Hello! I am so excited to share with you my project that I did as a Guest Designer over at the Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge Blog!!! The challenge was "It's Fall Ya'll" and I decided to do a layout about one of my favorite fall decorations. I found this pumpkin at a flower shop years ago and just fell in love with it!
I started with some Fall paper that I have been hoarding... I think it may be a couple years old... haha! I then took a leaf stencil from Crafter's Workshop and some Gesso:
While the Gesso was still wet, I went in with various spray inks and gave it a little color and shimmer.
Once the gesso was dried, I went in with various Distress Inks and added color. The Gesso resists the inks, so you just wipe the ink off with a baby wipe. I then did some layering with paper and some more stenciling. This time with Multi-Medium Matte tinted with green:
For my leaves, I cut them from the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die and colored them with my Gelatos.
Once I misted with water and blended they turned into beautiful Autumn leaves. I added a clock that I cut from my Silhouette and a few other embellishments as well.
I through in a little twine to give it a rustic feel....
Then a little fall quote I found one day that I fell in love with... I used the same leaf stencil for the background here, but instead of Gesso, I used Distress Ink to stencil with...
I had so much fun creating this layout about my little pumpkin. ...and oh how I enjoyed getting all inky too!
It is an exciting thing to be a Guest Designer over at Craft Hoarders. There are several other guests today that have amazing projects. I recommend going to look and being inspired! ...and don't forget to play along!