I haven't done a contest in a while, so I thought I would jump on a two-fur this week.
Papertrey Ink is doing a Blog hop to coincide with their September release, AND their normal Make-it-Monday challenge all together. SO- I did a combo of the two!
I made this-
Make-it-Monday challenge was to make a stencil with a PTI cover plate, and then make a background using some textural material. Ok, so mine is SPACKLE. I'm a guy; sue me.
Once the spackle was mostly dry (No patience, me) I sponged some Distress Inks on top, to point up some of the texture. Hint- POUNCE, don't rub! BTW-This is actually a grey card stock, not purple. I think the book that the card is sitting on makes it look really purple... Anyway, I like the effect. I originally was unconvinced that a card stock stencil would reveal enough of a lift from the surface, but it really worked! It was actually supposed to look flocked, but maybe the spackle dries differently than regular dimensional paste. I still like it!
The second challenge , for the Blog hop challenge, the thing is to incorporate a wreath into your design. Well, I decided it was time for some fall, so I got out my PTI acorn dies, and several different stamp sets (Up, up and away, Medallions, and Rosey Posey), and got to work.
I die cut 3 sets of acorns, in three greens, and stamped each with a different motif. I LOVE the way the rainbow stamp from Up up and Away worked as curvy stripes! Almost wood grain-y!
Then I cut the caps from the acorns, mixed them up, and attached them with foam tape in different heights to a Memory box wreath die cut I had laying around. Some rhinestones, and Grey twine bow, and I was ready to go! But wait! I had to go back with my Sakura glitter pen to spice things up a bit, adding it to the seam where the acorn meets the cap. Subtle, but I think it helps the eye in those places where two of the same cardstock pieces might overlap.
So, as I look at it, the whole "wreath" idea might be hard to see unless you're looking for it--Maybe I went overboard with the amount of acorns? Unfortunately, once they're stuck down, they're down, unless you like that shredded look.
I AM a fan of the colors- Kind of "Soft Autumn", if you will.
Normally, I might add something to fill the space beneath the wreath (See what I did there?), but I really wanted that spackle background to have some room to shine.
I love trying new techniques! I may actually trade in my spackle for some real dimensional paste, but hey, you never know when you might start a new fad! That's me, Mr. Fadmaker! SO NOT!
Thanks for stopping by!