I love this time of year - there are piles of leaves lying around everywhere and the child in me just cannot resist kicking up a few :D
The stamp is 'April' from the LOTV Fairy Calendar range, which was released in the summer. As you can see from my teamie Karen Oliver's lovely card, she's usually playing in the puddles after some April showers.
To prepare her for a bit of leaf-kicking I have given her sleeves and coloured her in Autumnal colours (mostly with Graph'Its)
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170 and 4145
Hair: 3255 and 3280
Dress: 3210 and Ivory Promarker
Boots: 2150, 2180, 3130
Wings: 9500, 9501 (and glitter)
I've covered up the puddles with some tiny leaves which I cut from some paper scraps using my CraftRobo. The sentiment was stamped with one of the stamps in the Pretty Grungy - Good Times set, also LOTV.
I've inked the edges of the main panel with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and roughened the edges of my layers with scissors, to give the card a slightly grungy look.
I made a second version of this card to send to my lovely crafty buddy Sue.
This tags on this one were stamped with the Everyday Sentiment Tags stamp set from LOTV.
I can't make up my mind which version I like best. What do you think?
I would like to enter the top card in the following challenges:-
DRS Designs #197 Fall-ing for You!
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #103: anything goes with a twist ... use some leaves
Crafty Cardmakers #150 Autumn Colours
Creative Inspirations #332 - Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch!
Mod Squad Challenge - FLIP FLOP
Addicted to Stamps #112 THINGS WITH WINGS
Polka Doodles Add Sparkle, Bling or Glitter
Penny Black - Autumn colours
Stamping Sensations - Colours of autumn
Whimsy Stamp Challenge #87 Fall Colours or Christmas
Crafty Boots - Autumn and Halloween
Crafting From The Heart - #83 Anything Goes
Craft your passion - #285 Anything Goes
Well, that's all from me for now.
Except to say go and kick up some leaves if you can, it's one of life's little pleasures.