Monday, 2 September 2019
A pretty start to the week....
Good Morning Ladies,
I can't actually believe that we are starting the first week of September, it barely seems five minutes since we welcomed the summer and we are now at the start of Autumn!
Mind you I love the rich colours that Autumn brings us, the oranges and browns, the leaves on the trees take on their Autumn colours, I think it's when trees look their best. One thing that I notice every year as we travel to and from Spain is the Sunflowers, as we travel down they are standing proud with their faces looking up and the sun and just 3 weeks later they their heads droop and they have turned from their bright yellow to a range of golden brown hues. I think we as crafters turn to our richer colour pallets too, purples, oranges, browns, all warm and comforting colours.
It brings a little cheer, helping us to get over the fact that summer is over for another year.
Today's card uses another of those Lilli of the Valley Art Pad toppers, this one is so beautiful, not just because Sweet Peas are one of my Favourite flowers, with the gorgeous colours and amazing scent.
I just love the colours and as luck would have it the deepest purple matches perfectly with that gorgeous Aubergine Purple card (I think it's called Elegant Eggplant)!
I simple die cut two frames using one of my all time favourite Spellbinder dies 'Detailed Scallop' Rectangles, adhered them together for depth (and strength) and placed it over the image, before the glue had set I managed to feed a piece of seam binding ribbon through both sides of the frame and finished that with a double bow and a die cut flower from the dark purple card, finished with a pearl.
I added a die cut sentiment and then matted the whole thin onto a white base card,
I really like how this one turned out.
I'm not sure what we have planned for this last week, the girls want to do the waterpark mid week, it's much better to go towards the end of the holiday as it's much quieter when the children have gone back to school.
They will no doubt want to do a bit of last minute gift shopping too!
I hope that you all have a great week,
Love and hugs to all of you,