Good evening ! Thank goodness its Friday !
Well, I managed to have a play this afternoon and it was lovely being all warm and cozy inside while it was pouring with rain and cold outside. I was just in the mood to make an autumnal card with the new papers I had bought from Ally Pally and the new stamps I had bought from Funky Kits/Sugar Nellie.
I have managed to enter my card for 5 challenges !
I ♥ Promarkers who have a fabby sketch to follow.
Crafty Calendar - this is a brand new challenge blog which has been sent up by my blogging buddy Tara's daughter, Georgia who is only 13 years old ! She is an amazing crafter herself, just like her Mum ! The theme for the next month is "Autumn".
Stamp Something - A colour combo of brown plus something.
Stampin for the Weekend - A colour combo of orange, brown and leafy green.
One Stop Craft Challenge - their theme is Autumn Inspiration.
The base card is dark green Bazzill.
The DP's are Crate Paper "Cowgirl". These are such gorgeous papers, so rich in their colour and have a fantastic texture to them. I bought these in a bargain bag at Ally Pally. Wish I had bought more now ! Hopefully the stall will be at the NEC in Birmingham.
The image is from Funky Kits and is the Sugar Nellie Autumn Kit which is just gorgeous. I love every single one of the images on the sheet and they are such a pleasure to colour. It has of course been coloured with ProMarkers ! I have inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink.
Colours : Skin - Ivory, blush and Copic E01. Hair - cocoa and burnt sienna. Hat, top, dress and tights - coral, burnt orange, buttercup and tulip yellow. Shoes - cinnamon and cocoa. Hedgehog - cinnamon and cocoa. Leaves - mixture of browns, yellows and oranges !
The flower I made myself taking inspiration from the tutorial on the Just Magnolia Blog using the EK Success retro flower punches, inking the edges and screwing them up (wow, what a tension releaser !!!). I stapled the centre and added a wooden button which I had to sand down first and add some distress ink as it was too pale !! The leaves have been punched with a Woodware punch. I sprayed the flower with antique lace glimmer mist which has a copper/pink shine to it - beautiful. You can perhaps see it better in the close up piccy.
The three leaves at the bottom have been cut with a Quickutz leaf die - oh am I glad I bought this, I can see it being used a lot !
The sentiment is a Catslife Press stamp which I bought direct from Catslife Press. They offer a fantastic service and their P&P is really cheap too. This is been stamped in walnut stain distress ink.
Right, must go and tend to my animals and harvest my crops on my farm on Facebook !!!
Hope you all have a great weekend and lets hope the sun comes out to play.
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Love and hugs,