At this time of year, I'm more used to seeing an array of golds, russetts, greens, browns, coppers, reds - I could go on - but whenever I look outside my window at the moment, there is only a blanket of white, with the odd bit of drab green poking through. Who stole all the lovely autumn colours? The snow is very pretty but there's only so much white a girl wants to see!
So, in order to introduce some of those beautiful warm autumn colours, I've designed today's card, which is also my entry for the following challenges:
Stamptacular Challenge: 'Fall Colours'
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch, see below
Here it is, my little bit of autumn:
Image: A Day For Daisies, 'Holiday Mail'
Papers: Scenic Route (strips) and Pink Petticoat (gingham)
Isn't this the sweetest image - I love A Day for Daisies images but I have to be in the 'right place' to colour them as they are so delicate.
I've kept the colouring (Copics of course) very simple - just a hint of shadow and light (probably all in the wrong place!) and with a rich orange as the focal point. I've used Scenic Route papers, which come printed in very handy strips of pattern, perfect for cutting up for something like the stripes here.
Do you like the sunflowers? I'm so pleased they worked. These are simply circles punched out of pale yellow Bazzill, cut into spikey petals, layered up (two circles per flower) and a nice big brown brad for the centre. I love these brads - can't remember who makes them but they have a lovely velvety finish, just perfect for the middle of a sunflower.
I must say, I'm hugely enjoying being on holiday - I've done lots of crafting at a leisurely pace (rather than the frantic 'got to get it done' mode I'm usually in) and I've had time to try out some new digi companies too, which is always nice. I shall be able to post daily for the next couple of days! Yaaaaaay!