The fountain below is now dry but still leads the view towards the coast where Queen Victoria even had her own private beach
and there was even a pop of purple and red amongst the golds
There is even a replica Swiss chalet which Prince Albert had built as a giant wendy house for their children. They enjoyed cooking and gardening here, what lucky children they were.
By now I am sure these are quite a size and will be ready just in time for Halloween.
As I sorted through these photos the colour gave me some autumnal inspiration....reds, golds, browns, purples......such richness which we are beginning to see all around us now. I hope to take an autumn walk tomorrow to find my autumn treasures...conkers.
My card challenge creation today is inspired by the colours of Osborne and the pumpkin. I rarely use these colours in my work but at this time of year they are so uplifting. There are also some lovely autumnal themed challenges around which I wanted to take part in.
I made this card for my dear Dad's birthday, which was yesterday. I used lots of Tim Holtz Distress inks to create a "master sheet" of autumnal colours. I first cut a backing piece to which I added some Vintage photo DI through Tim's honeycomb stencil. I also embossed another piece of the card with a Sizzix folder and blended more DIs onto this.
The leaves are cut using a sweet Memory Box die. I edged them all with Walnut Stain DI. I also cut a couple of gold leaves, a birthday sentiment and mounted my card on the same gold cardstock. My Dad loves his garden so the wheelbarrow and the tree branch all added to the feel of his card.
A Vintage Journey The colours of autumn
A Creative Romance in the garden
Crafty Catz birthday
Simon Says Wednesday anything goes
Pan Pastel UK embossing
Creative Inspirations autumn colours
Bearly Mine autumnal colours
Penny Black and More autumnal colours
Little Claire's birthday card
Our Creative Corner Inspirational photo I was inspired by the rich autumnal feel of all the photos as well as the golden sunlight shining through the green leaves. I tried to get a feel of the sunshine shining through in the centre of my card.
Thanks always for your visits and kind comments you take the time to leave.
I was looking for some autumnal quotes and found this sweet little poem written by George Elliot which I wanted to share before I go;
Come said the leaves to the wind one day,
Come O'er the meadows and we will play.
Put on your dresses of scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow old.
Have a lovely autumnal weekend. It's time to start scrunching through those fallen leaves when we go out to walk and to marvel at all the fruits Mother Nature has ripened to feed the wildlife through the coming months. I shall take my camera and try to capture a few.
Bye for now,