Monday 27 October 2008

DCM Challenge - Forever Autumn

The DCM Challenge this week is:

Forever Autumn.

I decided on this one after hearing the Justin Haywood song of the same name playing on the radio. I couldn’t get it out of my mind and kept singing it as I was working.

So now I’m daring you to make a card that depicts Autumn.

It can be an Autumn scene or it can be something completely different but using a palette of Autumn colours……the choice is yours!

I must be getting old as I've never heard of Justin Haywood nor the song, but still joined in on the challenge!

The backing papers are all scraps I had lying around and I've used my new Martha Stewart punch for the edges. A ribbon threading punch has been used across the top of the card to give it some balance, the flowers have been layered with brad centres to keep them together. And the Tilda image is the one I used on my watercolouring tutorial a few days ago - I've glittered her wings to complete it.

I don't usually use this colour combination but it is a colour I love (have a very bright fluffy jumper in orange (and I mean orange!) that I used to wear years ago but can't bear to let it go!)

  • Backing papers: Scraps of plain card and paper from my stash
  • Image: Tilda, coloured with watercolour paints and pencils
  • Flowers: Prima Esprit orange and yellow flowers
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Brads: Making Memories


  1. You’re not the one getting old Ruth, the song was recorded in 1978 so you were still a baby. You can listen to it here if you feel inclined.

    Your card is really cute and I love the way you’ve water coloured Tilda, perfect colours for the dare!
    The punching detail is great and the Primas just finish your card off so well.

  2. Very pretty card with a lovely autumn feel.

  3. Fabby card Ruth. Don't you just love that punch? It's my new fave! hehe

  4. Nothing wrong with wearing a bit of colour :)

  5. Those orangey shades look gorgeous. Isn't it a shame we don't use them more often?
    Lovely card


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