I AM BACK! :) We got back from our 'glamping' week long trip this weekend shattered with a need of another holiday! If I ever have another 'bright' idea as to go camping in a pod with two babies please remind me that they do not stay in one place, get wet from rolling down the hill first thing in the morning after you just changed them, constantly want to explore everything, will try to eat stones from your front path and you will be chasing the seagulls away from making noise up on your pod roof at 5am in the morning after not a wink of sleep then falling into the pile of bags face down when attempting to remove your wellies... making an awful noise! All in all, it was fun! It was also lovely to visit Ma and spend some valuable time with her by the seaside and celebrate her birthday with her.
I'm sorry I haven't been in touch with any of you during my time away. I didn't have any reception on my mobile and had no internet connection. It's nice to be back but I have a lot to do so please bare with me. Thank you for all of your comments, I have read them all and will be in touch soon! xxx
I have also finally managed to put up my new 'Pinworthy' Badge that I received from the lovely and very talented Design Team at the 'A Vintage Journey' challenge blog for my 'Altered Rustic Jar' in the 'Time Flies' challenge. I can't tell you how grateful and proud I am to have received this! THANK YOU!!
Before I left I wrote a post about my 'Crinkle Transfer' technique. Did you get to try it? What I didn't get to show you was my autumnal card I made using the papers I made using this technique. So, here I am today with my mixed media autumnal card....
I used the Pure Sunshine, Dirty Martini & Cherry Pie to create my background cardstock and used the colorized paper for the leaves. I was talking to my lovely crafty friend Donna at the time and mentioned that you can take the still wet colorized paper and stamp with it when I had another bright spark to stamp with crinkled silver foil or a cling film. This is what created the speckled effect in the corners...
I made a quick template for my leaves out of a cardboard, traced them onto my colorized paper and cut them out. I sponged them with my Walnut Stain Distress Ink to make them look like fallen leaves...
I also printed out some of Astrid's gorgeous freebies and used the autumnal pocket with a matching tag on the front. I sponged these with the Walnut Stain ink too. Thank you, Astrid! I hope I did your gorgeous templates justice :) Your creations are beyond beautiful! xxx
The background cardstock was treated with an application of my Light Modeling Liquitex paste through my handmade harlequin stencil and sponged with various Distress inks to add more colour. I think I used the Barn Door, Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint inks and also a dash of the Orange Tint Pan Pastel that I won not so long ago. So lovely to work with the pan pastels... oh, my wish list is forever growing! :) I also did a bit of stamping with my mesh stamp (unmounted, no idea who is responsible for this beauty, sorry) for extra texture.
The flowers were made out of the colorized paper I showed you in this post HERE. I just cut out some circles and cut them out (free hand, no template) and sponged them to accentuate the crinkles. I was making this card with the Mixed Media Card Challenge #3 (Autumnal colours with an optional twist of leaves and/or metal - I used both!) so I decided to add the Tim Holtz word tag and used some real cogs for the centers of my flowers. This is the paper I mention...
Here's the finished card and some close ups...
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
"Just Us Girls" - word 'Leaves'
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - All the Pretty Flowers
Try It on Tuesdays - How does your garden grow (my garden is currently very seasonal with leaves starting to fall and a last few colourful flowers peeking through, time to get the trimmer and the rake out!:))
Thank you for stopping by! I will try to get back in the crafty groove after my rather tiring holiday and will be back soon with some fun altered items! That's right! Altered! The resort we stayed in had a craft area and I got some fun things there so that's something to look forward to ;)
Have a great day!