Monday, 24 August 2015

Autumn is the Year's Last Smile!

Hello to You All  and it's lovely that you pop in to my little bit of a blog.  It's always lovely to see my very talented followers and also to see new names commenting but perhaps don't have a blog so that I can return the visit, so thank you one and all for the time you all take.

We have a mixed bag of weather today, not quite doing what was forecast which was loads of rain, and Alistair didn't go away as he believed the forecast and now is kicking himself, oh well that is the joys of being an outdoor kind a guy.

My card today is coloured with the new Creative Expression Iridescent Watercolour Paints, see what you think;
Well I had no idea where I was going with this one colour wise, I just wanted to use these paints, which are the Christmas Set, and as you can see it turned out to have an Autumn theme.
Image is from Lavinia Stamps, coloured and cut out and put on to shimmer card, then matted onto a card coloured with brayering DI in the shades that I've used on the image. Sentiment is one that was free with a magazine, and some gems.

I hope you can see the effect of the paints as they are rather lovely.

I thought I would show you the beautiful frame Amanda made for me to say thanks for all the little handcrafted gifts I've given her, 
I was really touched by her thoughtfulness in making this so special for me with all the crafting details. It will have pride of place if I can get around to making our spare room my crafty corner and not the end of the dining table.

So that is me for today, I hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying their day.
I'm back to rehearsals at the Choral Society tonight, and we are doing something really different, Fanshaw's African Sanctus, which involved a troupe of drummers. totally new to me, but I've heard it in concert and it is something else, so looking forward to that.

Till next time, take care,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

This truly is a gorgeous stamp and I love how you have coloured her with the watercolour paints. Sometimes starting a card with no preconceived design is the best way to get your creativity to flow and I love the finished result. It started off dry here but has been raining for the past two hours and now it looks a little brighter but I shan't hold my breath :/

Erika said...

A lovely card and I agree it does have a lovely autumnal feel, bit like the weather. A super image as well.
How kind of Amanda to make you a crafty frame, now you need that room to put it in!
Enjoy your choral practise.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Sandy said...

I sure do love this image Kate - it's hard to tell on computer how wonderful I am sure the colors look. Very pretty card Sugar!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

She is a lovely image, Kate, and love the colors and coloring.
The Frame is so very pretty, wonderful gift for you.


cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kate, such a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.

rachel said...

brilliant kate - i adore this stamp - and i love your gift too - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Patricia said...

Oh! Kate, I really love that image and what you have done with the paints.
Brilliant, absolutely beautiful.
Love your wonderful gift as well.
Patricia xxx

Carol said...

A beautiful card Kate, love the image and autumnal colours. Gorgeous pressie too. Carol x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate. I love the image and your colouring is so beautiful.
The gift you have received is lovely, so thoughtful.
hugs Sue xx

pam said...

Beautiful card design Kate, gorgeous image and love these colours and details.
Lovely gift you have received.
Hugs Pam

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
I love that stamp, and you have coloured it in wonderfully.
A great colour scheme too, and lovely design.
What a wonderful frame, and a great gift for a crafty person.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous and love these colour combo's. Lovely gift too Kate.
xx  {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

SARN said...

Cool card and how lovely to get such a pretty frame xxx

Hazel said...

Kate, a beautiful design on your card, and your frame is gorgeous. Hazel x

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the autumnal colours they are really warm, love your gift too.

Asha said...

LOVE the warm colours...really suits the image. I'm getting a fab boho vibe from this card.
x Asha

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
These mica paints do have a wonderful sheen. They work beautifully with your image.
Go for it with the spare room. Every gal needs a craft room!
Best wishes.
Ang x