Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Autumn/Spring Colours at Craft Room Challenge

Another fortnight and its time for the next challenge over at the Craft Room.  Zoe is our host and here is what she has to say;
"Interesting times here in the Craft-Room, we appreciate all of you who have read our revised rules visiting your blogs and seeing the creations we have helped inspire makes the challenge so much fun for us.   Wonder what you will make of this one.

The seasons are changing it is now that colourful time of Spring (Southern hemisphere) and Autumn north of the equator.   Time then for a little seasonal colour.



Pick you pallet and go where it leads you  but please stay with the pallet and do not introduce lots of other colours."


Our sponsor this fortnight is Rogue Redhead Designs

Here is my DT make and you can see that I went for the Autumn colour palette

For this I took the Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Bigz die and cut out the whole shape, which I  placed in an embossing folder and ran through my Bigshot. I then cut out several more of the  PS dies, but this time only cut the frames. Distress Embossing Powders in Vintage Photo, Rust and Verdigris were applied to the frames and I just love the effect that they have, as well as the amazing texture.

For the background I used two of Ranger's Dylusion sprays in Green and Orange, spritzing with water dilute the colour slightly. I then applied Black soot Distress Ink very lightly over the top of the raised areas, finally applying some Treasured Gold wax in Renaissance. 
The Butterflies are Tim Holtz new stamp and die cut set, which I love. 
The butterflies were coloured with Distress Markers and then spritzed with water to aid blending. The edges were then inked with Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Inks

The gorgeous mini fruits and pine cone were purchased from Calico Crafts, who have an amazing selection

It would be so lovely to have you join in with us over at the challenge blog and  by clicking HERE you can see what Zoe and the other DT members have created
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20 comments:

  1. Fabulous creation Annie. The colours really stand out and the butterflies look so beautiful. You must be delighted with this piece . Have a Good Day. Hugs Mum xxxxx

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  2. Just stunning Annie! a real wow, love the gold highlighting, Debi xxx

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  3. Wonderful, wonderful autumnal colours Annie, they are so warm and inviting. The embossed background is beautiful and I really love the verdigris colour embossing on the frame and the lovely tartan ribbon. A stunning piece. Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. hi sugar plum sorry not been over for a while but if its not the dogs,that are sick its me lol anyway back to your creation,do you know what hun your work is just amazing the colours style layers and detail you always add just works to perfection,and this I just love,to bits,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  5. Nice try outs with the paint Annie! And your autumn piece looks amazing in total ánd in detail.
    Have a nice day, Alie :-)

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  6. This is a fabulous Fall make, Annie! I just love Fall colors and I love how you've used them.
    Have a great week!

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  7. Wow Annie, this is just stunning! I love your vibrant colours and the embossed texture adds so much interest and depth! Love your butterflies too! What a wonderful vintage autumn project! :)

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  8. Wonderful project and I love the colors.

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  9. Gorgeous use of Autumn colors, Annie! I love those butterflies and the embossed layer adds so much texture. That postal frame is another textural delight! Love this!

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  10. This is so rich and detailed and textures and colourful this is fabulous XOXO

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  11. Stunning project, Annie! Love the textured background and the frame is fab! xx

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  12. Fabulous autumnal creation, lovely vintage feel;-))m

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  13. Fantastic project. the autumn colours and details are beautiful.
    Yvonne

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  14. Fabulous! Love that embossed background.The whole thing is stunning! Chrisx

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  15. Missed a lot recently but glad I caught this one, gorgeous Annie. Looking forward to the new challenge too! Nikki xx

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  16. Fabulous! I love the embossed background and the gorgeous colours.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. Fabulous Annie and such gorgeous colours! Love how you did the butterflies!

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  18. So cool - the background is scrumptious, too!

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  19. A beautiful warmth to the project which perfectly conveys Autumn and of course, I love the touch of tartan :)
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Positively jewel like! This is absolutely stunning Annie! Jenny x

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Annie x