Friday, 18 June 2010

FTL 95 Challenge with Autumn Splendor

It's Friday and that means it's time for the FTL Challenge over on the Clean and Simple Stamping site. Here's Natasha's sketch this week...

 and here is my version:

Have I got over my excitement about the Autumn Meadows designer paper? Er... no, I haven't as you can see! Here's another beautiful paper from the pack, all distressed and gorgeous! I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink, just to give it a bit of definition, and added some torn and distressed Really Rust card stock wrapped with some Chocolate Chip stitched ribbon that I pinched in with a piece of knotted linen thread. The leaf is from the coordinating stamp set Autumn Splendor, and it's layered on a couple of punched circles with dimensionals. A finishing sentiment, positioned with my stamp-a-majig and there we have it!

Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Really Rust
Other: Autumn Meadows designer paper, stitched grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip, linen thread, 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches

I'm having so much fun with this designer paper and there are plenty of other designs up my sleeve! In fact, watch this space because there may be a special offer pack coming soon...

It's another birthday weekend for us this weekend and we'll be having a picnic-in-the-park party, so fingers crossed for the weather. Fingers also crossed for the England football team to astonish us with an impressive performance! Right, I think that's enough crossed fingers for the time being.
Have a fantastic weekend, wherever you are.


  1. I think this is absolutely beautiful, and will be CASEing like mad ! Well done !

  2. Very beautiful card, Lovely stamps in lovely colors.

  3. I love the colour combo Vicky and the distressed edge of the "orange" card. How do you get it like that? Mine is always so rigid looking. xx

  4. This is stunning Vicky.The paper is beautiful and the combination of that with the rust is spot on. Lovely!
    Lynne xxx

  5. Hi Alex - the distressed edge of the card stock is made by tearing, sponging with a sponge dauber and then (the best bit!) attacking it with my fingernails! Best done when you're feeling a bit miffed!

  6. Stnning card and guess what? I have had this paper since the mini catagogue came out but not used it yet! now I will though instead of looking and stroking it!!!

  7. Beautifull creation Vicki, those autumn colours are wonderfull.

  8. So beautiful!! Amazing colour combo too ... wow!!

  9. Very beautiful Vicky ~ Richard thinks so too!

  10. LOVE what you did with this sketch! I have lost my mojo and had no ideas what to do with this layout. Fabulous!


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