Country View Crafts are now holding their challenges on a dedicated Facebook group rather than their blog. October is the first challenge on the group and has a theme of "Autumn Magic". This is my challenge entry.
I started by using a gel plate background. using a 4" round gel plate with Lavinia "Sundance" and "Olive" Element inks. I splattered water droplets across the surface of the gel print which bleached the area where the droplets were and dabbed dry with a piece of kitchen roll and then used my heat gun to completely dry the surface.
I ran an anti-static bag over the surface of the card before stamping the leaf over the gel print. The leaf is part of a Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous cling stamp set called "Pressed Foliage - CMS376". I stamped in Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink, then coated the stamping with Wow! Embossing "Metallic Rich Gold" embossing powder and heat set with the heat gun.
I used assorted gel pens and two Derwent Inktense pencils to add colour to the leaf area. I also added gold dots to the gel plate area too.
In the background, I used two Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous stencils. I used Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink through the "Stripes Layering Stencil - THS004" and "Rusty Hinge" Distress Ink through the "Dot Layering stencil - THS006".
I inked the edge of the card using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink and then added some gold gel pen too.
I mounted the card on to a piece of brown card, then on to a white card blank. Finally, I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Small Talk" sentiment sticker.