Sep 1, 2016

DIY Fall Art for Home Decor

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Today we launch a fabulous new challenge at Stamps & Stencils.  Rachel Fisher is our lovely hostess and she has chosen, "The colours of autumn - reds, oranges, golds and browns - use these in a mixed media creation."  Our team has created the MOST AMAZING inspiration for you this month, so do check it out.


I wasn't very creative because all that came to mind for our autumn challenge was beautiful leaves, and I did just that - created a project completely focused on autumn leaves!  I mixed some Darcies, Prima, and Tim Holtz leaf dies together with real pine cones and Prima flowers to create a fall bouquet onto an 8x10 burlap canvas board.



TIP: Create full sized inky papers and then select where on the ink patterns you wish to cut your particular dies.  This makes the process very simple.  If you want to add more ink afterward, just sponge it on randomly.  Mixing solid and skeleton leaves created a very realistic effect, don't you think?  Note some of my paper was stamped, but hadn't worked for the intended project, so I recycled it here.  I truly use every drop of ink and mop up with scraps, which is perfect for die cuts.


The sentiment is a bit cute, but sorely reminded me of my late Grandmother and I just had to use it anyway.  After all, fall decor can be a little cute, right?  My stencil work in the background didn't turn out well, so I completely covered it up.  Better to have no stencil than ugly stencil!  I added leafy swirl stamping on my designer paper to help fill in any gaps.

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32 comments:

brenda said...

Absolutely glorious Autumn, I always love the warm colours of this time of year.

B x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This is your season, Autumn! September 1st - you didn't miss a day, did you, LOL! Loving the colours and dimensionals - so expertly created!

Marty Fishman said...

I love how you've gathered your leaves and flowers together and the colors are beautiful. Just love this!

Char said...

So lovely, Autumn. My favorite time of year.

Diana Taylor said...

I love this card and just caught sight of it as I visited your next post - so glad I did - it's just beautiful. I love the autumn colours and what a wonderful array of foliage - the little acorns on the background paper are adorable.

Vintagehandmade said...

Absolutely beautiful, Autumn! Your fall bouquet turned out brilliantly and your colors are simply fantastic! Love it to bits, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Darlene said...

WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS Autumn!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RIBBONS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
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Graciellie Design said...

This made me smile! So beautiful!

Lin said...

Oh my stars, what a gorgeous thing, Autumn! An amazing array of leaves and I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Susan said...

I adore everything about this - colors, texture, design! You would never know you were covering up an "oops"!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Autumn!! I love the amazing layers of leaves!! They look so fabulous!! The pine cone is a perfect touch!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

oh so beautiful Autumn - such a wonderful layered make from a wonderful lady! Hugs rachel x

Julie Ann Lee said...

How beautiful this is Autumn, so full of seasonal colour and abundance. I love your work and Autumn is my favourite time of year definitely. Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my project at Calico Craft Parts - you made my day. xx

Sue C said...

Wonderful project Autumn ! The collection of leaves is just stunning ! Sue C x

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous panel Autumn, lovely arrangement of the flowers and leaves.
Avril xx

Donna Ellis said...

LOVE that tiny acorn paper, Autumn! Your floral masterpiece really says Fall is here! I can smell the dry leaves and fresh scent of pinecones! The olive ferns really set the rest of the arrangement off beautifully. Thanks for trying to make me feel cooler with your Autumn themed card! hugs, de

Maxine D said...

Oh Autumn this is gorgeous - love your thrifty use of bits that have not worked out and mop up pieces - they have helped make a stunning project.
Blessings
Maxine

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous canvas love,beautiful selection of Autumn leaves,gorgeous bow and meaningful sentiment
Carol x

Sue said...

These colours are wonderful Autumn, I sometimes think that Autumn is my favourite season, but then I enjoy each one, it's just that Winter last soooo long here! It's a beautiful board and the sentiment fits perfectly xx

Redanne said...

I just love the Autumnal colours you have used, the teeny, tiny acorns on the paper are gorgeous - and then those leaves - wow, they are so beautiful! Apologies for my lateness, internet issues sadly.... Hugs, Anne xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous Fall card with all your beautiful details!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood.
Diane TSH DT

Helen Gullett said...

This is so beautiful as fall decor. Love love the sentiment and your works of layers.

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card...great tips on how you coloured the gorgeous fall cluster !

suzARTe said...

This card is just way too lovely, so much dimension and colour.It would be fantastic if you shared this creation at Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

butterfly said...

Yum, yum, yum - a glorious Harvest bouquet - stunning composition of all your elements, and the dimension is so cool. Lovely!
Alison x

Joi at RR said...

Autumn - your fall bouquet on the burlap is... well... seriously the only word I can come up with is PERFECTION. Everything is just placed perfectly, the colors are so warm and peacefully inviting, the combinations of items is just stunning, it's truly lovely... PERFECTION. You got me singing the song... I have too many blessings to count and I'm so very thankful. Xj.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Autumn. I just LOVE the layers, texture, and so many fabulous elements you've incorporated. You're a SUPER talented gal and I'm so blessed to know you and have you share your talents. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to play along with us. It's always such a blessing to have you play along.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Cec said...

Sorry I haven't been by sooner to tell you how fabulous this is. Love all the greenery in fall colours and the layout is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
Hugs!
Cec

Zoe Hillman said...

Stunning card! It makes me long for autumn to come. Thanks for joining us for the Floral Infatuation challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is wonderful, Autumn! It reminds me of my girlhood walks in the woods in Vermont. I love all the depth and dimension you built in with those gorgeous leafy layers! The colors are so warm and rich, I can almost feel the sun on my shoulders. It's a very nostalgic and beautifully composed piece. Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Frilly and Funkie Floral Infatuation Challenge!

Jenny Marples said...

Incredibly lifelike look to your gorgeous fall bouquet here Autumn! Such a vintage feel to it too. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

A Pink said...

Gorgeous! Autumn . A real ode to the fall with that wonderful assemblage of flora and foliage . So Lovely .
hugs x

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