Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Autumn Leaves

I've neglected the cards I have to make in favour of a little playtime.

I stamped leaves onto a coloured magazine page following TTT technique and embossed with gold EP, cut 'em out and painted on a bit of crackle accents. I did only one maple leaf because it was too much of a fiddle to remove the centre as it is nearly a solid stamp.
I printed and tore around the quote and used loads of vintage photo on it.

I started off with this (below) for the topper - after seeing Claire's gorgeous canvas!
I don't have any Pan Pastels....yet....no modelling paste or any decent leaf stamps so I had to improvise
I used a very thick layer of cheap white acrylic paint and squished it about - added various embossing powders, a piece of net, metallic gilding wax  and a dab of a music stamp here and there.

Pan Pastels #42 - autumn colours
Crafts 4 Eternity #146 - autumn leaves
Technique Time Tues - faux cloisonne

Thank you for stopping by today and the much appreciated comments on previous posts
Cheers me dears :)



Chrissie said...

WOW!!! This looks stunning Irene and even more so because you improvised and did things the hard way.
I love the look of your distressed quote and leaves too, but your topper is a true work of art sweetie.
Chrissie xx

Mynnette said...

This is SO stunning, Irene! LOVE the leaf images you used and the grungy feel! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at TTT--hope you play along with us again soon! :) Mynn xx

Rocky said...

This is amazing, that background is just great! I love that you made do with what you had, truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing your Faux Cloisonne leaves with us at TTT.

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Ellen said...

What an amazing card! I love your background and faux cloisonné leaves! Thanks for joining us at TTT!

Louise van Vuren said...

What a triumph of ingenuity! Your background is awesome, the leaves are so pretty and the whole card has turned out beautifully. Thanks for joining in with our faux cloisonne challenge at TTT

Louise xx

Katy said...

This is stunning! I love your background! And it looks like it was fun to make! Your leaves look fantastic too! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)