Seriously - up here in North Dakota, you can't walk 2 steps without encountering one of the stingalicious flymobiles - and breathing deeply is done at your own peril.
Autumn is my most favoritest season, though, and I can't wait to become a boots-sportin', PSL-guzzling, sweater-wearing gal again.
Over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge, we are celebrating Autumn in fine fashion with our new challenge.
Our theme this month is Harvest Basket with the optional element of Fruit.
For my creation, I inked up a stamp that has been beckoning me since I bought it last Fall. It's a gorgeous autumn basket from the STAMPlorations HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS: Thankful for Autumn set.
I'm sorry I don't have my usual process photos to show off - I actually made this background a while ago when I was just putzing around having some messy fun in my room.
I can tell you the process, though.
- Sponge a mixture of Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks on a sheet of cardstock
- Ink up a grungy-looking stamping with Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and randomly plop that baby onto the sponged paper.
- Apply gold texture paste through a stencil in random areas around the edges.
My image was colored with Spectrum Noir Makers and Distress Markers and then I embossed the sentiment on a sheet of vellum.
I'm going to link my Harvest beauty up to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Lets Get Inky
In other BIG and super cool news! I'm so excited to announce that I was invited to be a part of the 2016-2017 Fusion Challenge team!
I love the Fusion Challenge and the seriously talented design team they've always seemed to gather so I was uber chuffed when I got the email! Hope you'll pop by & check out my new teamies!