This has been an extremely exciting, abominably busy and somewhat stressful week for Mandi, as she is now the proud new owner of Finishing Touches, a wedding services business based on the Isle of Wight.
She has been connected with the company for some months but it's now all hers and I'm sure you would like to join me is wishing her every success in her new venture.
She will not be posting a sample card for our challenge this week as her time has been totally focused on her new endeavour, however I'm sure that you would like to visit her blog HERE, as she has lots of her crafting goodies for sale as she is streamlining her resources. Lots of them are practically unused... I myself have found quite a few bargains, I'm sure you will too.
Sadly she can only mail to UK addresses.
Now onto our theme for this week which is
You can take your inspiration from colours, festivals, seasonal images... whatever... but don't forget to keep it simple and retain that white space!
This card uses the SU set Autumn Splendour. It's a great leaf image, which together with the acorns, I made into a tile by layering several sheets of die-cut card together, stamping, colouring with watercolour pencils and clear embossing the whole tile.
The background band was scored and the swiped with a couple of colours of Distress ink. The sentiment is by Art Impressions.
This one was inspired by Birgit, one of our wonderful LIMettes who makes the most amazing cards, in a most original style.
The tree dies are by Memory Box and the Octagons by Spellbinders.
The background was merely inked with several shades of Distress ink and then overstamped with SU leaves from the Confetti set.
Here's that great oak leaf stamp again, this time stamped and clear embossed, with one leaf cut out and raised on pop dots to add a little dimension. Another sentiment from Art Impressions.
The border punch is by Fiskars.
We'll look forward to seeing your contributions.
Don't forget to visit Mandi and wish her Good Luck!