Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - A
I've just returned from a few days away and on my return I found a beautiful birthday card from a friend in New Zealand with an Autumn theme and a line from a song I like 'the falling leaves of red and gold' . When I found out that this fortnight's letter for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge was A my mind was made up as to what to do. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons and I love Autumn colours - there is something so beautiful about the way Nature shuts down for the winter and while it is sad to see winter approaching, the dying leaves put on a truly magical display. I wanted the writing to show through this time so I just stamped straight over it but used some picket fence Distress Stain over the area I wanted to put the quote. I know I've used these stamps and this ink pad before in a similar way on other projects but I just love the effect. The ink pad is Kaleidacolor autumn leaves and the stamps are by Simple Expressions. The Shelley quote was in a grab bag. I used a CB die set called fall leaves with some crumpled brown paper that an order came wrapped in and coloured them with spiced marigold, tea dye, peeled paint and aged mahogany DIs. Some parts of the leaves are raised up on foam pads to give a more natural shape and both pages have been spritzed with gold shimmer. Sorry if I haven't visited your W entry yet but I will try and catch up. Have a great fortnight!