Happy weekend to you all! Sorry for my prolonged absence, I think my recent whirlwind of travels finally caught up with me! I had another overnight stay and training session for work which I think I managed on auto-pilot! I did also manage to squeeze in a day off and spent it visiting our nearby stately home, Chatsworth House, where they currently have a huge outdoor sculpture exhibition. There were more than 30 pieces spread out across the garden and I made sure I saw every one, covering quite a distance in the autumnal sunshine. Here are my favourites:
I also discovered some new treats that are permanent fixtures in the garden but I had never come across before:
How beautiful are the arms of this garden bench?
I caught I glimpse of this shadowy figure out of the corner of my eye and at first thought it was a real person. The effect from a distance was incredible – beautiful but at the same time a little ethereal, if you have seen the Woman in Black you might know what I mean by the latter!!
Anyway, on to today’s project. Having had to miss a couple of challenges I am very happy to be back and able to join in over at City Crafter Challenge Blog. The theme this week is “Scribble Doodle Fun.” Here’s my card:
I’ve used my Paperartsy Eclectica 07 stamps, by Emma Godfrey to create the heads of these Rennie Mackintosh style roses. I coloured them with Polychromos. The grassy border is from the same stamp set. I doodled the stems, leaves and border using a fine black pen. The background was created with Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean distress inks and I did a little more doodling with a white pen to complete the look.
Before I go, here’s one last photo’ from my visit – this is one of my favourite views at Chatsworth, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced it in the autumn before.
Thanks for buzzing by.