Hello friends and welcome to a new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! This week our challenge is ~ AUTUMN!
For my project, I was inspired by early morning walks in the park and the beauty of nature and created a textured canvas panel using die cuts from Tim Holtz.
...and here's how I created this panel!
To add some depth and colour into my background, I used PaperArtsy Infusions. Warning: You only need a very small amount of these, they do go a long way!! I sprinkled The Sage and Sunset Beach over the top of the pasted area and then spritzed with water, letting the colour run and pool over the background.
To add a little more depth of colour, I then dry brushed the stencilled area with some Gold Rush Metallique Paint, this creates a little shimmer but nothing sparkly which was just perfect for what I wanted. I also added some gold rush around the edges of the canvas.
Add a few splashes of the gold rush paint and Gesso and I also added some gesso around the edges and a few paint scratches. Heat dry the whole surface area and set aside.
Ink the edges with Walnut Stain and then spritz over the top of the leaves with Mica Spray and once again, heat dry.
Attach the deer onto your canvas using foam pads for dimension and then together with some floristry sisal fibres, layer the leaves across the canvas, placing them beneath the die cut deer.
Cut a strip of crinkle ribbon and dye with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Spray Stains before tying into a scruffy bow. Attach the bow to the left hand side of the leaf arrangement. I then created two pinecones from kraft card, using Tim's Tattered Pinecone die and attached these to the centre of the bow.
I hope you've enjoyed the creative process behind this autumn inspired canvas and as always if you do need any further inspiration, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in and good luck....