Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Craft Barn Calendar Challenge Week 10

The theme for this week's calendar challenge at the Craft Barn  is Autumn colours and leaves with the added option to use Tim Holtz tools and products.

The tag is embossed with the woodgrain folder from Tim Holtz Texture Fades range and coloured with frayed burlap and brished corduroy distress inks. The leaves were cut using Marianne Creatables dies as the tattered leaves dies were a little big for this particular project. For the leaves, I first coloured glossy cardstock with Ranger Alcohol Inks in autumnal colours then cut them with the dies. These dies have a great texture built in and the close up photo below shows the detail on the leaves.

I also cut some little acorns from brown card using the same set of dies then covered them with Glossy Accents. I attached these with foam pads to make them stand out from the tag.

I blended wild honey and rusty hinge distress inks on the edges of the calendar to give it a more auntumnal look as well. 

The ribbon is seam binding coloured with Spiced Marmalade distress ink.

Can't wait for the last two weeks challenges because I am eager to see the whole calendar put together on the canvas I plan to buy tomorrow!!

I have just seen on the stats for my blog that this is my 150th post!


Scrapmate said...

Gorgeous colours & I love the acorns.

Jenni's Jems said...

A great autumn page and love the acorns x

Anonymous said...

Janet that is simply stunning. what a beautiful and very unique creation
hugs June x

Craftyfield said...

Congratulation on your 150th post!
I love the leaves, both the colouring and the texture the die has given it. Lovely page.

Suze Bain said...

Those leaves are beautiful Janet, the look great against the woodgrain. xx

Mrs A. said...

Love your little acorns and the detail on the leaf texture really does show up. Hugs Mrs A.

Gio said...

Very inventive! Love how it looks like!

Anonymous said...

What a stunning calendar Janet!! beautiful colours.
Thanks for playing

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Janet, Fab colours and I love the texture you've got going on your page, lovely design too, Gay xxx