Saturday, November 1, 2014

HIMCR #172 - Fall Colors

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!

Here it is Saturday once again . . .
and you know what that means, don't you???

That's right . . . not only is it time for a new challenge over at Hiding in My Craft Room, but since it is the 1st Saturday of the month, it is time for a color challenge.  So this week's challenge is "Fall Colors".  And isn't that just perfect as it being the 1st day of November and the weather is definitely "fall" weather . . . at least around here.  Yesterday the high was 43 degrees and the low was in the 20s  - BRRR!!! :)  I actually had to turn the heat up. 

Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps
The giveaway is $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps!!!

For this week's challenge, I chose a digi called "Two Pumpkins" from Sami Stamps and put together a little wall hanging.  I chose pumpkins because nothing reminds me of Fall orThanksgiving more than seeing the pumpkin fields ready for harvest. Here's how my wall hanging turned out:

"Two Pumpkins" digi image by Sami Stamps
Heavenly White 120# from PaperTemptress (for embossed background)
"Haunted Hallow" 6x6 paper pad by American Crafts (orange paper & words)
"Pumpkin" Scrapper's Spool floss from Karen Foster Designs
yellow, orange, purple & brown/black Gelatos (sorry, can't read the actual names)
translucent embossing paste by Wendy Venchi for Studio 490
"Scary Background" die (#1078) by Poppy Stamps 
"Knotted Wood" chalk ink by Prima
misc. sequins
misc. metal eyelet "stickers"
black drawing ink (to make splashes)

For this wall hanging , I used a piece of Heavenly White 120# that I had embossed on a couple of weeks on with the "Scary Background" die to see if I wanted to use a solid color or patterned paper for that project (I decided to used the patterned paper for that project). So I decided to try a technique I saw on S.W.A.T. (Scrap Warriors Advanced Training) that a friend of mine did for their October Basic Training using translucent embossing paste and gelatos along with using S.W.A.T.'s Drill #42 (a color challenge for October) . . . I was in hopes to be able to post it for their October challenge, but since I couldn't post my wall hanging here on my blog till today (November 1st), I wasn't able to enter it on time.

The first thing I did was brush a thin layer of embossing paste over the entire piece of paper.  In the original instructions, Michele used clear gesso . . . but I couldn't find mine, so I used translucent embossing pasted instead..  After drying, I colored with gelatos and then used my fingers to gently blend them together. (I'm a little disappointed that the purple didn't show up well due to adding the image . . . Oh, well!!!) I then splattered water here and there and gently blotted dry. (Click either HERE or on the actual names of the drills/training in the above paragraph to see the full instructions and/or colors S.W.A.T. used.) I set this aside and went to work on the rest of my wall hanging.  

After coloring my image with my Copics, I adhered all my layers . . . add the "pumpkin" colored floss under my image,  Then added sequins here and there . . . a few flicks (or splats) of black drawing ink and  . . . VOILA! I was done!!! And though I don't have this on my wall (YET), I do have it displayed on one of those plate holder thingies. lol

Here's a closeup of the embossing:

Remember, you have one week (till Saturday Nov. 8th at 2am PST) to get your projects in for the "Fall Colors" challenge.  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

Till the next time I'm up in the night.

Challenge(s) I would like to enter:
Anything BUT a Card - Autumn Magic/mini challenge
AUD Sentiments - Two or Three word sentiments
Craftin Dessert Divas - brown & orange
D.L.Art - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - purple, green, black with a touch of gold
Squigglefly Challenge #43 - use a frame (didn't use a "traditional" frame but used my papers are "framing" my image and the background)
Thru the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
3 Girl Jam - Christmas / Holiday with ribbon/twine


Holly Young

Wonderful card. so much texture! I love the orange raffia! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!


Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

mum of two

How fabulous! I love the crimped background. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Brown and Orange Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Marie Ingholt

What a Lovely looking card. Really wonderful. Thanks for playing with us over at AUD sentiments this week.
Love n hugs


Wow.. this is simply gorgeous!! Your coloring is amazing and I love all the details and texture! :) The technique you used on the paper sounds complicated, but it looks fabulous!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas "Brown and Orange" Linky Party!
Happy Fall!
~ DT Lori

Cara Malmrose

Great Fall card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

Sandy How

A fab Halloween make. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this week.


So many fun details on your wall hanging! Love how you did the little orange straw and splatters and your sentiment bits. Fun! Thanks for sharing this with us in the Squigglefly challenge!

Karen (karey2005)

Hey girlie, this is beautiful! Thanks for linking up at 3 Girl JAM! Hope you and the family are well.

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