Saturday, September 20, 2014

Playing With Leaves

I just love Autumn...the cool crisp weather, the deep blue sky, and the changing color of the leaves.
Making these leaves I used mostly CTMH supplies, the exceptions were two leaf stamps I had, a couple embossing folders,Cricut cartridges,Glitter and some distress inks by Tim Holts.  
This is a list of CTMH supplies I used
  1. Inks (Exclusive & pigment)
  2. Re-inkers
  3. Create-A-Shade Paint (Pearl)
  4. Stamp Set Fall Harvest (C1504)
  5. Card Stock
  6. Embossing Folders ( Wood grain, Chevron)
  7. Clear embossing powder
  8. Heat gun
  9. Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
  10. Sanding Kit (Z1294)
  11. Sponge (Z697), Sponge Daubers (Z726)
I used the colors of card stock & inks that I liked. Some if the colors I used were; Olive, Barn Red, Honey, Sunset, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, & Colonial white.
I used 3 layers of cardboard for my wreath base. I used the foam wreath to trace for the shape.
I embossed with folders and embossing powders. I stamped with pigment inks (barn red & coco)
and used clear embossing powder.  With the folders...some of them I left plain , some I sanded and some I inked.  Most of the leaves I used a sponge or dauber to apply the inks, some I did as water color, some inked over the clear embossing and some I sprayed with sprays I made with the re-inkers.  I added some of the pearl paint to some of the sprays to make them shine and of course I had to try some glitter.
Embossing Folders
I think the Chevron turned out to be my favorite!
Sanding the embossed patterns
CTMH paper is great for this technique!
I inked some of them with our distress ink.
These I sprayed
You can see the shine from the pearl paint!
I Love it.
I think these are my favorite. I used VersaMark ink pad and just ran it over the raised part of the embossed patterns, added clear embossing powder. I sponged these with pigment inks and used a baby wipe to wipe off the excess. Pretty!
These I used just pigment ink & a dauber.
These I used our glue pen and added where I wanted the glitter to be. Then I sprinkled glitter on the glue.  Again the Chevron is my favorite!

Well that is my fun play time with my leaves. Watch for my next post to see what projects I have used them for. Happy Crafting!  Be Curious!
Give this a try, .. its so fun.  If you have any questions please let me know.
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1 comment:

  1. jenniferf1972@gmail.comSeptember 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Tyvm for sharing! I LOVE autumn too. Your leaves are Gorgeous! Would you consider selling some?


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