Autumnal colours #autumncolours
Floral Fantasies Autumnal coloursBefore I tell you about our monthly challenge I would love to know if anyone else has noticed Blogger playing up this last week, I am finding posts of blogs I follow are not coming up on my reading list as normal, some never appear at all and others show up hours after they have been posted ? Today sees out new monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Warm Autumn Colours and Autumnal Colours.....................ooooops............seems I didn't put my thinking cap on too straight here, but at least it means you can double up your chances of winning a prize by entering into both challenges. The card at the top features a new release Penny Black stamp which is actually a Christmas one but with a bit of artistic licence has become Autumnal. It's a Birthday card for one of our son's birthday this month, he is a keen surfer and long distance athlete so I incorporated both the sea and countryside. I inked the stamp with distress markers, spritzed with water and stamped onto the reverse of centura pearl cardstock. I used Pan Pastel to add the sky and sea and a Penny Black sentiment. The next one is my Stamping Sensations piece using lots of stamped and die cut Heartfelt Creation flowers and Tattered Lace Trio leaves. I used Dylusions to colour the card for both flowers and leaves, then stamped before cutting out, the leaves have also been stamped using the coordinating TL Trio stamp set. The base is another of the rattan hearts I picked up for £1.00 at Hobbycraft and the banner sentiment is the same Penny Black sentiment as the above card and finally some ribbons. My third piece is another for Penny Black using a fairly new Penny Black stamp called Sunny, so appropriate as I always think Sunflowers are such happy sunny flowers and I always associate them with the glorious fields of them in France at this time of year. I inked the stamps with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping randomly onto a masked Pan Pastel background, a Penny Black sentiment and bow to finish. Happy weekend all.