Here's the card I made for the One Stop Craft Challenge. The theme set by the wonderful Donna today is:
Be Inspired By Autumn
I'm a real lover of strong colours so those Autumn shades are some of my favourites. I know my card looks quite simple, but it took a while to make. I made the background behind the stamp by swiping Antique Linen distress ink onto plain white card and then misted it with water and let it dry. Then I stamped the Kodomo Inc Trees (from the Autumn stamp set) onto the background using a Whispers strokes pen. Finally I added the 'autumn leaves', liquid pearls in red and gold, and left it overnight to dry.
Hopefully this picture shows the background a little better. Once I'd decided on the backing paper to use (bearly mine) I went around the edge of the paper with my peg stamps using Versa Colour ink pads in Copper, Gold, Red and Celadon and Ink it Up! pads in orange and brown. The sentiment is a Christmas one - but it also suits this theme so well.
I had previously used these trees in a spring card and I wanted to see what they looked like as autumn trees. Maybe I'll have a go at making them winter trees all covered with frost later this year. I searched out the photo of the spring card when my Autumn card was finished. I was so surprised to find that I'd used the same peg stamps and the same layout! Here it is.
I think I prefer the warmness of the autumn one.
Hop over to the challenge blog for more lovely Autumn inspiration from the rest of the design team and our lovely guest designer, Sarah. Shelley has donated a pack of mixed papers as the prize this week. It would be fantastic if you could join us (and I'll try my hardest to keep on top of the commenting this week).
Thanks for looking,