Sue chose "Forever Autumn" as the theme for our Daring Cardmakers challenge this week:
I decided on this one after hearing the Justin Haywood song of the same name playing on the radio. I couldn’t get it out of my mind and kept singing it as I was working.
So now I’m daring you to make a card that depicts Autumn.
It can be an Autumn scene or it can be something completely different but using a palette of Autumn colours……the choice is yours! I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if a few of you are singing along by the time you’ve finished either, I know some of the DT were!
As soon as I saw what Sue had in store for us I knew which papers I wanted to use - they've been sitting in the box for ages and this was the perfect opportunity to make use of them.
The papers are from the Exotic East collection from Imaginisce and are truly lush.
I've used a couple of them for this card, then did plenty of cutting and layering. I felt they looked a bit dull once I'd got them stuck down though - probably because of the brown card blank I'd used, so I grabbed my gold pen and did some doodled outlining. I do tend to get carried away when I start doing this but for once I think I managed to stop before making a doodle too far!
The gorgeous flower brad is MM (I think), but I gave it a hint of a shimmer by dabbing at it with a gold Krylon pen. The ribbon fell, serendipitously from my scraps box just as I was reaching for something else.
Please pop over and see all the beautiful Autumn Inspired cards on the DCM blog, and maybe you'll be inspired to join in - we do love to see where the dares we come up with lead.
Don't forget that the LE sketch this week has a Prize Draw too, which is still open for entering till next Tuesday - so you could combine the LE and the Main dare this week AND be in with winning a prize from Creative Treasures.
I've bought loads and loads of Christmas papers this year because there seem to be lots of must-have collections around this year. One set I've been lusting for is the new BG Wassail papers and now, thanks to Emma of Sassycrafts I finally have them sitting on my desk looking rather delicious.
As I've just caught up with most of my crafty tasks I'm going to try and get some more Christmas cards added to the pile and these are going to come in very handy, I think. Along with the Dream Street ones, the Imaginisce ones, 2 lots of Fancy Pants ones, 2 lots of Lasting Impressions ones.......