Hello friends and visitors! I'm excited to say that today marks the a new challenge at A Vintage Journey. The lovely and talented Jennie is our hostess this time, and she has chosen the theme 'Crazy For Autumn Color'. Nothing makes me happier that taking a walk on a crisp, sunny autumn afternoon, so I wanted my card to convey that feeling.
Jennie says: Choose a bold, colourful, autumn palette this month for your vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project. Let's see those wonderful autumn colours in all their glory!
I didn't take many photos as I was creating, but I did get this shot of the background as it was coming together. I started with a sheet of water color paper and added some Distress Oxides randomly. Next, I used Tim's Flourish stencil and added Ranger Transparent Matte texture paste. You can see in the photo below it starts out glossy, but dries to a matte finish.
I die cut some leaves using Tim's Fall Foliage Thinlits and colored them with DOX in some fall colors. When completely dry, I applied DecoArt's Crackle Glaze thickly/thinly and randomly and let that dry overnight. Lastly, I rubbed Ground Espresso Distress Crayon into the cracks and crinkled the leaves.
On the inside of the card, I used the card I cut the leaves from as a stencil and blended Walnut Stain DOX through it for shadowy leaves and added a few more die cuts colored with DOX.
I cut the tag free hand from some mop up card, and made the reinforcer using a punch and a standard hole puncher.
A lovely pair out for a stroll from Tim's Paper Dolls frolic in the leaves. A pair of seasonal Chit Chat stickers make an appropriate sentiment.
The seam binding ribbon and doily die cut were also colored with DOX
That's it for me today! I hope you'll visit A Vintage Journey to see all the wonderful seasonal inspiration from my teammates! And then it's over to you! I hope you'll play along for a chance to win a wonderful autumnal bundle of Calico Craft Parts Wood and MDF products. Please visit our sponsor, Calico Craft Parts to see all the great products they offer!
I'm sharing with these challenges:
Victorine Originals Mood Board #12 I was inspired by the colors.
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