It is my turn to be HOSTESS for this weeks Challenge over at
and as it is COLOUR WEEK
Below is my choice of colours to inspire you.
Autumn has just left us here in Australia but this is my favourite
time of year because of the beautiful colours you see on the trees
as they prepare for Winter. Unfortunately for me I live too far north
to see their beauty so I thought I would make my own AUTUMN.
Last week end I went to a craft show and
caught up with some crafty friends,
some I had never met before and they flew
from far and wide to meet up.
There were lots of hugs and laughter
and of course show and tell.
I saw a demonstration of how to use gilding flakes
and LOVED what I saw
so of course as all crafters do - buy some.
This is my take on an Autumn Tree.
I kept it cas as I wanted to show IT off.
The beautiful tree is from Repeat Impressions -
Spring Tree 1610W
I did a trial run and was so happy how it turned out
I decided to use it. It is a shame the paper looks blue
but I could cheat and say it is the sky.
I cut out a Spellbinder die for my popped frame
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping -
and finished with a few pearls.
I had already made my card for this challenge
but had to change after buying those gilding flakes -
the colours just matched perfectly.
So here is my first card.
There is so much on this card but will try
and tell you some of what I used.
Tim Holtz Stencils/Distress Inks/Pens
Cuttlebug Leaf Dies
Scrap Autumn coloured DP
Memento Inks/Tom Bow Pens
Scripty Hello - Lawn Fawn.
I couldn't help myself -
bought more sentiment dies
at the craft show.
So no doubt you will see more in the future.
I hope I have inspired you to enter our
this week so you could be our next
Chic of the Week and then
be in the running for
Guest Designer in August.
Hope to see your Autumn Creation after you
check out HERE what the Design Team
and our Guest Ros Crawford have made.
Thanks for taking the time to pop in
and check out my rather long post.