Hello and welcome! Happy Saturday! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and Brenda's turn to host. Fitting for the time of the year she chose "Trees, Leaves and/or Berries" with the option of Anything Goes so anyone can play along with us for a chance to win. As this challenge will end in October we have new prizes for the month of October (btw. September winners were just announced yesterday so be sure to check out that post on the challenge blog if you haven't already!) This month there are prizes from Stamp Addicts, Oakwood, Highlight Crafts, Ruth Hamilton Design, AALL and Create and Craft Stash for challenges 748, 749,750 and 751 with winners announced on the last Friday of October.
And here is what I made:
I have several tree stamps but this beautiful Seasonal Tree from Lavinia Stamps was the first one that came to mind and while I did look through my stamps to see if I'd rather use another one, I stuck with my first thought. I masked the edges of my square card stock with washi tape and then used Carved Pumpkin ink with an ink blending tool to ink it up. I did add just a little bit of Worn Lipstick ink on the very edges for a bit darker shade. Next I used my trusty old French Script stamp on the background and flicked some diluted Walnut Stain ink on it as well.
After removing the Washi tape I stamped the Seasonal Tree with black ink. I wanted to add some more stamping and since I am currently keeping my Aall and Create stamps right on my desk, these birds were looking at me and I thought they'd be perfect. They are part of the A4 stamp set Friendship Florals. The leaves are part of Lavinias Creeping Vine. I also used a single leave stamp and die from an old Hero Arts stamp kit. While looking for a sentiment to add I found the most perfect one from an old stamp set by Whimsy Stamps (Autumn Letter Seals). I just love this verse and think it fits the theme of my card so well.
Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.
- Elizabeth Lawrence
Thank you so much for visiting today! Hope I inspired you to join us in this week's challenge, would love to see you there!
- Triple B Challenge - Birds, Bees or Butterflies
- Crafty Gals Corner - signs of fall
- Simon Says Stamp - AG
- The Male Room - Leaves
- Word Art Wednesdays - AG
- Everybody-Art-Challenge - stamping
- Make My Monday - create your own background
- Path of Positivity - something positive
- Alphabet Challenge - M for Monochrome
- Sweet Stampin - Autumn