Well, it finally happened - I took my dog for a walk at a local park in the river valley and I felt things.
The beautiful colours of the leaves, the rustling sound the leaves made as my dog ran & bounded through them. It was glorious!
All I needed a glass a warm apple cider and slice of pumpkin pie and it would have been perfection!
I came home full of inspiration and immediately went to, what I like to call, my Box of Bases!
It's where is keep canvasses, wood frames, 3D boxes etc etc. As I was flipping through I found 4 mini burlap canvasses - 4"x 4". Perfect!
Ripe Persimmon, Forest Moss and my brand new Wilted Violet that I bought at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies is a gorgeous fall colour pallet. I used my blending tool to apply the the colours to the burlap. On 2 of the canvasses I applied Ranger Texture Paste through the Zig Zag Stencil & the Argyle Stencil by Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous. After the texture paste dried I applied more distress ink. I applied Wilted Violet with my ink blending tool through the Zig Zag & Stripes Stencils on the other 2 canvasses.
I decided to use the Bird Crazy Stamp set because those little guys were just the perfect size.
I stamped & watercolored 4 of them with my Distress Ink.
I wanted some larger die cut elements and the Branch Tree & Rickety House were just the right size.
To get the texture on the tree I took a sheet of Glassine and scrunched it up before appling Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo & Gathered Twigs with my blending tool. I then used matte medium to adhere the glassine to chipboard before diecutting my image. I used the same technique for the rickety house except I used my woodgrain embossing folder the for texture.
I used the Holidays Greens and Scribbles & Splats Thinlit dies to add a few more elements and some random letters to spell our "Fall".
Finally, I used some old rusty hinges that I bought at ReStore to join all four mini panels together.
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Southern Ridge Trading Company : Fall Challenge
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