Friday, 10 October 2014

Crafty Catz Challenge: Autumn

Hello lovelies!

Happy Friday to you all! It's time for a new challenge over at The Crafty Catz Challenge Blog. This week's challenge is called 'Autumn' and this theme was chosen by our lovely Janette. Autumn is awesome ... unless you live in London and your kitchen roof decides to leak!!

Our sponsor this week:

PRIZE ......$15 voucher to the Fred She Said Store.


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My art journal page: 

Autumn is awesome and I love playing with the colours that represent it. I love the browns, reds, oranges, yellows and dulled greens... I love nature and I think this is why I really enjoyed creating my inspirational piece. I felt like making something a little different so enlarged my lovely pumpkin image designed by the fab Fred She Said and printed it. The idea was to do an image transfer onto my art journal page. I created my background using my white gesso and stenciled Liquitex paste through my handmade 'bubbles' stencil. I painted it in a few different brown and gold acrylics, let it dry for a minute or two and wiped it all off with a baby wipe. This is what created the grungy look. The printed image was transferred, painted over with more mod podge matte and coloured in using my Big Brush Pens by Faber-Castell. I wanted the entire page to look vintage and grungy so was so happy with the background peeking through and added only a little bit of colour with the pens. I also used quite a lot of brown coloured pens to keep the vintage look. In the end I added some Rust Embossing Powder by Tim Holtz here and there, stenciled my frame, added brads to it, painted it in gold, added more rust, shaded with my brown Big Brush Pen... you get the idea. In the end I added my 2014 and other elements to the page using the Tim Holtz rub-ons and stamped my mesh here and there. I had a great time making this page! Love how it turned out. I will most likely do some doodling and some journaling later on. I hope you like it! 

Do hop over to the Crafty Catz blog to see what my lovely team mates created for you this week! You will be amazed by their creativity!

Challenges entered:
Frilly & Funkie - Autumn colours
Crafty Creations - use orange
Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog - Falling in love...
Our Creative Corner - Go Rust-ic
Craft Hoarders Annonymous - Happy Fall, Y'all!

Thank you for stopping by, have a fabulous weekend!

Ingrid xx


  1. Morning Ingrid, I love your work of art, it is gorgeous and so creative...
    Have a wonderful week-end.xx

  2. what a wonderful creation, love how you did it, have a good weekend

  3. That's an amazing page Ingrid!
    I wish you a happy weekend- tried out you technique with the oilpastels yesterday and it was great!
    I will do this more often in the future for sure!
    Thank you once again for sharing this with us!

  4. Morning ingrid lovely creation this week and always lots to learn on your blog great write up too. Have a good weekend. Hope your kitchen roof hasnt sprung a leak

  5. Love,love,love this Inka,wonderful journal page. Captures autumn beautifully,one of my favourite creations from you :)

    Big inky hugs
    Donna xxx

  6. Ingrid that is gorgeous, love all the autumnal colours. have a great weekend, Elizabeth xxx

  7. Gorgeous, love the rustic fall feel to this project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Gorgeous Autumnal colours are always a winner, they are warm and inviting and remind you of cosy nights snuggled up... Fantastic page as always Ingrid :-) xxx

  9. Ingrid you blew me away with this page, it's gorgeous, you are so creative, a wonderful piece of art, have a great weekend xx

  10. Fantastic autumn colour shades, the page and images look fantastic.

  11. You are so right about the images of the pumpkins being fabulous - they are and so is your wonderful page Ingrid! I love this. Anne xx

  12. Wow Ingrid! Love how you used this image in your project. The page look fantastic with all the mixmedia. wish I was braver...

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Gorgeous and beautiful just love this have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  14. Wonderful card, love the texture and coloring!

  15. Stunning! Love the golden detail! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  16. LOVE all the layers, textures and techniques! Loll xx

  17. I love all the detail of your project! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  18. love the journal page and all the colours and textures.
    Kim x

  19. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  20. Wonderful colors! Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  21. Stunning! Absolutely love your pumpkins.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  22. Dear Ingrid, your project is the most original one this week, LOVE how you made this texture. Autumn is so inspiring, isn't it? Have a nice, creative week!
    Anna xxx

  23. Wow yet another awesome piece !!

  24. Wow Ingrid this is absolutely stunning, wow, the image, colours and your design work is superb.
    lorraine x

  25. Beautiful journal page Ingrid, the white is so effective in helping create this gorgeous vintage look. Love this! Ruth x

  26. The depth of color you achieved here is just astounding! I love that image and what you did with it! Such a wonderful art piece! Exceptional! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  27. Beautiful work of art! So rustic and warm feeling. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

  28. What a fantastic journal page Ingrid. Love the way you've made those pumpkins so lifelike. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x


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