Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Autumn Leaves

Seems like the summer weather has deserted us, the last few days have been much cooler. With that in mind my card today features an Autumn theme.

My main image is one of Fred Mullet's fabulous Nature Prints stamps. I've stamped it twice, first with Brilliance Starlite Black and then with Brilliance Pearescent Beige - both inks are really shimmery, but you might not be able to see it in the photo. Before I stamped the image I sponged on some Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive Distress Inks. The greeting is from Annabelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers set and it's stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink.

The brown panel is stamped with a background from Annabelle Stamps Background by Design 3 set using the Pearlescent Beige ink again, and the small decal in the middle of each diamond is from the same set and stamped with the Vintage Sepia ink. I used a white folded card and sponged it with Wild Honey Distress ink and used a ribbon to match the colour.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:-

Annabelle Stamps

Clean & Simple FTL 180

I finished my card on Sunday as I had chemo yesterday. I'm feeling not too bad today, I've even managed a short walk on both days - something I haven't been able to do for a while. Nausea is under control with meds, although I think the cooler weather is making some unwanted side effects appear more pronouced - pins and needles in my hands and feet and difficulty in swallowing. My feet are OK now they are nice and warm and I'll put my gloves in if my hands get too cold. Too funny getting stuff out of the fridge - if hubby isn't around I use pot holders, then wait for it to warm up a bit before I handle it! My vision is a little blurred today too, not sure if that's a side effect too, but I hope it doesn't last.

Thanks for stopping by today!


shirley said...

Pretty card Lyn and great sketch!
My hubby has the same side effects too. Pins and needles etc.
He says also hot water (washing up) leaves him with a rash. His hands are too large for kitchen gloves. Maybe he just wants to get out of the washing up *wink*
Take care and keep the cards coming :)

Anonymous said...

Love your colors Lyn!! Really gorgeous hun!! :) Warm weather is on the way for us.

Sue W said...

Hi Lyn...what summer weather? here is Sydney we had about two weeks spread over six!!!!!
Hey ho.......I love your card this week. I'm envious of your super soft sponging!!! Thanks for playing along with AnnaBelle!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

It's beautiful Lyn! These colours are perfect for your image and the weather we're having at the moment lol!
TFS :)

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic Autumn card! Love how you have done the sponging, it really highlights the image!
Thanks for sharing with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Jane said...

Lovely card, great image and sponging.

Sue said...

This is beautiful Lyn! I love how you have used the background, what a great layout to use!
Hope you are feeling a lot better real soon!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Kathi said...

I'm glad you were able to get out a bit and hope the side effects subside.

Great takes on both challenges.