Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Autumn Colours

The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie starts today and Sue is our hostess and wants us to make shabby chic or vintage projects that showcase Autumn Colours - your project does not have to be about Autumn, it just needs to be in the colours associated with Autumn.

Where I live the trees are all turning and now that it has cooled off (long pants weather) you can bet those vibrant colours won't last too long.

I started my card with some Recollections kraft card stock for the base, added a layer of olive green card stock that I found in my scraps and topped that with a layer of Tim Holtz Color Core card stock.

Next I took a scrap of white card stock and inked it up with Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Crushed Olive Distress Ink.  I did a little water flicking before I added some dots with Wendy Vecchi Dandelion Archival Ink and her Polka Dotty stencil.  Then I proceeded to pretty well cover it all up - WUWT!  Oh, and all the layers were distressed with my scissors and then had the edges inked with Vintage Photo DI.

I recently had the joy of spending a day with Pamellia Johnson and learning how she creates her fantastic shabby projects.  She taught me a cool crackle paint technique so I made the heart using her technique.  It started with a scrap of cream card stock, followed by a layer of cheap white glue from the dollar store and then while it was still wet, a layer of Barnyard Red acrylic paint from Plaid.  The heart was then hand cut once everything was dry.  I need to keep practicing because I was really aiming for more cracks horizontally and I seem to be very good at getting vertical cracks.

Next I dyed a piece of Venise Lace and some lacy netting with some Wild Honey DI.  I also cut two butterflies from vellum using a Martha Stewart punch and inked them from the back with some of the Ripe Persimmon DI.  Once I put them together I added some dollar store pearls for the body.

Using the Wendy Vecchi Daisy Art set and Coffee Archival Ink by Ranger, I stamped the flowers and leaves four times, once on Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine and three times on a linen card stock that I discovered leftover from my daughter's wedding 13 years ago (I guess I should have done a craft room reorganization long ago - lol).  I coloured the glassine leaves using Crushed Olive DI and cut them away from the flower.  Then I fussy cut the other three flowers  One was coloured with Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom Archival Ink and one with her Dandelion Archival Ink.  Both were sprayed with Perfect Pearl spray and then microbeads from Recollections were added for centres.  The third flower was coloured with Wendy's Red Geranium Archival Ink, stamped with a Recollections script stamp and then coated with Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  It didn't crack as I hoped but I like the shine.  I re-coloured a wooden button with a Copic marker, used some burlap string to fill the holes and added it to the centre of the red flower.

The sentiment was stamped from the Wendy Vecchi The Beauty of Art set using Coffee Archival Ink on some of the linen card stock and inked with some Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DI.  The bow is seam binding dyed with Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and Aged Mahogany DI.  Finally I added a sun charm from Arton Bead Supply that I re-coloured with some Ginger and Caramel Adirondack Alcohol Ink.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Craft-Room Challenge - Seasonal Colours
Shopping Our Stash - It's The Most Colorful Time Of The Year
Robyn's Fetish - Autumn Colors
Paper Creators Crafts - Use A Charm
Aloha Friday Challenges - Fall Colors

The following items used in the creation of this card can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Fantastic Cec! I think your crackle turned out great! Love all your shabby layers and your rich autumn colours! The bit of lace is such a wonderful girly touch and your 3d butterfly is gorgeous! Love it love it love it!! big hugs :)

  2. Oh, this is stunning! I wish I could layer like that-great colors, embellishments and techniques. Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Fall challenge!

  3. Hi Cec,
    wow fabulous layers and beautiful card, love the crackle too.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  4. This is beautiful Cec x love the wonderful distressed papers and the lovely background. Your florals and colours are stunning too x lovely to have you join in with us at CRC this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  5. What a feast of delights your card is all those gorgeous warm colours the crackle painted heart and lovely lace tucked away. This card has everything thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. Gorgeous card!! I love the colours and the sentiment! Thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!

  7. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  8. Muted autumnal colours, hints of lace, and that crackle heart combine beautifully with the flowers here Cec. Jenny x

  9. An autumn beauty Cec! I love the warm, rich colors, crackle and the added texture of cheesecloth and lace trim~ hugs, Rebeca

  10. Man, oh man, I'm so jealous of all you people who can load up a card and make it look nice. I love all the elements here! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  11. Lovely autumn in all it's glory, lovely layers and details, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  12. This is a gorgeous card, such a fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator.

  13. This is lovely, Cec! Your colors are so rich and vibrant. Beautiful layering and wonderful use of the Wendy Vecchi stamps. And I totally LOVE the way you died the Venise lace. Just a absolutely delightful fall card!



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