Thursday, September 21, 2017

I'm sorry about this...

I apologise to all about this, but since I had a very bad cold/flu/whatever over a month ago, I've been behind in everything in my life. It's only now, as I sit in a nice hotel room in Sydney, that I can post things that I should have over a fortnight ago.

One of these things is a card for Get Creative Challenges Challenge #62, that has a theme of Autumn/Fall.

I hope you can see the background design I tried to achieve with a stencil, double-sided tape and various containers of gilding flakes. The stencil is a gorgeous one by (forget the name but I'll fix up when I get home) with a leaf pattern over it. I lay some wide double-sided  tape over some white cardstock, positioned the stencil over top and then tried filling in the leaf patterns with a bronzy mixture of gilding flakes. There are some areas that represent the sky/void space, which I covered with silver; and then after removing the stencil, I filled in the leaf outlines with a greeny mixture. One thing with gilding flakes is that when you drop a piece on double-sided tape, there is NO chance of picking it up to try again. Anyway, that's it for the background. The image is AliciaBel's Felicity that was coloured using my Copic markers to tie in with the autumnal theme. You should be able to see the other accoutrements I used to finish the card.

This challenge is sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps, AliciaBel and Fred, She Said Designs. Winners of this challenge can win 2 digistamps from Angie's Digital Stamps or a $10 voucher to spend at AliciaBel or Fred, She Said Designs.
Join us at Get Creative and see what Autumn goodness has been created. Make a card and join in the fun.

Bye for now.



  1. She's beautifully coloured Janelle - her skirt has fab dimension. Enjoy your time away.

    1. Thanks Linda. Sydney was fantastic. We had my bestie and her husband fly down for the 4 days we were in Sydney and had a whale of a time all together. The weather was beautiful as well. We're now in Melbourne visiting my step-daughter for her birthday.

  2. Hope that you are feeling better now, this flu season has been ridiculous to say the least. Your card is super cute and I am so glad you got a chance to share it with us!

    1. Thanks Therese. I swear my voice is half an octave lower than previously from the coughing I did; but I'm mostly totally recovered. Though, all of this holidaying and good times is starting to wear me down. Seems I'm never satisfied. hahaha. Bye for now. :)


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