Hi Everyone, Thanks for joining us last week I hope you enjoyed last week's challenge of Blue, we all loved visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful creations!
On to this weeks theme and we've chosen 'Trees and Leaves' it's entirely up to you what you create. Perhaps try using some trees or leaves stamps, have lots of fun creating the many wonderful colours of leaves. The design team have made some really beautiful cards, a fatbook page & Gothic Arch as inspiration for you. Their work is displayed below.
Congratulations to Cathy. You have won last weeks prize - A butterfly stamp by Linda Luckins' Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get your prize sorted out and in the post for you.
(don't forget to check out all the designers blogs to see more of there fab work!)
Lesley, Wendy, Fifi, Kate, Becky and Jo
For my card I decided to concentrate on 'leaves' using a Stampin 'Up set of stamps. I have stamped the background using various Autumn shades of dye ink, working from light to dark and overlapping the images. I have then stamped leaves and flowers onto co-ordinated Bazill card stock, cutting them out and mounting 3D.
I inked my arch with various Distress Inks, then stamped and embossed a large tree. I stamped leaves round the edges and water coloured them with Distress Inks and stamped a phrase which I embossed and edged with Copper Krylon and also the edge of the arch too.
Fatbook Page (4x4)
I coloured Tilda, the tree stump and leaves with Pro Markers and m atted these onto Papermania papers to create my Fat Page.
I stamped the leaves with vintage sepia versafine and then stamped the tw ig tree one of Linda Luckin's designs with the same ink pad. I distressed the edges of the tree paper and inked them. I then added ribbon an d a word tag.
I used the threading water punch on the top and bottom edge of the striped paper and mounted this onto the white base card. I cut a strip of co-ordinating paper and placed this across the centre. I cut a scalloped circle of text paper, then cut out the round snowflakes from some patterned paper and glued to the base. Using the Cuttlebug cut and emboss trees I cut out three trees in co-ordinatin g cardstock, embossed them, sanded them and placed them onto the scalloped circle.