Friday, 9 September 2016

Autumn's on it's way .........

Happy Friday .......

I hope you've had a good week.  September is well under way and I don't know about you but I'm noticing a little change in the weather.  The leaves have started falling over here .... it'll be Autumn before we know it!
Colours in the old craft room have taken a change too ..... definitely going more autumnal I'd say.  It's not a bad thing though .... I love the autumn shades.

If you haven't already entered this months Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge there's still lots of time.
It's a Take a Stamp month ..... anything goes as long as there's actual rubber stamping on there somewhere

I said my colours had taken on a autumn feel ... what do you think?
A nice simple design using the Stampendous Daisy Stem Trio set of stamps .....

I stamped them using black Versafine ink and them embossed with a clear powder

Before colouring in the flowers I used a piece of acetate to smoosh some Distress Ink onto the background (Scattered Straw), just to add a bit more colour and interest.
I then used my Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders ..... mixed them with water to create a paint and used them to add colour to the flowers.
I do love the effect you get when using Mica Powders ...... the shimmer is so pretty. I should use them more often really, but they're one of those products that kind of get forgotten about in the old craft room.  Maybe I'll leave them out on my desk for a while!
There's loads of different brands on the market ..... these particular ones were by Cosmic Shimmer but I do like the Perfect Pearls powders, there's a Finnabair range from Prima and IndigoBlu have just launched their brand new range of Luscious powders ....... think I might have to get my hands on some of those!!

This months challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Visible Image ......

And the challenge winner will receive 3 of their cool stamp sets

Don't forget .... we also have a Design winner each month, chosen by the DT. Would you like to see your project published in the Craft Stamper magazine, be a Guest Designer on a future challenge and have a Winners Profile on the Craft Stamper Blog?  To be in with a chance you have to enter the challenge so .... Take a Stamp and create something fabulous!
If you need a little more inspiration you'll find loads on the Craft Stamper Blog today .... the Design Team have been busy again.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.

It's a workshop weekend for me ..... always fun.  Guess what we're playing with this weekend ..... you got it ..... Mica Powders!
I've got to get the craft room tidy first though ....... plenty of strong coffee and a little bit of quiet is needed this morning.  I'm not saying I'm a bit delicate but ...... we did end up at the Saddleoke last night! Oh dear ....... I didn't do any singing, well not with the microphone that is ..... I did have a few G&Ts though.  Don't worry .... I'll be fine by lunchtime!!!

Cheerio until next time


  1. Gorgeous card Linda, you always use the most fabulous sentiments too.
    Hugs, Kaz x

  2. Beautiful colouring on those flowers, Linda! G&T - sounds like a plan for me :) Enjoy your weekend and workshop.

  3. Beautiful colouring and sentiment, Linda!


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