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Friday, 18 September 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar and Truly Scrumptious

I have managed another combined challenge card. The Spoonful of Sugar challenge was Autumn inspired projects and over at Truly Scrumptious they have a sketch to follow with the extra challenge of using three stamps, not including the sentiment.

The card above is what I have come up with.

I normally start with the image,
but this time I had only just taken delivery of the My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow 12" paper pack and straight away the lovely autumnal leaves jumped out at me. So I needed to find something that would go with that.

I used a Pink
Gem stamp Autumn Milly and coloured her in with prismas and OMS. I thought I had managed to crack hair colouring, but the camera shows up a multitude of sins the naked eye appears to miss, although she is definitely not as grey haired as this picture implies. I used a range of oranges to shade her coat, and the fallen leaves and greens for her wellies, bows and gloves. I cut a mat for behind her with the blossom nestie and just reversed the main backing paper. In fact all the paper, apart from the small embossed leaves strip in the middle came from the one sheet of MME paper. I just reversed it and back again to give the different patterns.

The white card I stamped on seemed very harsh against the soft oranges on the card so I chalked over with a couple of shades of orange and yellow shimmery chalks to soften it.

The added challenge at TS was to use three stamps, so I opted for a nice scroll stamp I got free with a magazine to make the orange scroll designs and the final stamp made the leaves. I stamped onto shrink plastic with memento inks and then drew the colour in with a damp brush. I did have to go over the veins with a sakura stardust pen as the memento spread and dissolved the vein pattern when I filled the colour in.

The flowers were from my stash with glue dots in the centre glittered with some fine glitter, in three different shades.

Now the weather is definitely turning to autumn, the leaves are just starting to turn and the temperature has really dropped, so much for our 'Indian Summer' we were promised in the UK.



  1. Hi Lin

    This is a beautiful card. I love the idea of glue dots with glitter on top. I haven't seen shrink plastic for a while either.
    The image is great and the papers compliment everything really well.

    Ali x

  2. Hi, I’m stopping by to let you know about the FREE web site dedicated to people with a great talent in crafting. I love what you have created. It would be great if you could share with others. If you are interested you can go to “Show off you Creations” then the post that says “Join hand crafted Creations” for directions and instructions.

  3. This is lovely, and you've reminded me I have this stamp stashed away somewhere! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.

  4. Great card Lin,lovin the colour combo xx jo xx
    Lovely to see you today!

  5. Great card Lin, well done on combining your challenges too. Love that Bloom and Grow pad... am placing it firmly at the top of my wishlist.
    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog... they are really appreciated.
    Sandra x

  6. Oh this is so cute! Fabulous papers and I love the little leaves! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge!

    Beth xx

  7. Such a pretty card Lin. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us at TS this week. Hugs Michele x

  8. love the oranges you used in this pretty card Lin...its brilliant that you managed the three stamp option too...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx

  9. Gorgeous and so pretty. Wonderful colours,love the Bloom & Grow papers. Fabulous image and great work on your little leaves.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
    hugs Heather xx


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