sunnuntai 13. syyskuuta 2015

That autumn feeling.

The Craft Barn calendar challenge prompts for September are BROWN and LEAVES. And since "the shades of autumn" happens to be the theme for Our Creative Corner, I'm posting for that too.

I started by drawing a calendar grid on the A4 mixed media paper... and searching my stash for the leaves I knew were somewhere (leftovers from a year ago!). I stamped the focal point (portrait by Da Vinci from Rubber Dance Art Stamps) on the old book paper I've been using on this calendar. I used stencils to trace an oval on scrap card and cut it out. I heat embossed with gold and stamped a music stamp on part of it. Here are pictures of the layers: 

A collage of torn paper, just to get me in the mood
Gesso and sprays... always surprised how the gesso "kills" the colour
(dark brown, bright green and orange sprays... would you believe it?)
Added a layer of gloss gel and resprayed before it dried. 
Stamped with Archival inks. Large iris from VivaLasVegaStamps, smaller
flowers and diamonds from Rubber Dance Art Stamps.
Adhered my main image and frame
Adhered leaves, these are done with clear stamps from a small Finnish
company (Finnstamper) using Distress inks and water.

A banner for the month (Lawn Fawn, Sally's ABCs) and I'm calling it done! Love it :)

The previous pages for this calendar can be found here:



7 kommenttia:

  1. had the same issue with dull Dylusions yesterday, fixed it with inktense pencils. Love all the layers, and the oval is so cleverly made with the gold heat embossing and stamping into that.

  2. This is lovely Kristiina - what a great idea to do a calendar!

  3. A really lovely page. The stamps are very pretty and detailed.

  4. Wow, beautiful page Kristiina! I love this. Thank you for joining in The Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x

  5. Beautiful layers and I love the leaves. Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x