well with such a lot of lovely challenges about at the moment with Autumn as the theme and everywhere around the colours are just stunnng as the trees take on that spectacular multi-colour look as the leaves start to drop.
Sad in a way as Summer has well and truly opened the door and left but of course Autumn brings its own special kind of magic.. and over at Stamping Sensations their October challenge is the Colours of Autumn so set to with that in mind.
So with Autumn colours high on the agenda I opted to use Delightful Dijon as my card base with a Very Vanilla topper and chose to use one of the solid leaf shapes from the Flower Patch stamp set as the basis of my card with some random stamping of one of the other little fill in stamps. I stamped these in a number of Autumn shades - Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Tangello Twist, Real Red, Hello Honey to name a few, after masking off the central focal panel.
...and then using the same colours I sponged the middle of the card to take my sentiment - taken from the same stamp set and topped this up with a toning button (albeit retired) tied with some linen thread and finshed the card with a bit of edge sponging.
and inside - thought I would carry on the the Flower Patch theme but his time opted to use the detail stamp for a bit of something extra - and the complimentary sentiment stamp and more sponging just to finish it all off. Not quite sure why I had an aberration and went back to green instead of the yellows, golds and reds.. still puzzling over that one..
but other than that was quite pleased with the final card - what do you think?
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Um Sunday again tomorrow - is it my imagination or is time just flying past at the proverbial rate of knots.. Quite frightening when you think about it especially as the 'Jingle all the way' day is only 67 days and counting..!
Now I know the very organised amongst us will be well down their card and present making list, all calm and collected - me, Miss Lastminute.com - well I guess I am working on the principle of why spoil the habit of a lifetime ! Am afraid me and being organised just do not go hand in hand - note to self and I say it every year - start it earlier next time.. !
Happy crafting all -