Monday, 7 September 2009

Apples in the fall

Last friday I went to a nearby stampstore to pick up a magnolia stamp I had bought at a sale over the net. Since I already have free busrides for the whole month I thought I'd save on the shipping (that actually ate the sale savings). So I went to the store and instead of saving the 12sek in shipping (about $2) I left 429 sek poorer, lol. They had a special sale on patterned papers (they needed to make room for the news coming in) and naturally I wanted to help them out ;) I also picked up 2 extra magnolias because they were ridiculously cheap and I liked them both.

I've actually started to shop smart lately. I pick out 2-3 patterned papers that match and lately I've started to get matching cardstock at the same time. Here's an example with the little kit I used for my card today:

I think I'm actually going to store my papers together like this. Right now I have them sorted in cardstock and patterned, but this will make it easier to find matching cardstock and not use up the right colour when making other cards.

Ok, enough with the rambling :D
I made a card for the sugar bowl blog. The challenge was using a sketch and buttons on your card. I've been wanting to join this challenge, but haven't had the time to finish it. Now with the deadline approaching I needed to get it done. I had so much fun with this card. I wanted to use the papers and make a more "autumny" card. The girl with apples fitted that criteria perfectly. I made the buttons by punching out circles and holes in them.
The paper isn't really what I normally use and it took strength not to add any glitter, lol. But I fell inlove with it when I saw it and think I'm going to use more of the distressed/dirty look more often.

Promarkers used: amethyst, aubergine, poppy, saffron, terracotta, umber, cornflower and marsh green.

Thanks for looking and thank you everyone about the nice comments about my colouring skills. They really warm my heart :)


Lilian said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Holley said...

That's such a gorgeous card! I love it. I am very much a fall color person. I like how you say you had to pick up the extra magnolias because they were "ridiculously cheap". LOL! If only we could get magnolia stamps in our stores!! Hugs, Holley

Sharon Caudle said...

OH OH OH!!!! this is just STUNNING!! So much dimension and texture and interest on this card. But nothing overwhelming at all! I ADORE this!!! Beautiful colors, love the layout, and those buttons are fabulous! Awesome stuff here, Katarina!!! hugs!