Sunday, 1 October 2017

Country View Challenges - Mixed Media With Autumnal Hues

This month Rachel has chosen the topic of Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues.  Perfect for this time of year - the leaves are certainly changing colour and I love looking at the different tones.

For my first project this month I created a card:

I started off by putting together PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints that reminded me of Autumn.

How fabulous do these colours look!!

These were then brayered onto a sheet or card and a separate scrap sheet of card. Once dry (and these paints dry very quickly), I die cut a variety of Wildflowers from the Tim Holtz Wildflowers Set 1 and Set 2.

I also die cut the wildflowers into black card.

I went back to the separate card that I had brayered and added background stamping using Sara Naumann stamps.

I then played around with the die cuts on to the card until I was happy - then glued them down.

To finish, I added a quote from the PaperArtsy Alison Bomber stamps, and scribbled a border around the edge.

I really hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month.  Don't forget that you can be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher to spend at Country View Crafts.

Make sure you pop over to see the entries from the rest of the design team.

I am also entering this into the Vintage Journey challenge - Crazy for Autumn Colour.

Thanks for joining me.....


  1. Great make Miriam! I have had my eye on the Wildflowers dies since they came out, you're putting temptation in my way again... xx

  2. Beautiful make Miriam - gorgeous colours and lovely to see the line up of paints that you used! Gorgeous quote from alisons stamps too! And those lovely wildflowers - beautiful! Hugs rachel x

  3. A lovely card Miriam..the wildflowers in black give a great shadow too x

  4. This is beautiful Miriam, that quote finishes it off perfectly xx

  5. This is beautiful, Miriam!!! Alison's quote is just perfect with your autumnal card!!! xx

  6. Lovely card, the pretty autumnal colours look amazing applied with the brayer 😁. Wishing you a Happy October! J 😊

  7. Beautiful card, Miriam! Love the diecut flowers!
    Hugs Evelyn

  8. This is wonderful Miriam, I love your colour choice, looks very modern! Xx

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the silhouette of the flowers. This is one of my fave dies and I am itching to use mine right now :) Thank you for the inspiration! xo Cheetarah (via CVC)

  10. Great background and beautiful arrangement of wildflowers, very artsy! Hugs, Autumn

  11. This is a seriously lovely card. I adore how you've used the flowers. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

  12. Gorgeous warming colours Miriam, I love how you arranged the wildflowers and the quote is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  13. Love that brayered background and the layered wildflowers - lovely words too!! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  14. Fantastic background and I love the layers of the wildflower dies Miriam x So nice to have you on board with us at A Vintage Journey this month
    Best wishes
    Annie x