..... It's 17th September that means it's time for the monthly Waltzingmouse Blog Party - the theme is Autumn (or Fall as it's called here in America). I am beginning to get used to that! Full details of the blog party, with times and a super inspiration photo can be found here!
I've used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday - MOJO259 for the layout of my card. As soon as I saw the sketch I know one of the stamps I'd be using.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Blessed by You, Dainty Doilies 2 Small, Faux Fun, Peace & Plenty
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Calypso Coral, Early Espresso; Distress - Antique Linen; Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders: Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029), Deckled Mega Rectangles Lg (S5-015) #3, Scalloped Mega Rectangles Lg (S4-143) #3, Lacey Circles (S4-293) #5
Accessories: Memory Box - Piestra Tile Die; Promarkers - Burnt Orange, Spice, Peach, Soft Peach; SU Card - Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake; Card from stash
I used various Spellbinder dies to cut elements of this card. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the lacey doily on the cut circle and trimmed it to lie against the coral panel, and adhered them to the card base. Next I cut the rectangles. While the deckled rectangle remained in the die, I sponged on some Calypso Coral and Early Espresso and then went over both of them with some antique linen, which really blended the colours together. I stamped the oak leaves and sentiment onto the panel and adhered it to the card. I used the knitting stamp from Faux Fun on some coral card and then cut out the pennant with my Spellbinder die. I stamped the oak leaf & acorn image twice and coloured them with Promarkers, then fussy cut them both! I attached them to the card with dimension tape.
It's a really beautiful day here - the sun is shining, it's pleasantly warm 23C (74F), soft blue skies with some cloud and the birds are singing like mad. According to the weather forecast this is probably the last day of summer - tomorrow the temperature is expected to drop by 7C!! Much cooler.
That's all for now - I've had a good morning in the craft room. Not only have I managed to complete this card reasonably early, I've also had a good tidy up! Now I'm off for a cup of coffee and will be back later to waltz my way round the Blog Party!! See you soon.