The Less is More challenge has Autumn as the theme this week (as well as some exciting news about Mandi's new business - so pleased for her!) I'm a huge fan of this season and my thoughts immediately turned to leaves which are now giving a beautiful display of golds, russets and burgundies. There are other colours of autumn though and I've chosen to go with the jewel-like colours of dahlias and chrysanthemums. Come and have a look:
These gorgeous flowers are from the Creative Elements stamp set and I stamped them using a simple masking technique. The stems were drawn with the thick end of an Old Olive marker. TIP: I always add a line from the thin end of the marker too and that helps to make them look more defined.
To get the 'posy' look I made a slit either side of the stems and wove some linen thread through it; the bow is added separately. I finished with a little shadowing with my Sahara Sand marker and a sentiment stamped in the colour of the darkest flower before rounding the corners of my panel and attaching to a Naturals Ivory card base.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Creative Elements, Petite Pairs (sentiment)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Other: Linen thread, markers, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
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The fair has come to Buckingham this weekend. I'm afraid I reached the age where I can't understand why anyone would want to test their digestive system by eating a combination of chips and candy floss before heading for the 'Freakout' but needless to say, there's great excitement amongst the younger members of the household!
Hope you have a more restful day than I'll be having! See you soon,