This week we have had some workmen in to errect our new summer house and landscape the area around it,so inbetween keeping them filled up with coffee's and feeding them toasted sandwiches and burgers I have been busy with my latest DT card for http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/, This months challenge is anything goes with the option of Fall. I as always really enjoyed making this one. I love the colours of Autumn,it's my favourite season so it was easy to get inspired.
I started this one by choosing a image from the Gruffies and Happy hoppers cd,I just love the bear with the pumpkin on his head lol. The backing paper was from the cd to so that saved a lot of time searching through hundreds of 12x12 papers to find the right one. As always I love to bring this wonderful artwork from Ellen alive by decoupaging it up to look 3D although the photo never does it justice.If you could see it in the flesh,it really looks like he is wearing the pumpkin and the other has his hands inside the pumpkin. I then chose a copper miricard for behind the backing paper and the image to make it pop more. Then with this lovely Tonic punch,butterflies I think it's called, I punched along the bottom of the backing paper and stuck it to the miricard. I had these lovely reeds in my stash from years ago and thought they suited the colours of the season so thought I would make use of them. Then I found this beautiful orange ribbon among my ribbon collecting obsession boxes and doubled it up and tied it to give a fuller double bow and placed a beautiful button with a sparkly in the center on the center of the bow. I then threaded some peach and brown beads onto these lovely stick pins and stuck them into the back of the bow so as to hide the sharp ends and attached it to the card. I found this other image of a house mouse all dressed up for Halloween but can't remember where I got him,sorry. I decoupaged him to and thought it would look sweet if I placed him at the bottom,looking up at the bears. I am very pleased with the finished card and hope it has inspired you to have a go and come over and enter the challenge at http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/ where our sponsors for this month are Bearly mine and are giving the lucky winner a £10 voucher http://bmd-creations.blogspot.co.uk/ So what have you got to lose,even if you are not lucky enough to win you will have a great card to give someone special a real treat. Happy crafting everyone :)