Morning Peeps, time for our new Allsorts challenge and this week I am your host, like many of us I love creating with the beautiful colours of this time of year so my theme is 'Autumn Glory'. Our sponsor is Lost Coast Design.
So inevitably there would be more than one from me this week and two of my shares uses a new stamp from Lost Coast Designs which I recently won in their challenge, it's called Large Shrubbery and my goodness it is a big stamp. The top one has a Pan Pastel background, was stamped first with Versafine Toffee and again with Versamark so that I could heat emboss with detail copper powder...........my Timmy stamp platform is perfect for doing this. I added a sentiment and some birds, heat embossing them as well and cut into three to make a triptych card.
Although I love this season I don't relish the thought that it means winter is approaching and when I saw Sue's lovely card a few days ago using the Sweet Poppy Squirrel I had to have it, it was showing as out if stock so I was thrilled when Lucy called to say it was available and half price so bonus and I ordered it along with a couple of replacement pots of paste as I'm getting low.
I created a Distress Oxide background and used Copper paste to stencil the squirrel onto it, mounted it on to some coordinating card and added an Inkylicious sentiment.
Next my entry for the current Butterfly Challenge and the wheel has spun round to the letter 'S' giving us Scarlet, Sea Green, Sahara Sand, Sequins, Silhouette and Spots plus of course a Butterfly. I knew instantly that Brushos would help me out and I used Scarlet, Sea Green and Sandstone which I applied to the background along with liberal helping of water. I loved how the sea green ran into the sand colour, although it does look rather orange but that's the beauty of Brushos, you never get the same twice.
I then stamped a silhouette Lavinia Fairy and built up the scene with other Lavinia stamps including a little mouse, then three Chocolate Baroque silhouette Butterflies, used tiny sequins on their thorax, and finally added spots using a stencil thus completing the full compliment of the Butterfly wheel.
My third card also has a Distress Oxide background and has been stamped with Versafine Toffee, a, Inkylicious sentiment and a few leaves across the top to frame the scene.
And I just had to share my enthusiasm for Versafine Clair inkpads, I know they have been out a while and lots of you have already tried them but I have heard contrasting reviews so have not bought any........until this week. Chocolate Baroque Lesley mentioned recently that she was impressed with them so I though I really should try a few and when Allsorts Kath told me this week that an on line store had a one day 20% off offer I ordered myself six...............I know I could have tried just the one but wheres the fun in that.
Happy weekend all, I hope the weather stays nice as today we are out for lunch with the Assistant Chief Constable of Hertfordshire..... aka eldest son Owen.