Good morning folks. Hope you're all well and if you're not feeling too great, hope you feel better soon (Thinking of you Ita xxx).
Thank you for all of your baking and pickling tales. I must add, I don't have a particularly sweet tooth (cheese flavoured snacks are my downfall) so any baking in the sweet line is for Mr Duck or friends benefit as I can take it or leave it. I do partake but one piece will generally do.
Now, I would normally have scheduled this but time ran away from me yesterday and I decided to enter this in the HOC Photo Inspiration, Any Style Goes Challenge (click link to check it out).
I made this a while ago but hadn't posted it before as I had applied to CE for their DT and this was one of my submissions (The Autumnal theme one). I have now heard from CE and, unsurprisingly, its a "no". A bit disappointed but didn't really think I had a Duck in orange sauce chance of getting in so it was probably a bit ambitious for my first DT application.
I had originally made a similar card for one of Mr Duck's colleagues who wanted an anniversary card in Autumn shades and I liked it so did a slightly different version to fit the CE brief.
The HOC inspiration photo is . . . . . . . . . . . . .
so I thought of my card as soon as I saw it.
Its an A5 card base made from PMD cream linen card. I inked this with a variety of distress inks (in yellow, orange and browns), darker at the edges and graduating to lighter in the middle.
I then stamped a leaf stamp (one of my car boot bargain box finds) in the same colour inks, around the edge to create a leafy frame.
I then cut the frame from the SB Elegant Labels Four out of more cream card and inked the edges with Bundled Sage distress ink, trying to get a bit of colour graduation on that too.
Flowers are SB Bitty Blossoms and Britannia Medium Rose, inked and blinged and SB Foliage behind them.
The heart is a Sissix one stamped with a CE sentiment. I then clear embossed the whole heart to give it a glazed look.
A cream organza bow completes the ensemble.
Sorry if the post is a bit rushed but I'm trying to squeeze everything (housework, washing etc) in before Sue W at 12pm and then my beloved F1 at 2pm (only highlights sadly as I refuse to have Sky so I'm trying to avoid anything that may give the result away)
Have a great day folks. Beautiful and sunny here at the moment but did have condensation on the windows this morning so its obviously cooling off at night now. . . . . . .thank heavens for a Karcher Window Vac!!!