Monday, 19 September 2016

Autumn Inspiration

Hello, long time no see!  I've had a busy couple of months on the DT team, but I've taken a few hours out to play along with Chocolate Baroques Colour Challenge #26.  I've really missed doing these challenges, and I've had a brilliant time making this card.

I have used a selection of stamps from these sets.

I used these Brusho colours.

The Pine cone stencil, Claret embossing powder and Sepia Versafine ink.

I started with a piece of white card and using the 'dry to wet' technique I made the background.  This means that I sprinkled Brushos over the card then spritzed it with water, allowing the colour crystals to randomly spread over the card.  I then left it to dry naturally.  The picture below has different colours on to the ones used for this artwork, but it shows how the technique works.

Next I stamped and heat embossed all the images that I wanted to use from the stamp sets, then painted them with the Brusho's mixed with water and fussy cut them.   

Once the background was dry I stencilled the pine cones along the top of the panel in Fired Brick DI.  I then stamped several more images randomly all over the panel, using Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick DI's.  I painted the Honesty seeds in with DI to make them pop.  

I blended some DI around the edges of the panel, then matted it onto black card and layered it onto a base card.  I shaped and attached the images with 3D glue to the card. 

I stamped, heat embossed, coloured and cut out the apples, then attached them to the group stamping with 3D glue.

Finally I stamped, heat embossed, matted and layered the sentiment.  I chose this one because my inspiration for this piece was watching Lesley Wharton on tv using the Brushos, it rekindled my love of these little pots of loveliness!