Something to share at last

The kitchen is finished, and has seen action no shortages of lunches for next week at work!  The joy of having a dishwasher again getting pots dirty is so much less frightening.

The studio has been restored but the muse is taking her own sweet time joining me there.   Not for lack of ideas or inspiration just that little spark needs encouraging.   A couple of challenges popped out at me today resulting in the card here.

Just us Girls have a technique challenge where you are to use the Grid Technique.    Rogue Redhead Designs challenge is to use Autumn Colours.

The colours of this time of year are so rich natures final show before she sheds her cloths for winter, all those fallen leaves make jolly good mulch as well.    Colours then bronze, copper, reds, oranges, greens and yellows.   The Grid Technique check out this tutorial the Just us Girls team have shared on their site, don't you just love how people around the world share techniques like this?

So those are the ingredients what to do with them.    Pulled out lots of DP in various autumnal shades and finally settled on just the one with a flora design.   The base card is 8"x8" folded and coloured with Adirondack dye based inks and ink dusters, the seed heads are from one Rogue Redhead stamp in Copper.    The topper having decided to use RRH's love birds (this time in Bronze) I cut a piece of yellow card, embossed it with the grid and then placed the open birdcage mask over it.   Green ink blended over it before the birds were stamped, the image was then coloured with Whisper Pens in shades of browns and oranges.

Nice to get inky this afternoon, its no fun out of doors.


  1. Loving your autumnal card Zoe, am wondering if we are the only two people left in the world who still use Whisper
    Looked at your new kitchen on Facebook, its fab, loving the great colours. Enjoy the week ahead, Annette x

  2. Gorgeous card, Zoe! Great colours - must check out that technique

  3. Those love birds are adorable. Nice touch with the grid in the BG. Thanks for joining us for Just Us Girls this week :)

  4. Lovely card, Zoe. Thanks for playing along with the RRD Rebel Challenge.

  5. Great job with the grid technique! Thanks for playing along over at Just Us Girls.

  6. Lovely! You've made those birds look so sophisticated! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at RRD!

  7. WOW! This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! Great job - I love, love, LOVE how you've incorporated the grid technique! THANKS for joining the fun with Just Us Girls!


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