Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves

Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn-Mixed Media Card-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with RRR and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  The promise of fall has inspired me to create this Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and goodies from Reneabouquets.  Everything about this card reminds me of strolling in an autumn wood with leaves crunching under my feet and sweet woodland critters scurrying around my feet.

This was a very fun (and messy) crafty adventure with dies, texture pastes, paints, stains, RRR mulberry flowers and chippies. I tied it all together with gorgeous Copper and Cream Plaid Ribbon and Pumpkin Baker’s Twine.

TIP: Add fall texture to your die cut wreath by applying Crackle Texture paste through a stencil.  If you color your branches with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain, the color will seep through and create a really cool fungi-like effect.

Autumn Roses

TIP: Did you know you can alter mulberry flowers and leaves with stains and paint?  It’s quick and easy!  Here’s how:

  • First, select a few 35mm Mixed Earth Tone Trellis Roses from your stash (linked below).
  • Next, select autumn hued Distress Stains like Carved Pumpkin, Tea Dye, Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple.
  • Now lightly dab the applicator tip of the stain over the the petals of the roses in a random way.  Let the ink run down the sides and inside the petals, too.
  • Don’t forget to gently heat dry between colors so you don’t end up with mud-colored roses.
  • Use this same technique to quickly alter Reneabouquets fall chippies (linked below).
  • Alter green mulberry leaves by dabbing Distress Paint over the surface until you achieve the desired autumn hues.
An Easel Card Pocket?

Create a pocket inside your easel card, and it does double-duty as the brake for the easel mechanism.  This allows you to tuck some sweet surprises inside the card.

Create a mini folio and tag with your scraps.  Then add a honey stick to sweeten the deal.

Fall weather calls for a Pumpkin Spice tea break, so I tucked a pumpkin spice teabag into the pocket of this little folio.  Now my card doubles as a gift and home decor, too!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your fall crafty adventures.  What’s your favorite element of this sweet card?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

If you’d like to see previous fall projects made with Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn, please click HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




7 thoughts on “Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves

  1. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I have never seen a prettier card for Fall! The beautiful colors, ribbons and buttons are absolute perfection. I can almost feel the crisp air. And those darling hedgehogs and the little fox are just sweet as can be. When I read every step you have taken to create this masterpiece, I realize what a wonderful artist you are! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Martie Rollin

    I am so enjoying all these pleasing Fall colors! Love all the dimension I’m seeing!! What a gorgeous card!! Sound of Autumn was only available for a short time…sold out really fast. There’s your favorite Fall ribbon…perfect for Fall projects. I do like this card! Beautifully designed and created, Kathy!

  3. Renea Harrison

    OH I love when Fall arrives and you create!! You are my favorite fall artist and your work is so exquisite when it comes to color and color combining. This one made me do a double take just to take it all in. Exquisite!!

  4. Teresa

    Hi, Kathy, I have a question about the distress stains. Your link goes to spray stains. You mention dabbing with an applicator. Did you open the bottle and use an applicator, or did you spray it?
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Lillian Lumachi

    I love all the details, great folio card! Giving me the feeling of Fall…it’s been so hot here in NJ!! 3 days of over 90 degrees…I’ve had enough!!

  6. Joni E

    Love the fall colors, the critters and the use of mixed media. I always love projects done with the wildlife critters-definitely a favorite of mine! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card.

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