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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Inspired By Autumn

My neighbours beautiful Autumn tree inspired today's card!  I just loved the colours of the leaves, so I used that inspiration to make my card, below. 
I layered yellow and orange circles and added some flowers and leaves.  The flowers were a pale yellow so i sponged them with orange and red ink to get them the colour I wanted.  The words and frame are a set of matching stamps and die from My Favorite Things, and is called Greeting Frame.  I am having some challenges getting the frame stamp in the correct place after I have die cut the label.  So far I have only managed to do two frames that are ok!
This is some more words from that MFT set. 
I made the rose (above) from an old egg carton.  It's quite a chunky rose compared to some I have made.  Lot's of fun and I had paint and glitter everywhere!  
This pink rose was made from hand made paper/card and I used my SU Christmas ornament pun to make the petals.  This is it below.  I punched out 5 petals and also a half petal for the center. 
These (below) are the petals after I spritzed them with water, and scrunched them up.  I carefully dried them with my hair dryer - a useful took for crafting!  I put the wet flowers in a small heat proof egg cup to hold the flower in shape while I dry it with the hair dryer.
 These are the hand made papers/card I used to make the flower.  I bought these some time ago and have never used them until now!

 And this is "Romeo-Valentino" sun bathing int he sun, holding onto his heart shaped sunnies!  The sun is gorjuss at this time of year (Autumn) as it isn't too hot, and is just right for sunbathing!  My cats follow the sun around the house, moving from window ledge to window ledge as the sun moves!
Okay that;s all for now, thank you for visiting and I hope you left with a smile!  Come back soon! {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the autumn colors and have to keep reminding myself that that's the season you're in. Your flowers, both of them are very pretty. Looks like your experimentation has paid off.