Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The new challenge begins today at Frilly and Funkie and is hosted by Nancy. She is calling it Autumn Splendor and describes it like this:
Create a vintage or shabby chic project using the rich colors of autumn. Include an autumn leaf somewhere in your project.
I started by pulling a paper pad from Maja Designs called Nyhavn and chose three papers that I thought had a warm fall feel to them. I found a complimentary piece of card stock in my stash to use as the card blank and then distressed the edges of the panels and added them.
Next I cut some fancy flourishes from scrap card stock using my Cameo and added it along with a little piece of ephemera that came in a goodie pack from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I used some Sunset Orange Alcohol Ink to change the colour of a filigree corner giving it three coats to get the depth of colour.
I made the leaves by laying a piece of wax paper on my ironing board (don't forget to put an old towel down first), adding some shavings of wax crayons and then adding another piece of wax paper on top. Then I carefully and lightly ironed the wax paper to melt the crayons taking care not to let it ooze out the edges and not to leave the iron on any longer than it took to melt and spread the wax.
Once the wax pieces were cool, I cut them into leaves using the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die for the oak leaf. The maple leaves were hand cut after I traced around a piece of clip art.
Once the leaves were in place, I added some burlap string and some dyed seam binding that was holding the little goodie package closed (perfect colour, perfect timing).
Then I made some flowers from scraps of card stock using a Marvy Uchida punch in two sizes. The little flowers were inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and the large flower was inked with Aged Mahogany DI. Beads from my stash were added for centres.
Finally I took the shank off a tiny bee button and added it to one of the leaves.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Shabby Chic
Fussy and Fancy - Autumn Colours
Simply Create Too - Autumn Splendour
Crafting For All Seasons - Autumnal Hues
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Autumn Colours
The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: