Today has been a good day, although also a sad day as it's the last day of annual leave I have before Christmas. But I think I have spent the day quite well, starting by visiting a small Polish artisan bakery which I didn't know existed but is actually located really close to where I usually shop. They make a really nice brioche and a rather tasty sourdough, no yeast, rye bread. Not to mention the doughnuts... Then I went to the Hotel Chocolat factory shop which is located just a few minutes from the bakery. I have been intentionally keeping away from the place, and after going there today I realised I should have continued to do so. Lots of chocolate for up to 70% off. Dangerous, dangerous place! So when I came home, I headed off for a run for quite an obvious reason.
I also received my Rhodia notebook today, so I started my bullet journal/diary. I can't wait to show you a few pages soon. Although based on my attempts at writing in a nice handwriting, I still have a long way to go. Hence, I thought sticking to stamped and die cut sentiments is probably the thing for me, and I'll go back to practice my handwriting. Like we had to do when we were kids at school... that shows I haven't come very far from when I was 7 years old. Sigh.
And finally she gets to today's card, you sigh with relief. I had some of my Brusho card left over from my previous card here and I was inspired by the autumn inspiration images over at Lawnscaping and Daring Cardmakers. And the image from Daring Cardmakers highlighted a very important lack of horse stamps in my collection. How has this happened? I'm happy to hear any recommendations of cute/beautiful horse stamps that you have. Last but not least I was inspired by the sketch over at Retro Sketches - this week you can pick any of your old favourites from the archives and I picked #221.
I started by a very light sprinkle of orange and light brown Brushos on the background card and spritzed with a mini mister. Then I die cut leaves from a piece of card I had coloured with Brushos a few days ago. Didn't want the rest of that lovely card go to waste, I love those warm autumn colours. I also die cut a banner and sentiment from Perfectly Plaid and stamped the matching sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white onto the die cut. I really love that sprinkled look from the Brushos.
Card: 300 gsm hammered white card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words and matching dies
Ink and colouring: Versamark, Brushos
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves, Everyday Sentiment Banner
Other: Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder