Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Special Moments

The end of November means grounds covered with fallen leaves and what could be more fun than rolling around in the fragrant piles and then tossing handful after handful up in the air?

I decided to use these photos for this month's Swirlydoos All That Flutters challenge. We usually create pages of pinks and lavenders, full of flowers and butterflies, but I decided to change things around with a page with a more masculine feel.

To start, I coated my base paper (The Patch from 49 and Market's Rustic collection) on both sides with clear gesso to minimize the warping that would come when I did my stenciling.
While that was drying, I cut three strips from the Bo Bunny Smile paper from the Felicity collection and adhered them in an overlapping pattern.
Next came the stenciling, using one of my favorites - Dylusions Diamond Border from Crafter's Workshop - and Prima Art Extravagance Platinum crackle paste.
To create my embellishments, I cut a lot of leaves with a Prima die. These, along with a pair of Creative Embellishments chipboard words and some wood dragonflies from my stash, were covered with Walnut Stain distress ink and misted with Color Blooms in Antique Gold.
A simple matting with burlap and a scattering of leaves and dragonflies and there you have it - my take on a perfect Autumn day!!!!

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