Good morning all and thanks for popping in. I have scheduled this post and hopefully as you are reading this we are on our way up the motorway to catch the ferry over to Northern Ireland. Our little van is packed and ready for Clarity Belfast on Saturday...so looking forward to catching up with my friends over the water.
Today it is a new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog, and I am very lucky to be hosting it...yah...
I have chosen for the new theme ...
Shades of Autumn (or Fall)
It gives me chance to use my favourite colour combination...
And I am so pleased that we are sponsored by http://wildorchidcrafts.com/
Here is some inspiration
I have to say , that I did really enjoy making this card....
I started with a piece of stencil card and the leaf wreath stencil.
Next I put some Artistry ink onto my blending mat... I do like to start with my yellow at the top and work my way down the mat getting darker in colour. I just find it a good way to work.
I wanted to add colour in a different way as I use this stencil so much, so I decided to start with the outer perimeter and add some yellow...
Then I blended some red in the centre
Followed by blending the orange in the middle....
And just for some drama, some fine wine in the centre , oh I like that
I really love this colour combination
Next I worked on my background and added some colour through the Maple leaf stencil. One colour at a time...
Until I had built up the border.
Next I got some of my embellishments and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
And changed their colour so that they matched my design
Look at these lovely hat pins
I assembled the card , added the embellishments , and then added this wonderful clarity sentiment
And some stamped maple leaves
Here is a closer look, I couldn't resist the little ladybird.
I do hope that you will pop over to the http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
And have a look at the stunning work by the rest of the dt.
And even better why not enter the challenge...
I am really looking forward to visiting all your wonderful blogs and seeing your makes.
Enjoy your Friday and have a lovely weekend...
I will be back with photos from tomorrow..
Take care all,
Much love and hugs