Sunday, November 4, 2012

a tribute to fall

hello everyone!!!

hooray for falling back and gaining an hour!  it's my favorite!  i have been hard at work on a sewing project this morning - seems i haven't done any sewing in AGES! my mom is hinting hard for a new purse for christmas so i figured i better oblige and get to work.  i found some GORGEOUS fabrics - very art deco-ish with greens and blues and metallic gold on a black back ground - SO striking!  The entire Legacy collection is breath taking but i had to narrow it down to 4:

it is not quite the color scheme she mentioned but close so cross your fingers she likes it!

in other crafty shenanigans - i have FINALLY gotten the next Mixed Media Challenge up in the Mix It Up group on Color Me Creative.  The challenge is to alter a die cut and use it in your project:

this is a page in my art journal - the leaves have been so amazing again this year i felt i needed to leave a little tribute to them as thanks!  the background is done with neocolor II water soluable crayons.

my leaves are my altered die cuts.  i cut them from a cereal box so they would be nice and sturdy.  then i covered them in gesso being sure to leave some texture in it and let it dry.

next i painted on some watery Twinkling H2Os in fall colors.  the paint pooled in the recessed areas so it shows up darker there and accentuates the texture.  i finished it the whole thing off by speckling it with Harvest Sol Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze - this stuff is AWESOME!  and the best can WIN 5 JARS as part of our prize package for participating in the Mix It Up challenge!  In addition we also have a digi image from Floppy Latte and a $20 Gift Certificate for Paper Temptress.  So what are you waiting for???  join in, have fun and you might even win some awesome goodies!  you can learn more about this and other mixed media techniques in one of my Mixed Media classes on Color Me Creative too!

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