Monday, October 24, 2016


Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's Treat Bag/Box challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
that wonderful time of the year when Mother Nature shows off her colouring skills and transforms the leaves from green to wondrous shades of red orange and gold. I decided to decorate a Tim Holtz 6"x8" Burlap Panel...
and started off by applying a coat of Grit Paste
and while I waited for that to dry...I die cut lots of leaves using Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and Holiday Greens Thinlits...sprayed with various colours of Distress Spray Stains...scrunched them up a bit and finished off with a light spritz of Antique Bronze Distress Mica Spray...
I used the Birch and Pine and Leaf Prints stamp sets to create some interest on the background...
added some cheesecloth and the collage of leaves which I'd splattered with Picket Fence Distress Paint...
I used Letterpress and Wordplay die cuts to create the word "Autumn" and sanded them down a little to tone down the colour. I added Small Talk Stickers and a butterfly I found in one of Tim's Ephemera packs along with a memo pin.
Autumn has certainly arrived in my neck of the woods if the mountain of leaves piling up in the garden is anything to go by but no-one seems to have told the clematis...
or the Rudbekia who are still flowering their heads off...
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and our October Guest Designer Nikki. As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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I'm looking forward to seeing what you all create this week
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous colours, wonderful design Kath, I love warm golden colours, they always make me think of sitting in front of a glowing fire - hope you have a great week! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Oh WOW. What a super Autumn panel.
    Mother Nature seems to be getting rather confused - Mum's fuchsias have just put on a new spurt of growth.
    Toni xx

  3. Gorgeous canvas Kath, I love all of the background stamping, the colours are fabulous and the left arrangement and all of the details make for a stunning creation! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x
    p.s I added the link to your blog for ya ;-)

  4. Fabulous canvas Kath, love the textures and wonderful autumnal colours.
    Linda xxx

  5. Beautiful canvas, Kath! Love how you used the greens and oranges on this. Wonderful combination of textures and colors, and all of those fall leaves are gorgeous!! hugs, maura

  6. I forgot...totally love all those speckles of white you added - they really make it awesome!

  7. This is so pretty, Kath! I love the arrangement of leaves, gorgeous butterfly and amazing background.

    Cathie ♥

  8. LOVELY! I adore this project! Lovely colors, perfect textures and the boundle of leaves is just amazing. I love the burlap seems to be a frame to the rest of your project. The wodden letters are fabulous! Hugs, Marzena

  9. Hi Kath. Oh wow this is gorgeous!! I love it. The colours are so beautiful . You have such a wonderful talent. Have a good week. Hugs. Jan.x

  10. So pretty as always Kath every detail added brings your creations alive!! lovely photos too autumn is well and truly amongst us take care xx

  11. UBER gorgeous! Oh those leaves! LOVE every detail!

  12. Love the texture, Kath! Awesome design! By the way your garden looks FAB!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Oh WOW,You have truly captured Autumn in all her Glory.Those leaves are just Beautiful.I am a Huge fan of Autumn it's my favourite Season by far.This is just Magic.Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy.xxxx

  14. This is such a beautiful piece! I love how it brought to mind so many happy memories of Autumn. As always, you are a Queen of Texture and so skilled at combining random elements cohesively and stylishly!

  15. Gorgeous panel! It's absolutely perfect! Colors are so warm and the design is fantastic! Barbara

  16. A really beautiful panel, full of texture and detail which has captured a real feel of Autumn so well! Really gorgeous Kath and thanks for sharing your garden too, it's FAB! Hugs xxx

  17. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. I love the all the beautiful embellishments and details of Autumn. Great inspiration! :)


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hugs Kath xxx