Monday 7 October 2013

Playing with Blueprints...again x

Well for Today's make I have again played with my much loved Blueprint stamps, I love how these can be used for so many versatile ways and the blueprint lines can be chopped off to create almost another eh?

So here is my Autumn coloured make using Halloween Blueprints 2:

And if you are interested here is the same stamp used with all the blueprint lines in my make here .

So I started by embossing the frame using a texture fade which has a great frame for holding an image and can be used sideways of so the oval runs top to bottom. To house my pumpkin I twisted this and embossed so the frame goes across the card.

I inked the card with an autumnal mix of Distress inks using  spiced marmalade, fired brick,peeled paint and aged mahogany. After a bit of spritzing with water, and drying, I swiped over the frame with walnut stain Distress ink and then treasure gold in whitefire.

For the flowers I cut some flowers and leaves from the tattered floral and tattered leaves dies and then inked and spritzed with water when dry I shaped and curled. I added a small rusty bell to the centre, but all sorts of things look great for the centre. I also spritzed them with a mini mister full of peeled paint re-inker and water.

Now onto the pumpkin, I love colouring my blueprints using Distress markers and a waterbrush, but wanted to show if you don't own these you can still colour them in other ways. For this pumpkin I smooshed some ripe persimmon and spiced marmalade Distress stain onto my craft sheet and dipped some cardstock in and dried and repeated until happy. Then stamped on my pumpkin ( Halloween Blueprints 2 ) in archival ink.

To complete I added a sentiment from the ever so useful simple sayings set.

Well hope you like my Autumnal make and I will be back later in the month x

have a fun and inky day
Trace x


  1. Rich colours and textures and so beautiful Trace.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Super make. So love the stamp and thanks for the details of how you created this oh and akso the stamp details! really rich seasonal colours xx

  3. Beautiful Trace. I can almost hear those leaves crunch from here, and the pumpkin is so pretty. Jenny x

  4. It looks great! Love the rusty bell and the colours are perfectly like I saw some fallen leaves yesterday! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. Wow! I love this so much! The colours are amazing and the tattered leaves die and the pumpkin work so well. A truly beautiful make, Trace. It really evokes my favourite season and makes me wish it could stay autumn all year! Julie Ann xxx

  6. Love it! Thanks for showing an alternative to color an image!

  7. Absolutely stunning! What a wonderful creation!!! Love what you did with the stamp but I have to say my absolute favourite bit is how the flowers and leaves had turned out!!

  8. gorgeous make - wonderful colours xx

  9. Magnificent creation Trace. I love the colours and the textures you have chosen for this piece. Looks Fabulous. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. A great way to use this blueprint stamp - love the colours ond the leaves and background.

  11. Beautiful colors and I do love your flowers!

  12. Love this and the flowers and leaves are fab
    Hilary x

  13. That is beautiful.

  14. Stunning Halloween make could also be used in Cinderella too x

    Love the way you have used the texture fade and the pumpkin stamp is amazing.

    Wonderful autumnal colours.

    TFS Annie x

  15. Beautiful piece. I love the soft autumnal colours. Wonderful leaves and florals too. So love that little rusty bell there!

  16. Fabulous colours, and like Julia I love the little bell! Also love that embossed frame - looks so great.
    Alison x