Saturday, 17 March 2012

Out of Season

When I saw the inspiration photo at For Your Inspiration, I positively leaped for joy!  I love rich autumnal colours and while it might not be the season for them, I just had to play along.  What a beautiful Oriental garden; I can just imagine myself on that bridge!

This inspiration photo was also the perfect opportunity to play with the gorgeous leaf designs of French Foliage.  I started by stamping leaves randomly onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  The colours I used are Cherry Cobbler (which I LOVE!), More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso.  I then stamped the splodges in Crumb Cake.  I can see these splodges being very useful!

The stamped panel was then mounted onto textured Very Vanilla card stock (a trick I picked up from my upline Vicky's blog), with a length of Cherry Cobbler seam binding secured underneath.  I wanted an 'off the page' look, so I didn't fasten the binding on the right, but rather left it loose.  The sentiment was then stamped beneath in... surprise surprise... Cherry Cobbler!

Here's a close-up of those lovely leaves:

Stamps: French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Card: Very Vanilla, textured Very Vanilla, Confetti Cream
Other: Cherry Cobbler seam binding

You can order these and any other SU supplies easily just by sending me an email or giving me a ring on 07977 141605.  It's Sale-a-bration so you earn free stamp sets and designer paper for every £45 you spend.  I have a free P&P offer running for my first three customers and a prize draw to win a set of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.

I got very excited yesterday as we had a pair of grey wagtails flitting about the beck.  It looked like they were investigating the bank so I hope they nest!  We are really lucky to enjoy some fantastic wildlife in our garden, including a kingfisher and a pair of dippers. We even saw a weasel once.

Join me again tomorrow to see a Sale-a-bration stamp set with some oh-so-strokable paper!

Thanks for popping by today,


  1. Ah perfect!!! Love your take on this gorgeous inspirational photo!

  2. Like you, Victoria, I know it's the wrong season for these colours, but they are so lush and warm, it's like getting a big hug lol! Beautifully stamped card, I love it Karen x

  3. LOVE.YOUR.CARD! I adore multi stamped panels and your take of the colors is fantastic! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

  4. Gorgeous Victoria, I love autumnal colours.

  5. Very beautiful interpretation ! Wonderful graphic effect. Congratulations !

    Hugs from France.

  6. Fabulous card Victoria - the leaf stamps are awesome. This is a superb interpretation of the inspiration photo - thank you so much for taking part in the FYI Challenge - hope we will see you again next time.
    Sylvia xx

  7. Hey Victoria - you are quite the artist and this card is so pretty. Wonderful colors.

  8. Out of season or not, this is simply gorgeous! What fabulous leaves.

  9. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo! Love the leaves. So glad you joined us at FYI!

  10. I almost missed this one Victoria! Aren't these leaves just gorgeous?! A brilliant interpretation of the inspiration photo! Vicky x

  11. What gorgeous leaves you've created from the photo. Reminds me of Yosemite National Park.

  12. Beautiful picture (looks like in a fairy tale) and you managed to imitate the feeling in it! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    La Vikinga / Sweden

  13. Victoria, this is so beautiful! I love French Foliage (I don't know why I still don't have it!). The colours, the stamping of the leaves and splots, the layout, and that little banner all work together to create a fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us at FYI!

  14. Wow - this is gorgeous! I love the layers and the ribbon treatment! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  15. Simply beautiful! Wonderful take on the challenge! Thanks for playing with us at FYI!


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