It was another glorious day here today. The sun was shining, and it was warm, but just warm enough to be comfortable in long sleeves, no sweater. I love fall days like this, when it smells like fall, sounds like fall, looks like fall, yet it is a wee bit warmer than the crisp fall days. I love those, also, though.
So, my card today was inspired by the last three daisies in my garden, that just refuse to give up. They are hanging in there, standing proud and tall, and giving their very last bit of life to add some cheer to my decaying garden. I love daisies; they are my favorite flower. They are cheerful, unpretentious, and always make me smile. They look so pretty on a window sill in a little vase, and add so much life and cheer to a garden patch. Their bloom is long, and they look like dancers when they sway in the wind.
I started with a Darice embossing folder - the one with the daisies, and put it through my Cuttlebug with white bristol paper in it. I fussy-cut the daisies from the paper and set it aside.
For the background panel, I used a piece of bristol paper, and dragged fossilized amber, peeled paint, and broken china distress oxide inks from top to bottom of the paper. I dried that with my heat tool, then dragged the same colors horizontally across the paper, and dried that.
I made a frame from amber card stock with an Our Daily Bread double stitched die, and attached the background piece to it, wrapped some yellow, blue and green string around it, then attached it to a white A2 card.
I used the distress inks as watercolor, and added color to the daisies with a paint brush, then attached it to the card with glue dots and foam tape. The Blessings die is from Simon Says Stamp Christmas Blessings SSSD111380. I cut it several times, sponged the oxided on the last die cut, and layered them, then attached it to the card. I was going to add some sequins or clear crystals, but thought it had enough going on, so didn't.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest Challenge - Abundant Blessings
There is still time to join any of the Falliday Fest challenges on Splitcoaststampers. The deadline is October 31st. You can learn more about the challenges HERE. Stop in and check out all the galleries and different challenge opportunities. And the amazing tutorials.
The Flower Challenge - Favorite flower
I am going for prize # 4 - The Ton gift certificate
Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge - Anything goes with dies
I hope you enjoyed your weekend. May you have a blessed week ahead.
Thanks so much for visiting.