Happy Tuesday from a wet and cold corner of England! Autumn is truly here isn't it? I adore summer but I couldn't live in a country that didn't have seasons like this - the leaves on the trees are such beautiful hues of red and yellow, there's an intense aroma of ripening autumn fruit, the days are getting noticeably shorter (I walked the dogs in the dark this morning!) and there's a real nip in the air.
We have literally hundreds of apples to use so this week I'm going to try to get around to making some apple jam, it's a shame that I can't stand cider or I'd make that! (I know - a Somerset girl not liking cider?!!)
Today's card was a commission from my mum for a friend - she specified topiary and amazingly I actually had a topiary stamp (that I'd never used! See all these unloved stamps come in useful eventually!)
The topiary was coloured with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils - the background stamp is En Francais from Stampin Up.
Stamps - Rose Topiary (Stampington)/Vintage Picnic (PTI)/En Francais (Stampin Up)
Ink - Elegant Eggplant/Memento Black
Card - Kraft (PTI)/Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Other - Elegant Eggplant ribbon/sewing machine/buttons (PTI)/Copic Markers/Prismacolour Pencils/Oval nestabilities
Today we've set a new challenge on A Passion for Papertrey so if you have any PTI products we'd love you to play along - this fortnight it's all about polka dots!
For my sample I used the polka dot tree from PTI's Tree Trimming Trio in three colourways, nice and simple design that will be easy to mass produce :)
..and my beloved Aqua Mist and Kraft:
Stamps - Tree Trimming Trio
Ink - Versamark/Enchanted Evening/Aqua Mist/Sweet Blush
Card - White/Kraft/Enchanted Evening/Aqua Mist/Sweet Blush
Ribbon - Swiss dot - Enchanted Evening/Aqua Mist/Sweet Blush
Other - Epoxy clear stickers/corner rounder punch/white embossing powder
Thanks for visiting today!