The first was this colour challenge from ScrapMuch? The colours are so rich and warm but I decided NOT to go for an autumn page but took inspiration from the cat instead.
The second challenge was this sketch on My Scraps and More. I had to rotate the sketch because my photos were portrait rather than landscape. Other than that I kept quite close to it.
So this is the result.
I used patterned paper with sooty black spots and pale grey 'paint' effects, used dark calico mist spotted onto the page and several different brown papers which matched to the two shades in the challenge. The darker letter stickers are more grey in real life but I have taken the second photo in poor light!
I replaced the large circle element with a sticker (on which I wrote a few lines of one of my favourite poems!) and added green 'enamel dots' (using Nuvo Crystal Drops) to add a splash of colour. I replaced the stitching with the black and white chevron style strip of paper.
Thanks for looking