Hi Everyone........hope you are all safe and well x It's time for another challenge over at AVJ and I have to say that we were bowled over by the fabulous entries for Jennie's 'With a Flourish Challenge'. The very talented Astrid McLean of Astrid's Artistic Efforts is our host for this fortnight's challenge and she would like to see The Colours of Autumn in your crafty creations. To read the challenge details and to view the fabulous projects created by our Creative Guides ( DT) click HERE
As always its important to read our Travelling Instructions, ensuring that your entry/post is eligible for a gift voucher from Country View Crafts, who are our regular sponsor.
Here is the project that I have created
Below are photographs of the process :-)
Card covered in foil and then embossed using a TH embossing folder. Various alcohol inks were then applied to the surface.
The cardboard was in my stash and had actually been started for another project that I never finished or changed direction !! Torn papers were already adhered so I applied Distress Paints in Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge.
This challenge gave me the chance to play with Tim Holtz New Sizzix Leaf Die and Embossing Folder...and I love it!!!! Rusty Hinge DI was applied to the leaf, then Vintage Photo and Iced Spruce. I also used my fingers and a thin paint brush to add some shape to the leaves before adhering to the frame.
Salvage Stickers from Tim Holtz Seasonal Stash were placed on card then cut out and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink....you can see that it is starting to come together :-)
I then began to play with the layout and decided that I would like to bring some green in to my project, so I dyed some muslin using some Dylusion Sprays in Orange and Green then added water, smooshing the fabric around on my craft mat, then dried it with my heat tool.
A close up of the corner.....isn't that leaf fabulous ?
These Salvage Stickers look great don't they? You can see too how inking the edges gives more definition to the card. I wish I had torn the edges with my Distress Tool, however, it's too late as I have adhered them now.
Unfortunately I did not have a little pumpkin or acorn or anything like that but I can always add them later.....and yes, I may just have to distress those edges !!!!
Thank You so much for popping to my little crafty space, it is always nice to know you called, so please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I do hope you can join in this fun challenge and we look forward to viewing your crafty creations.
Bye for now and huge hugs