Saturday, 1 October 2016

Gentle Astrid at Crafts Galore Encore


A very warm welcome to my latest followers, Janice Rohde, Sidelle Menon, Richa Maurya and Hindustanka.  I'm so glad you could join me!

It's October! 
Can you believe it?
The nights are drawing in here in the Northern hemisphere. There's a bit of a chill in the air, morning mist on the ground and the leaves are just starting to turn golden. We are lucky to be getting quite a bit of sunshine at the moment .... it's such a beautiful time of the year!

The start of a new month means a new challenge at 

This month the theme is Anything Goes and our sponsor is Kenny K Stamps.

I wasn't one of the lucky DT members to get a Kenny K stamp to work with this time, so as the theme is Anything Goes, I chose to use the gorgeous Gentle Astrid #272 digital stamp from ArtbyMiran.

I coloured the image with alcohol markers, then die cut it with a stitched rectangle and lightly inked the background. I matted and layered the image on black and patterned paper to make a topper for my 'Over the Edge' card.

The background patterned paper is a digital download from Yanie which you can find here. (Yanie has some beautiful paper packs and they are available free of charge: I highly recommend you take a look through her pages). Gorgeous ivory lace was fixed along the bottom edge and the paper was matted onto black card. The topper was attached on foam pads over the lace.

Three flowers were created from patterned paper in the same pack. They were die cut with Heartfelt Creations 'Arianna' dies, shaped and assembled with a black gemstone in the centre of each. Two leaves were die cut using Sweet Dixie's 'Pretty Petals' dies. They were inked in green, brown and orange to give an autumnal tone.

Well, that's all from me for today. 
Hope you have a great weekend!

Please pop to over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DT's wonderful designs.
We'd love to see your creations.  
Click here to link up your project :-)

Before you go ...

... don't forget to add yourself to the draw for my blog candy - it closes at midnight GMT on 16th October.
The draw takes place on 17th October. 

You can find out how HERE.

 Thanks for stopping by today. 

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Artbymiran Challenge #68 AG 13/10
Creates and Makes #4 AG/Use of die 24/10
Cardz4galz #32 Autumn Colours 12/10
Crafting Circle October AG 31/10
Creatalicious Challenges #100 AG 14/10
Scrappers Delights #60 AG 30/10
Colour Crazy Challenge #23 AG 14/10
Creative Fingers Challenge #117 AG 14/10
Craft Rocket Challenges #25 Ribbon and/or Lace 11/10
Classic Design Team Challenge October 28/10
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #14 AG 15/10
Eclectic Ellapu October (Purple Team) Autumn 31/10
Digital Delights #14 AG 20/10
DL Art October 2/11
Crafty Girls Creations #26 AG 5/10

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