Saturday, 18 October 2014

Seasons

Hello again.  This is my project for this months Claritystamp challenge:  the theme is the seasons, and I have chosen autumn.  I have to say a huge thank you to Maria Simms, as I found this months workshop at Shrewsbury inspirational, and after a few very hectic weeks at work, feel that my creative juices are finally starting to flow again.  Another highlight of the last few weeks was being able to go to Port Sunlight for the first time;  what a fab event.

I used my new 8" x 10" Gelli Plate to pull a simple background print using Buff Titanium acrylic paint and some scrunched up copy paper.


Then I used Potting Soil archival ink to randomly stamp one of the funky leaves all over the background.

 
Then I masked off all the leaves, and used my stencil brushes with Distress Inks in the following colours:  Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Barn Door and Peeled Paint to randomly colour the background.
 
 
This was then used to cover a wooden wreath and the edges blended with a little Vintage Photo distress ink.
 
 
I the meantime, I set up a production line stamping and colouring more funky leaves in the same colours, also adding some extra shade and definition by using the corresponding colour of distress marker.
 
 
All that was left to do now was to arrange and glue the leaves into place.  I also decided to add a couple of twigs and fir cones.
 
 
I had great fun making this, so I hope you like it.  (And I have some leaves left over, so watch this space!)  If you're still reading, I hope you'll take the time to leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think.  Looking forward to seeing all the other entries this month.  Good luck everyone.  Till next time.  Xxx

 
 
 
 
 




30 comments:

  1. What an awesome project Barbara. Love the colours. Your mojo is certainly tuned in right now. Xxx

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    1. Thanks Dawn. I just have to decide what to do with the leaves I have left over now. Xxx

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  2. This is an amazing project Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks Sazzle. I'm chuffed you think I'm back on the right track again. Xxx

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  3. Lovely Barbara and so effective x

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  4. Just wonderful Barbara - the finished wreath is so professional and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

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    1. The pleasure's all mine Susan. So glad you like it. Xxx

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  5. Beautiful. Love the colours. Well done and Good Luck. xx

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    1. Thanks Lynne. Looking forward to seeing your entry. Xxx

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  6. Gorgeous project, I would be proud to hang this on my wall. You've inspired me to make my own. Goodluck xx

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    1. Thanks for your kind words about this project Lisa. As for making your own, you should go for it. I can't wait to see the results. Xxx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! You and your work are an inspiration, so your words are a great source of encouragement for me. Xxx

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  8. Hi Barbara, this is lovely what a great backing paper it made anyway but then when you cut out the circle it just popped. Good Luck with out Clarity Challenge Barbara. Sam xx

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    1. Thanks for all your encouragement Sam. Isn't it just great when a plan comes together? Xxx

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  9. Oooops! Lost my comment - hope it doesn't appear twice! Lol!

    Love this, Barbara. It is absolutely stunning.

    Love Joan x

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  10. Super project Barbara, yes those extra leaves will spark something else. Thanks for entering the Clarity Stamp Challenge and best of luck.

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  11. Barbara - sorry for my tardy reply, time seems to have slipped away from me this month - 2 holidays haven't helped lol. This is just fabulous I love it. good luck and thanks for entering

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  12. Thanks for taking time out to have a look Linda. I'm so glad you like it. Xxx

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  13. Blooming brill Barbara! :D Good luck in the Challenge chuck! x

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  14. Cheers Mandy! Thanks for all your encouragement. Xxx

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  15. Stunning piece of artwork, my favourite colours too, would hang it in my house, thanks for sharing.

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  16. Congratulations on your Top 5 pick Barbara. Very well deserved. xx

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  17. Love this. You have inspired me this morning. I have several polystyrene wreathed left from an over ambitious Christmas project and loads of jelly prints. Mod podgy morning I'm thinking. Thank you and yes, your mojo is certainly up and running

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