Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Hopeful Thoughts about autumn

The leaves haven't really started to turn here yet, but the nights are getting chillier so I know it won't be long for the autumn display. Out of the six useful Confetti background stamps, the leaves are my favourite and this is the perfect time of year to use it! Come and see my autumnal thank you:


I masked a rectangle off with post it notes before inking in a background with a variety of colours of ink. The leaves were stamped with the Confetti stamp in several colours and the tree from Hopeful Thoughts inked up with markers and stamped off the edge before the mask was removed.


This wonderful flowing sentiment won't be available after the end of this month, along with loads of other gorgeous stamp sets. (Check out the Retirement Lists here.) I scored around the inked rectangle using my Simply Scored board before mounting the panel onto a card base.


Here's a close up of the tree -  I love the effect of the leaves swirling about! It's Summer Starfruit, one of the new in-colours, that gives that lovely, jewel-like glow behind the tree. Stampin' Up inks blend beautifully when sponged - Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie also feature in this background.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts, Confetti, Thank You Kindly (retiring)
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Simply Scored, markers, stamp-a-majig

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view my regularly updated lists of retiring stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% discount. 

One of the things I love about being a demonstrator is that when my children need art supplies for homework, it's all here. My daughter swears by my aquapainters and card stock, my trimmer is in constant demand for all three children and my alphabet dies and stamps get a good work out too! My youngest son hasn't quite got the hang of the organisation required for senior school and yesterday morning (before school - aargh!) asked anxiously if I could help him cover one of his exercise books. Did this phase me? Of course not! It's what Well Worn was designed for (possibly!)

By the way, becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator is easier than you might imagine. Click here to find out more. 

See you tomorrow, 



23 comments:

  1. This is really lovely, Vicky. Beautifully stamped and I love the rich autumnal colours x

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  2. Gorgeous! You really captured autumn with the colors and falling leaves! I love it! :)

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  3. Just love that autumnal tree Vicky. Perfectly echoes what is going on out there. Great exercise book too! Bet your kids have the best looking books at school:)) Hugs, Buttons x

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  4. Vicky I so agree for the art supplies for homework, the other day I cut out the title for a Latin prpject with the Big Shot, my son was well impressed. A gorgeous card again by the way. xxx

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  5. Tips is beautiful Vicky, such a soft and dreamy look with the soft inked background!

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  6. Such a fabulous card Vicky, love all of it!
    suzi b xx

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  7. This is beautiful, such fab colours and wonderful proportion!

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  8. Beautiful autum tree Vicky...love all the colours.....I think autum is on the way it's very chilly down here in Somerset

    Anne

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  9. Your autumnal tree looks fab Vicky. Very arty and I love it framed all in white. x

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  10. What a beautiful card Vicky - the confetti set was one I'd dismissed as not needing!

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  11. Your inked panel is just perfect.

    And I see you're great at book covering too! No end to your talents is there!

    Hugs,
    Sarn xxx

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  12. Fabulous stamping and gorgeous colours Vicky. Love the exercise book:)
    Val x

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  13. Vicky, this card is stunning! A tiny work of art :) I love how you use your stamps so creatively.

    Allie xx

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  14. WOW ... What a gorgeous, fabulous card .... Very stunning xxx

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  15. What a stunning card .... It is seriously gorgeous

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  16. Another wonderful card Vicky - great colours too. I've noticed a nip in the air too and some of our leaves are on the turn - time for the hot water bottle I think!! - Jacqueline xx

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  17. Absolutly Fabulous card Viky
    love Shirley

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  18. Beautiful Vicky. What a wonderful way to use those stamps.

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  19. I love this card; there is so much movement in the swirling leaves. It reminds me of a story book illustration.

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  20. This is so beautiful - Autumn cards have to be my favourites and you do them so well ! Might have to have a go at this - I feel quite inspired now ! Jane x

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  21. This is such a lovely card-Vicky,i love how you have the ability to create movement on your cards-i can almost feel the breeze through those pretty Autumnal leaves :) x

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  22. Hi Vicky Love this card its fabulous. Love the colours and it really pops on the white cardstock xx

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  23. Love your autumn card - so, so beautiful.

    Don't you just love kids with their last minute requests!!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x