Two Piles

Previously I had made this leaf image from dry embossing a fig leaf. Added the gold, water colors, trimmed the lower edge for circle tag and orange edge but it ended there. All the purple touches were in a pile not sure where I was going with them. Once I had the brain fart to combine the two piles it came together quickly. Stamped the sentiment on dark plum then heat set in the same gold on the leaf. Trimmed and began layering the pieces. Mounted on 5×7 white cs base.

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Pammies Inky Pinkies: ATG

Hand Stamped Sentiment: Sketch

Double Trouble: Fall Garland Inspiration

Slimline Box Shape

I was wanting to create a box frame that would ship USPS with one stamp. By cutting the mini slimline white cs such that I could create four 1/8″ score lines on each side I could fold and glue the frame to the inside and be under the 1/4″ shipping limit. I made the bg by swishing the white copy paper text vellum through a yellow and orange oxide spray on the glass mat. Added black splatter then brushed on dragonfly glaze for shimmer. Sentiment and greenery were Silhouette cut then attached, folding and shaping the leaves for dimension. When I attached the piece to the box frame I realized that I had cut it too small. Rather than scrap the project I cut then strips of white and colored with markers to get a close color match. Once attached they created a very cool mat layer.

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Rainbow Card Challenge: Gloriously Goldenrod

Inspired By Challenge: All the Peels loved all the layers and accents of black and gray

TFJB Challenge: Fall Gratitude

Different Play

I only have a few stamps that are specific to Halloween so they don’t see much play time. For this bg I stamped in the images randomly with black ink on this note size white cs base. Focal image is stamped on Silhouette cut circle in gold heat set embossing powder I then colored with water color. Then I saw the challenge where they asked to use chalk. I have a set of seldom used chalk sticks so they were used to color the bg images and the sky for the focal image. Used Distress Glaze to lock in the coloring and this one was complete.

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TFJB: Chalk

Alphabet: E for Encouragement sentiment is intended to encouragement my stamp buddy

Challenge Up Your Life: Pumpkin

Dry Emboss Real Fig Leaf

Our fig bush is still quite green, so the dry embossing of one leaf on to white copy paper text vellum produced this image. It is amazing that the print is not green from the leaf! I added water colors made from color burst and perfect pearls. The veins were not showing much so I used the Versa Mark pen and then clear hear embossed. The sentiment is also heat embossed with clear on the plum cs. After adding gold water color splatter this was mounted on white cs base.

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CAS Mix Up: Botanical Print + Stamping + Mixed Media

Double Trouble: Something New + Fall Harvest My water mark pen is new and I have never used one before.

Pammies Inky Pinkies: ATG

Time for Fall

As You Like it Challenge asked the question “Favorite Season: Autumn or Winter & why?” I am all in on Fall because it is my favorite season. That makes creating much easier using the colors, textures and themes that fit Fall. Here I made the black paper with black modeling paste smeared with credit card on white copy paper text vellum and allowed to dry. Heat embossed in Tinsel the image and sentiment. I am loving this paper because it has a chalk like finish that is very flat plus it takes all kinds of mixed media very well. Colored the image with stencil butter using a paint brush then added white gel pen accents. Mounted on copy paper with light purple marker colored edges then on the gray check pp. All is on a white cs base in the 5×7 format.

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As You Like It: Autumn or Winter? See above

Try it on Tuesday: Autumn Blessings This is for my neighbor that has already sent her Halloween card and is such a blessing to me.

Hand Stamped: Inspiration Board I loved the autumnal feel of the board, especially the pillow with pumpkins.