The time is just flying by lately - I've been horrendously busy at work, and I'm so whipped by the time I get home my creative mojo is being overpowered by mental exhaustion... I miss it!!! Anyway, I have managed to create something for this week's Compendium of Curiousities Challenge. If you're interested in checking it out, head on over to Linda's blog HERE for all the details! There are awesome prizes to be won - I'm living proof!!! I won some awesome Tim Holtz & Heidi Swapp masks last week! Thanks to Linda for hosting these challenges and Daisy at eclecticPaperie for the generous prize packages! Here's what I came up with:
I've been LOVING the cooler temperatures and am SOOOO ready for fall. It has been an extremely hot summer here and I'm so looking forward to fall foliage and pumpkin spice creamer for my coffee!!!
I started with a sheet from a chipboard book and traced it onto grungeboard and cut it out. Then followed the directions in Tim's book for this technique - no fair to Tim sharing the directions here - if you're interested - pop over to Tim's site HERE and get a copy from him!
Since I'm on this *FALL* kick - what better way to celebrate than with Tim's new tattered leaves stamps! Stamped three of the leaves onto golden yellow cardstock, and then watercolor painted with distress inks in some orange/red tones to highlight the fall colors. Spritzed them with pearl glimmer mist for some shine. Popped these onto the piece with my new *fav* product - Liquid Scrap Dots - available HERE. Added the "FALLING" grunge-letters and inked them up with Inka Gold (paste). Added the metal foliage flower/leaf after hitting them with paint dabbers and blotting off with a paper towel. Added a grommet to the top and a jute hanger. Voila!
This just makes me want a cup of hot chocolate and a roaring fireplace.... unfortunately, Indian Summer has hit - it was 90 degrees today.... still summer... but it won't be long! Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon.