Hi everyone and welcome. It probably looks like nothing's been going on here but that couldn't be further from the truth! So many samples, so little time... but enough of all that. I tend to hang on to scraps from prior projects and mop ups (even if they look like the bin would be the best place for them) as you never know when they'll come in useful. In a break from what had to be done I took inspiration from the wonderful Ashli Oliver and decided to throw a few together to reduce the pile...
Key to all of this was the largest panel - I've got a cardboard box spray station and having used a few Distress Stain Sprays on them recently the residue is building up nicely. And of course being Distress it's easily reinvigorated with an extra spritz of Stain. Then it's mop up time, giving a plain piece of card an Autumnal makeover. A couple of extra drips and a quick spray left me with something begging to be used up.
When creating this month's Tim tag card I had to make two of the Embossing Paste stencilled tags. The first one had a raven on it but when the whole design changed he didn't make the cut - but the tag did! Chopped up, with Picket Fence Distress Paint and various Stain Sprays over some bits and others left 'naked' it wasn't wasted.
When adding the Picket Fence Paint through the stencil I couldn't even bare to waste the remaining paint, so the stencil was flipped and I brayered over it onto white card. A few drips of Antique Linen Distress Stain Spray (can you tell I'm addicted?!) aged the pale 'damask look' card perfectly. Even the Crackle Paste/Stained Frameworks die cut was on that spares pile! I know! It must have been serendipity (or lots of indecision/rejects :)
Having piled it all up I needed a focal point - cue Pinecone. Not necessarily the obvious choice; the idea of using leaves had run through my head but I've noticed tonnes of these 'mini trees' lying amongst the Autumn leaves on those long dog walks. Just adding a vellum embossed one lacked impact so I stamped the whole image in Jet Black Archival Ink.
And so I'm entering this play piece into;
and also linking it to
Time to get back to it for me. Hope you have a happy Wednesday and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx