Daring Card Makers

It's Friday and I am back blogging.  Fingers crossed as my browser went on strike and hasn't allowed me to blog, visit, comment, search, which turns out to be at least 50% of my life!  I've also had lots of lovely new visitors and now that things seem to be on an even keel I hope to come visiting for a cuppa and a biccie.

Especially good news is that the Daring Card Makers team have asked me to stay on as a Guest Designer for another month.  As it's the 1st Friday of the month that means a colour challenge and Sharon has organised a beautiful Autumn palette for us.  I've used a sketch from the Sugar Bowl's Autumn challenge #93 as additional inspiration for my card.

Here's the colour palette for comparison:

I knew I wanted to use the lovely Autumn stamp set that I'd bought earlier in the year and been hoarding waiting for the seasons to change.  Next I chose the Copic colours I thought went best with the challenge.  The range of Copics I have to choose from is far less than the amount of papers I own, so I thought that was the best way to go.  Here's my selection.
In the final edit I don't think I used the light orange and I brought a little blue into the colouring as it just felt right.  Before I started the colouring I also chose the papers from American Crafts Peachy Keen plus a bit of MME woodgrain paper from one of the Miss Caroline pads.
 Next came the colouring and I added a few extra shades of brown to the original pen selection.
The little acorn was among the charms in my jewellery kit and juts had to be included, hung from a piece of the Peachy Keen ribbon.  The 'hello there' bubble sticker was part of a metal charm, but it was just too big for the card so I pulled the sticky bit off and used it on its own.

Check out the inspiration at the Daring Card Makers for this week's challenge and join in with your entries there. 

** Kate **


Lisa-Jane said…
What a lovely card and that charm just makes it. Glad to see you back.
Lythan said…
I'm so glad you are staying on and the card is fab. particularly like the acorn branches and charm :)
I'm so pleased you're staying for another month. Gorgeous card, it's perfect for this colour combo and I really love the acorns x
debby4000 said…
Oh I love your sweet, gorgeous card.
Jennifer said…
Beautiful details and colours...love it! Thanks for playing at The Sugar Bowl xx Jenny xx

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