Thanks for popping over to my blog today, nice to have you visit and a warm welcome to my new followers. I gathered my inspiration from my garden and the thought of a beautiful morning walk through a forest, with all the changes of the leaves now started and my beloved little Robin - Ronald is in the garden every day with his beautiful song.
|Say Hi To Ronald|
Autumn is finally upon us and not long now until the clocks go back and our dark winter nights will be upon us.
Thinking of Tim's different techniques I decided to use his stains for the effect I wanted of mottled leaves, so I first started by staining strips of paper with shades of distress, spraying with water and swiping through as Tim demo's on his blog. You will see in my photo the top strip is with one colour and as I add different stains the change in my paper. I repeated this process using different colours.
I next ran through my sizzix Tattered Leaves strip. Tim demo's to leave your die cuts in the strip whilst you add some more stamping for texture rather than doing all your leaves individually and it does make it so much easier. I used some gold embossing on some of my leaves, brown Archival stamped on others with rock candy crackle paint on top. Lastly some leaves I pressed Versamark into leaves of others and embossed for a glossy feel.
Next stage was to dry emboss them all to give a curl to them after I had distressed some of them around the edges.
My clock which is to symbolise summer time ending I cut out in corrugated card. This was stained and distress powders added to it for a rustic feel.
My background was made by using Sizzix musical notes embossing folder. I used colour core so I could then sand it back. I tore the edges and added some tissue tape too. I used the musical notes from the inspiration of my Robin singing in the garden. Also stamping some leaves onto my paper with Archival ink.
I built up my card up and added a little black soot around the edges along with a bit gilding wax. Added my die cut Robin, sentiment and a couple of metal embellishments to finish.
Thanks so much to everyone for all your amazing comments on my last two posts, I am so grateful for each and every one. If I have not paid your blog a visit yet, please bear with me I promise I will get there.
Have fun creating,
I wish to enter this into the following challenges:
- A Vintage Journey - colours of Autumn
- Artistic Stamper - Autumn Colours
- Eclectic Paperie - Fall
- Craft-Room Challenge Forest Friends ( my robin )