Thursday, 8 September 2016

Autumnal trees

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Individuals and the theme is CAS.
I chose a tree stamp (CI-429)for my cards and my new Kaleidacolour inkpad.

I tried 2 versions using the same stamp: first by inking the stamp with the multi-colour ink on glossy cardstock:

and the second by stamping in black over a brayered background:

The sentiments are from the CI-209 stamp set.

I'm not sure which version I prefer but let me know what your favourite is!
Thanks for coming by,
Also entering the SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday and That's Crafty challenges.


  1. Stunning colours! My favourite is the second one I think. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge this month. Jean x

  2. wow, both are so beautiful! I can't quite pick a favorite!!! LOL Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Stamp It” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  3. Another pair of really lovely creations Christine, can never go wrong with trees and Autumnal colours.

    B x

  4. Both are fantastic and both so different just by using different colours and backgrounds. Very inspiring

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. I really like both of them. The first one is so beautifully clean and simple and the blending on the second one is fabulous. I periodically try to use my brayer but I end up throwing so much card away, so I tend to stick with my Ink Dusters. If I had to choose a favourite, mine would be the second as it is right up my street. Sandra X

  6. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the bold, bright fall colors. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  7. Gorgeous cards, love them both, so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. They're both lovely - the sunset on the second looks amazing, but it's the colourful stamping which really makes my heart sing - the trees look so stunning in that version.
    Alison x

  9. I love your variegated ink colors! Gorgeous cards! Hugs, Autumn

  10. Deux super cartes Christine, même si moi aussi je crois que je préfère la seconde - vraiment étonnante au premier abord, quelles belles couleurs!!!! - mais quoique, la première plus douce est bien jolie aussi... :)
    Bref, je ne sais plus trop quand je passe de l'une à l'autre et vice-versa !! lol.
    Bravo pour ces chouettes participations en tout cas, c'est vraiment parfait pour le challenge CI, ce challenge te va comme un gant! Bon dimanche, bisous

  11. Wonderful cards Christine. Love them both. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Flo x

  12. hello! these are gorgoeus! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  13. Both are gorgeous but if you really want me to choose then it is the brayered background with black stamping as my chosen one.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  14. Les deux les deux cartes sont très belles et parfaites pour le challenge de Crafty Individuals Christine. Moi aussi j'adore jouer avec les encres Kaleidacolor, on peut faire tellement de chouettes choses avec. Bonne chance pour le challenge et merci d'avoir participé. A bientôt.

  15. loving that coloured background stunning, thanks for joining us at CI
    hugs x