Sunday, 24 October 2010

Autumn weekend

Don't you just love Autumn?  You never know what weather it is going to bring.  Yesterday was damp and miserable so Tim and Alex made some binoculars out of old cardboard tubes and spent the morning pretending to be secret agents and then in the afternoon Alex and I went to Playspace to let him work off some more steam clambering around and sliding down the extremely fast slide.
Today was a beautifully sunny day so we went to the park where Alex looked very 'cool' (funny!) wearing his shades and a knitted bobble hat...don't you love it!  He had a great time scooting through the leaves and generally rushing round the place. 
As we haven't been busy this weekend I have had some time to craft which has been wonderful. First up I made this scrapbook layout from my childhood (Christmas 1987) following one of the Practical Scrappers sketches and this weeks recipe on Quirky Crafts (the challenge goes live at 6pm tonight).  The recipe was set by the lovely Anne and is to use two different items of gold, one piece of patterned paper, one piece of ribbon, a stamped image and a red and gold colour scheme.  Do pop over to Quirky Crafts to join in the fun.
I had a request for a card featuring a cat so came up with this. I coloured the cat using my Promarker pens which I am still loving (I need more!!).  The card also fits with the red, brown and green colour scheme from Crafty Creations this week, and with Penny's challenge of flying.
I liked the layout of the previous card so much that I made another one using an Autumn theme this time, so the card fits with this weeks DCM challenge.
I have also used the time this weekend to get going with my Christmas cards.  I have three new stamps and have used them in different ways to make simple but effective traditional cards.  The one on the left used distress inks whereas the one on the right used promarkers.
The left one was made using a graded brayered background and the righthand one used an embossing folder and layering.
The final card also used distress inks to create the colours. That is all from me for now. I would love to know what you think.  Have a great week everyone.


Momiji said...

I love the way you blended the colours on the cat..did you use a blender pen to achieve that?

Jenni said...

Fabulous work, love your Christmas layout and the cards are all great too. Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Creations challenge this week.
Jenni x

Lynda said...

Absolutely love your Autumn card - Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers. Love the rest too - there's always so much to see here so thanks again.

Lynda xxx

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