I decided to play along with the colour challenge in this months Hero Arts contest. I try not to miss a month if at all possible, and I am barely making this one by the skin of my teeth!
We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving or Fall here in South Africa but I have to say that Fall has some of my favourite colours! After eventually "seeing" a picture of what I wanted to make in my head a day or so ago I actually managed to get to sit down last night and make my card.
Paper: PTI Kraft cardstock; SSS watercolour paper
Ink: Walnut Stain, Forest Moss, Wild Honey distress ink; Vineyard Berry (CTMH)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Tree, Birds and Messages; Season of Giving; Lattice Background)
Other: Perfect Pearls water mixture; clear embossing powder; corner rounder; pop dots; Eyelet Circle & Circle Nestabilitie
After much colouring with a paintbrush and distress ink I finished my background using the Lattice Stamp which I clear embossed in Walnut Stain. Yes, some of the colours ran into one another but I am ok with that, I was not looking for a perfect finish. I then popped it up on my circular die cut card. Stamped some leaves and a pumpkin, coloured again, trimmed and adhered over the sentiment strip with more pop dots.
On the home front all is well. I took my mountain bike for its first short ride a day ago and promptly crashed....twice! I have some nice bruises to show for it. It's going to take a few practice rides to get comfortable, I don't particularly like the downhills or the feeling of my feet in cleats! I am more than happy to ride uphill, and of course I prefer running because my feet are firmly ON the ground! But I really want to give mountain biking a go, you can cover so much more distance and there are so many beautiful off road trails. Any advice from lady mountain bikers would be welcomed!
I came across a crafter here in Pietermaritzburg while I was googling and we hope to meet up next week for a cup of coffee. So nice to know that there are like minded people in the same small town!
Not sure what our plans are for this morning, all I know is that it is going to be hot, hot, hot here today! Have a fabulous day!