Another month has simply flown by! All around me I see the trees turning a lovely golden brown colour and I guess this sign that Autumn is on its' way could not simply be allowed to arrive without being recognised with a Autumn theme challenge. All down our avenue the conkers are growing and school children are carrying out the annual 'How many conkers can I get in my pocket on the way to school' ritual! Nice sunny day today and I have spent a little time in the garden preparing some of my plants for the winter. Pottering in the garden helps me think and I have been busy planning what I should make for the Lavinia Challenge this month.
Sometimes it is simply a case of crafting 'in my head' and then setting about creating this imagined project. Other times I sit and play around with a few products, hoping for that happy accident!
Today was a bit of both! I knew which stamps I wanted to use for the challenge and the basic layout. What I didn't know was how I was going to bring all the bits together.
Anyway, here it is, my homage to Autumn. Some brass coloured gilding wax and some copper embossing powder define the seasonal tone of this card. A lovely laser cut wooden butterfly which I first painted with Spiced Pumpkin H2O before gilding it lightly. (By the way, that H2O Spiced Pumpkin paint is so much like the colour of blood that I was convinced I had cut my finger on my craft knife!!)
Pop over to the Lavinia challenge blog and just be amazed at the lovely samples the DT have created to inspire you and then have a go yourself!
Thanks for dropping in. As always I love getting your comments and if you have any questions about anything craft related I am always happy to help.
this is stunning Kim - on my list of cards to do next week - wonderful images and such a depth - fabulous xxReplyDelete
Scrummy,scrummy,scrummy, what a gorgeous bit of stamping! Thank you for sharing it with us at Lavinia! Have a good day,Julie xReplyDelete
fab design Kim, love the effect of the stamping over the words across the background and gorgeous gilding wax! Thanks you for entering and good luck in the challenge - Hellen (DT)ReplyDelete
This is stunning, I love the script paper with the moon design, must have a go with that. The seed heads are gorgeous. I keep meaning to enter the Lavinia challenge but the months just whizz by, must try harder!!ReplyDelete
Oh this is fabulous! Beautiful design. xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous creation Kim, I love all the elements you've used, fantastic work. Hugs P xxxReplyDelete
Fabulous card with great textures and coloursReplyDelete
What a beautiful card, Kim....love it! good luck in the Autumn challenge at Lavinia Stamps xReplyDelete
What a humdinger! Love this Kim !ReplyDelete
what a fantastic card - I love all the layers and interest! Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxxReplyDelete
Beautiful card! Lovely deep autumn colours. xReplyDelete
Your our WINNER Kim.... !!!!! email Kev at Lavinia Stamps to claim your prize! well done!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Kim, its a super prize.ReplyDelete