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Sunday, 8 September 2019

A splash of Autumn

Hello crafting friends!

There's still an autumnal feel in the air here so I've cracked open the warm yellows, greens and browns for today's card. It was a lot of fun to make although I learned one thing from it - The Crafting Square Metre needs more stamps!!! Come and see:


The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is a beauty this week and I really wanted to play along. 


Large autumn flowers would work in this lay out, I thought. Hours later, after rootling about at the back of the cupboard, I finally came up with a flower from long-retired Stampin' Up set, Touch of Nature. There were no leaves with it though, so I had to draw some! I coloured everything in with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut them and laid them aside while I made a background.


That strong circular element in the sketch was easily dealt with - I just inked up the rims of some glasses and stamped them! Don't worry, I gave them a good wash afterwards, so no-one's going around with a surprise moustache! I felt the card needed a bit of texture, so I had a go at flicking inky water at the card. I think it worked quite well!


Once the background was dry I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Blossoms in Bloom onto a scored piece of card stock and assembled all the elements onto the card panel. The finishing touch was to add a sprinkling of coloured gems and attach the panel to the card base.

The Allsorts challenge this week is to create something with Autumn colours, so this card is for them too :)


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I'm off to London to visit my daughter and it is possible I might just pass a real live craft shop! If so, I think a flower or two - WITH leaves - might just be on my shopping list... Do let me know if there are any you think I should visit :)

Thanks for joining me today. I'll be back soon with more inky nonsense!

Hugs,

16 comments:

  1. You really are so creative Vicky with limited supplies - love your autumnal flowers today. Enjoy your trip into the Big Smoke today!

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    1. Aw, thanks Joanne! Had a fabulous day out and am shattered!

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  2. Fab autumnal card, perfect use of the sketch too.

    If going to London . . . Visit BLADE RUBBER STAMPS near the British Museum . . . You won't be disappointed! Xxx

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    1. Thanks Sarn :)
      It was on my radar but I opted for Slanchogled instead. Interesting and fun craft shop but not many clear stamps. Blade Rubber Stamps next time definitely! xxx

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  3. You are VERY creative Vicky and it ended up in the most beautiful autumnal card.
    Faith x

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  4. It's a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  5. A very elegant floral creation, perfect for our Autumnal theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration Brenda - I love autumn colours! x

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  6. Wonderful card! Your hand-drawn leaves look fabulous behind those beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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    1. Thank YOU Karren! What a great sketch it is :)

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  7. Love this, Vicky! Your leaves look stamped xoxo

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    1. Thanks Em :) I'd quite like some leaf stamps like this actually if anyone happens to know of some! xx

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  8. The leaves are wonderful! Thank you for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you for being nice about my leaves Judy! Sometimes you just have to fill in the gaps in your stamp collection!

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