Morning everyone, a bit of a lengthy post so hope you can stick with me till the end. At Allsorts this week Dena has selected the theme of 'A/G with the option of Tree and/or Leaves. There's a £15 store voucher to be won from WOWVOW. I also have a share for the current Snippets Playground, one I made specifically for the purpose for a change!
Above is one of my recent makes showcasing new releases from AALL and Create, this one is called Fallen Leaves, I was so happy when this landed on my doormat as I love making Autumnal cards and anything with trees. The Maple leaf in the set is beautiful and I simply stamped onto some inked offcuts and heat embossed with detail copper EP, cut out and placed with some twine onto a computer generated poem, one of my all time favourites, Tennyson's original 1833 version of The Lady of Shalott. The word 'leaf' is from the same set and the Cute Mice can't help but make you smile.
My second share features Lavinia stamps, I started with a masked and inked circle then stamped the tree focally and built up the scene with the mask still in place using Versafine Clair Acorn and added some colour and highlights. After removing the mask I stamped the acorns and twigs and sentiment from my Moments stamp set.
Below my Snippets share, I saw this die on the blog of Di's partner in crime Sarn, she kindly sent me the link and within minutes it was ordered. I cut the leaves from lots of snippets and sprayed with mica sprays, arranged over some stamped A&C twigs onto a Gelli Plate background and added the word Autumn and Pheasants which are also A&C.
There are some exciting new releases in the pipeline at Highlight Crafts, but until I can share them two contrasting cards showing the versatility of TRR. Above a snowy scene using one of the backgrounds from A Frosted Eve along with dies from the same collection, Geese from Having a Gaggle and foliage from Gift from a Loved One, the hues of green in this and trees match so well.
Below a fairly CAS design by comparison using Poinsettia and Christmas Decor cut four times and arranged around a pretty old Penny Black sentiment.
Whatever your weekend holds, I hope it's a good one, we're in London at one of our son's, the improvement is mobility since my spinal procedure is opening up options closed in recent months.
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