Thursday, 15 March 2012

Faith in French Autumn Days

I've been playing with three stamp sets to play along with this week's Less is More challenge. It's been a few weeks since I've entered what with getting my SU venture organised, so it's nice to entering again.  It's a one-layer week featuring script so I had a play with Autumn Days, French Foliage and Faith in Nature (a hostess set).

First off, I had a vision of a pheasant leaving some wheat, so tried to incorporate the script from French Foliage into the corner of the wheat.  My pheasant looked like he was floating off in confetti card space so I added a couple of embossed lines which do help but, well, he is a bit lost!  I absolutely love this pheasant stamp though.  Last week while birdwatching at Leighton Moss, I ended up sharing my sandwich with a very friendly pheasant who came within two feet of me!

I then played with the gorgeous leaves in French Foliage, stamping then in Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard over the top of the script in Crumb Cake.  I embossed opposite corners for definition but I'm not too happy with it.  Don't think I've quite "mastered the white space".

Finally, the images in the gorgeous Faith In Nature stamp set incorporate script so I thought I'd have a bash with one of those.  I decided on the pear, stamping in Soft Suede and colouring with my blender pen and Always Artichoke and More Mustard.  The sentiment is from the same set and is also stamped in Always Artichoke.  This is the card I'm most pleased with.

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A heron has taken to sitting and fishing just outside the house which is amazing to watch, especially when the dipper (who regularly visits) was fishing from a stone near him!  And yesterday the ducks launched a mass invasion of the garden, and as I opened the dining room window to get a photo, Socks decided that it all sounded a bit too tasty and decided to investigate!  Needless to say the ducks made a hasty exit back to the beck!

Thanks for spending some of your time here today,


  1. fabulous set of cards. Love the pheasant and the pear especially.

    Kath x
    Thanks for your comment.

  2. Hola Victoria, thank you for your comment, i'm glad to see you in my blog:D
    Fantastic CAS cards, you have a gorgeous set of stamps, beautiful color inks, my fav is the pear card.Good job Victoria.
    I think you cat Socks is a great guardian, it may act as a deterrent to ducks:D
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

  3. Gorgeous cards Victoria so well stamped , beautiful colours
    Well done Love your cat looking at the ducks ...
    Hugs Elaine

  4. Magnificent realizations ! Sensible choice of colors. Beautiful stamps. I like your graphic effect ! Congratulations !

    Hugs from France.

  5. All your cards are fabulous Victoria but my favourite is that gorgeous pear which looks great on the speckled card stock. I love the photo of Socks and what a beautiful view you have! Vicky x

  6. Doesn't everything in your new set have a lovely name?....Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and my favourite...Crumb Cake! YUM...haaa!
    Love what you're gettin' up to, with all your goodies....but know what you mean about the "white space"...scares me!

  7. Beautiful set! Pretty cards!

  8. What a wonderful outlook you have... looks like the kitty is enjoying it too!
    Your cards are all fabulous... very difficult to choose a favourite!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Love your little pheasant but my favourite s the pear. Super colouring. xx

  10. These are all terrific Victoria
    The last one particularly superb
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  11. All your cards are so pretty. I think my favorite is that pear. So elegant.

  12. Both are fab cards, but the pear wins! What a stunner!

  13. All the cards were pretty, and your description of the view out your window had me drooling, just like socks! The pear was my favorite, i think, but it was close.

  14. Wonderful cards - I might make you laugh but you are the artsy one. Love the picture out your window and your cat - great photography!

  15. Gorgeous cards Victoria, I think the pear one is my favourite. Socks has a lovely view out of that window.

  16. I do like that pear script card, soft colours and so elegant. and what a fabulous view you have from your window!
    hugs, annie x

  17. I love the pear and the script!
    Your cat is well behaved- sitting there looking at the ducks.
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog.

  18. Gorgeous cards, Victoria! I especially like the wheat combined with the pheasant. I adore your stories and pics of Socks. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite felines! L-D

  19. All of your cards are beautiful, Victoria...but I'm really partial to the pear stamp...I LOVE that set!!!


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