a stamp set you would normally associate with other seasons.

Thanks for joining me today and I'll see you next time :DAltenewfooter

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Tara Prince July 31, 2017 - 10:16

Such a beautiful card!!

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Michele F July 31, 2017 - 10:18

This beauty ‘leaves’ me swooning! LOve the Altenew greys for my own leaves, too! Gorgeous way to bring the blooms into the Autumn season!
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Patricia Higgins July 31, 2017 - 10:37

Gorgeous…both design and colours! Thank you for the inspiration!

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Marjorie DUMONTIER July 31, 2017 - 10:41

Beautiful and very delicate card !

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Jean Marmo July 31, 2017 - 10:47

So prettY!

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Celeste Goff July 31, 2017 - 10:48

Beautiful card!!!

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Linda B July 31, 2017 - 10:54

Your color selections are perfect for fall!

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Laura P. July 31, 2017 - 10:55

Very pretty, Debby! These colors would be so nice for a wedding. Love the copper flakes!

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Valerie Breingan July 31, 2017 - 10:57

Absolutely stunning.Such a great switch in season.This is stunning and the copper really pops it.

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Kim M Jacobs July 31, 2017 - 11:39

Gorgeous! love the gray leaves I had never though of that. Thanx for the inspiration

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June Fletcher July 31, 2017 - 11:46

A very beautiful card

Thank you for sharing

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Anne Sturgeon July 31, 2017 - 12:05

Beautifully done. It’s hard to leave summer behind, but I do adore the autumn colors.

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Billie A July 31, 2017 - 12:07

Beautiful!!!!!!

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Patricia Wilson July 31, 2017 - 13:03

So pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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Barb macaskill July 31, 2017 - 13:48

What a stunning color palette! I love how you have changed up the colors and made theses flowers even lovelier and more versatile than before this tip!
Breathtaking and gorgeous! TFS!

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Shelly July 31, 2017 - 14:09

This is so pretty! Love the colors!

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Sharon Mattingly July 31, 2017 - 14:09

Such a pretty color combo! Love the softness.

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Helen July 31, 2017 - 19:37

Debbie, this card is so lovely. The touch of coloring with the neutrals is exquisite. Thanks for sharing this.

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Marsha D August 1, 2017 - 00:43

Beautiful! Love the colors and the leaves off the base.

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Susan B August 1, 2017 - 05:20

Just love the colourway and that little touch of copper/ rose gold adds another dimension, beautiful x

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BunnyD August 1, 2017 - 10:14

What a stunning card Debbie! It looks like a Protea flower. Very tropical!

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Sheryl Menke August 1, 2017 - 11:46

What a beautiful Card Debbie…Love fall, just not quite ready yet, but this gets me in the mood. Thank you

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Debs August 1, 2017 - 14:30

Delicate and lovely.

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