I drove up to Warwickshire and back on Sunday and some of the Autumn colours on the trees are stunning already. So, when I was tidying up in here yesterday morning I had a thought. At Ally Pally I'd been given a smallish leaf shaped stamp, free, gratis and for nothing with some purchases and, as it happened, I was also re-inking those dried out Distress Inks I've jabbered on about a few times. I figured that I'd invested too much to ditch them, and the re-inkers should last a good long while so I bought some. How glad I am that I did too - those ink pads slurped the ink up like camels drinking at an oasis after a trek across the Sahara! Brilliant, plus there's still plenty in the bottles to re-ink the pads a few times over - and I promise you, I now know what they should have been like all along :)
Of course, being me, I wanted to test the re-inked pads out so had a little play and this is what I came up with:
I just used some cream coloured background card and a selection of TH inks then stamped 'willy-nilly'. The colours are brighter/richer and much more Autumnal in real life, no matter how many photos I've taken! The background cards are a rich cream so that shows how the colour has washed out in the photo - and this is the pick of a large bunch:(
- A6 cream linen card stock
- mustard/gold Core'dinations card for matting - snippets again
- the stamped leaves background - TH Distress inks in Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Old Paper and Walnut Stain
- Art Impressions tree stamp - G-1277 (also a great stamp for Christmas cards with the twinkling technique over it). Stamped using Versafine Vintage Sepia with a little whisk of it round the edges
- the green strip and chopped up greeting were in a Craftwork cards goodie bag I'd had for ages. After Sarn's success with her Warren goodie bag, yesterday I went right through the ones I'd put to one side in disappointment about a year ago, fished out the best stuff and put it all nicely away. I was surprised how much better it all looked when out of the pouches and separated out - together a lot of it just 'jarred' as a kit. A shame as I like so much of their stuff.
I'd like to enter this for the following challenges:
Phindy's Place Challenge #75 - Autumn/Fall
That's me for today!