Monday, September 27, 2010

A Time of Plenty

It's time again for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  I'm so happy you stopped by to see my design team inspiration piece.  This week our challenge is Distressed and Sanded.  Sounds like great fun, right?  I certainly enjoyed making this wall hanging as a beautiful home decoration for the autumn season.  I covered a piece of cardboard with burlap and then spritzed it with my homemade vintage photo glimmer mixture which darkened it and gave it a bit of shimmer.  The leaves were die cut from plain white card stock and colored with distress inks and water.  The water allowed me to wrinkle them so they looked more realistic.  Once dry, I spritzed them with my glimmer mixture too.  I really love the way they turned out and will probably be making more to enhance my fall creations.  The canvas sunflowers were cut with Szzix and Cuttlebug dies and were also colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - this time in Wild Honey  . The clock and calendar were cut from paper in the Lost and Found pack. I embossed several layers of aluminum foil (didn't have any of the embossable metal you can buy) with Cracked Texture Fade and dripped Adirondack Alcohol inks on it. A sheet of card stock was embossed with the Collage Texture Fade, sanded and ink distressed with Vintage Photo. Tim Holtz Game spinners became clock hands and the whole creation was topped off with one of the fabulous Tim Holtz Ornate Plate.
The flourish and the tiny die cut pumpkin next to it were colored using a technique called Drunken Scotch that I found on KAT's blog.   Check out the link for her quick and easy tutorial.  It makes a great grungy look.  The young harvest boy is a stamp from Artistic Outpost, the vintage pumpkin label is from the Graphics Fairy and the cork letters were cut with the Oliva alphabet for the Cuttlebug. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will stop by Simon Says Stamp and Show to play with us this week.  And I hope you will take time to visit the rest of the designers for this challenge.  They all do such amazing work and I'm sure you will be delighted by what you see on their blogs.

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Katie Davis - Chantilly Rose
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe 

Blessings & hugs,


HappyCrafter said...

Such a neat creation! I so like how you did the leaves and used the aluminum foil, both great ideas I'll be taking in to my craft room with me. Thanks so much for your details and explanations with each project.

Sian said...

Stunning, love it! There's sooo much to look at, gorgeous colours.

Katharine Steff said...

Those colours are just amazing.... I love Autumn so much and your canvas is beautiful! xxx

Nancy Wethington said...

Aluminum foil + texture fades + alcohol inks = genius!

Lori said...

Linda, this is totally gorgeous, I just love it! All the different elements are just wonderful together, don't cha love that drunken scotch? It's fab. Wonderful piece, let me know if you get tired of it laying around... he he

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

This is a work of art great colors :)

Christine said...

This is a work of art!

Netty said...

Totally fabulous arrangement of colours and textures. Gorgeous work. x

Lynne Forsythe said...

GIRLIE.....the leaves, the embossing, the flourish....oh all of it together is just STINKIN' STUNNING!!! LOVE IT!!

Edith said...

Such a beautiful work! I love your colors and I adore your vintage style, Linda.
Hugs, Edith:)

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Linda. I totally love how you used the aluminum foil too, my hubby is now going to wonder where all ours has gone! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog too, it was very nice to open up this morning and find something like that!

Terry said...

Hiya Linda totally love the ausumn colors of your project sweetie, the flowers are fabulous and I wish I had such a pretty and beautifull Autumn hanger in my house. Thanks for sharing sweetie Hugs Terry xxxx

Sandy Ang said...

This card brings to mind all the lovely fall colours and textures. Wow !

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Hi Linda,

This is stunning work and I just love the "burlap" looking background...all the elements go perfectly together!

Thanks for your continued wonderful inspirations!!

Simon Says Stamp

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the colours and all the detail! Hugs Juls

Marlis said...

Wow !!! Its totally gorgeous!!!!
Hugs Marlis

Unknown said...

I am so glad you enjoyed making this ... it certainly shows ... you did a wonderful job on it!

Beautiful Greetings said...

What a gorgeous card Linda! I love how you always do such perfect vintage cards. There are so many beautiful elements that each inch catches the

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Linda!
Wow! All of the embellies keep you looking forever.
Major eye-candi!
True :D

Justine said...

Linda this is way cool and I love all of the details that you listed. Can't wait to check out the tutorial. I am dying to get my hands on your gorgeous flowers, you should market those babies!!!

Annika said...

Wow, it all looks like it took you DAYS. Like, cracking onto it 7 in morning and working until midnight. And I love-love-love it!!!So much texture and detail my head start whirling. I'd really love to try out those leaves if I had any leaf dies, lol

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