Well, it looks like autumn has arrived here in the UK - the days are shortening, there's a dampness in the air and the leaves are turning. The Viriginia creeper in my back garden is turning a beautiful shade of russett and that's where my inspiration came from for today's card.
This one will be my entry for the following challenges:
Stamptacular Challenge - Fall colours
Simon Says Stamp - It's Autumn
'Sadie with Apples'
Paper: Scenic Route
Wordart: Create with TLC
It was the paper that first inspired me, it has to be said. I had been looking at the Virginia creeper and then, when I came in and went through my stash, I came across this beautiful sheet of fall leaves - delightful! I love it's bold design and the gorgeous autumn colours. The photograph doesn't really do it justice - I haven't captured the richness of the colours very well.
Then I looked at Sadie, and realised that her skirt reminded me of the points of the creeper leaves and off I went!
I coloured her up with my Copics, of course, and added the usual grounding and glow with my Prismas. Then I went over the apples with a good coat of my Sakura clear glaze to give them a polished, rosy feel. Yum - good enough to eat!
Sadie's beautiful curls reminded me so much of Daughter so Sadie became a redhead - very fitting for the time of year!
I cut a window in the front of the card and placed the greeting inside, peeping through. I love the wordart from 'Create with TLC' - there's lots to choose from and it's all beautifully drawn.
So, an early post for a Saturday morning - we have friends arriving later so I've lots to do. I think a nice big stew for dinner - perfect for an autumn evening - comfort in a pot!
Have a wonderful weekend.