Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Colors: A CPC Gracious Glimpse!

Hello dear delightful friends and family,
I have been MIA to the blogging world due to other responsibilities but I'm back now!!  Christian Paper Crafts is getting ready to reveal the Design Team's wonderful cards, layouts and projects on September 15 (Fabulous Fall) so head over to the Creative Blog and get informed and get involved and check out the last 5 days of Gracious Glimpses!
But now, it's finally my turn to share a sneak peek from this months Design Team Delights!  I chose a project that was just a bit out of my comfort zone but it was good to stretch and play with materials and techniques that I've been neglecting.  Here is my Grungy "Fall Colors" Wallhanging.  The sections are broken down and described and I've tried to keep this short and sweet but you know how that goes! So I warn you now, this is a long post. (a complete list of ingredients follow at the end)
Each separate panel is a piece of gray grungeboard (Ranger - Tim Holtz) What is grungeboard you ask? Good question, here is a description:  it is a compressed, flexible sheet of dingy material that can be painted, inked, sanded, hammered or grunged. Hmmm.... I'm having all sorts of analogies running through my head from that description! As a preacher might say, "That'll preach!" :-)

(I apologize ahead of time that I don't have the names of all of the Inkadinkado stamp sets that will be shown but I've owned them longer than I've been blogging and some came in a large kit from Costco that I received as a gift!)

This stamp from Inkadinkado was my inspiration for the wallhanging.  The grungeboard was blended with Distress inks and then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using Prismacolor pencils and Adirondack Dimensional Pearls (red pepper).   The metal "Inspire" was originally light blue and I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Mushroom, Terra Cotta) to change the colors.

Left side top: the grungeboard was painted with Adirondack Dabber (Stream) the leaves are Stickyback Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth) that I diecut using the Sizzix Alterations "Tattered Leaves" die (these were leftovers from another project!)  If you click on this pic for a closer look you will see small music notes that I stamped  using the stamp off technique so it's very subtle. Next section I've used Almighty God stamp from Unity Stamp Co., (love that stamp, designed by our own Patter Cross!!), I've used Ranger Distress Inks, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint and then the leaf stamp(background) is Inkadinkado.  The trio of leaves are brads from my stash and Distress Inks, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo were used.  Bottom left is stamped with an "inchie" from still another Inkadinkado set, it is a separate piece and adhered to the base piece. I've also used the Distress Ink Dusty Concord and the leave/branch stamp is a different Inkadinkado stamp set.  The next piece was put thru the Cuttlebug using the embossing folder Divine Swirls, the Distress Ink: Mustard Seed.  The tiny grunge piece is inked with Spiced Marmalade and Crushed Olive on the edges and a button added.

The puzzle piece was in a kit and I inked it up with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade (Ranger Distress Ink) then stamped lightly with a leaf stamp. The base was inked with Vintage Photo, then I used Tattered Angel Glimmer Glam (Paprika) and using a brush covered it to give it a little shimmer.

Ranger Crackle paint (Antique Linen) was used on this section then stamped with Ranger Distress Ink, Black Soot. Urban Tapestry is the stamp I've used from the Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection.  I also used Distress Stain (tea dye) to age it a bit more.

The "Inspire" ink background is Ranger Distress Ink, Barn Door.

Here's a cool metal embellishment from a kit that says Courageous.  I've used the Adirondack acrylic paint Dabber (stream). The pumpkin was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The background color is Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Here is a list of products that I used:
Inks: Ranger Distress inks: peeled paint, vintage photo, crushed olove, dusty concord, barn door, spiced marmalade, mustard seed.  Ranger Grungeboard; Crackle paint, antique linen;
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink;  Archival Ink, Olive
Ranger Distress Stain: Tea Dye
Tattered Angel: Paprika Glimmer Glam
Adirondack Acrylic Paint: Stream; Dimensional Pearls, Red Pepper; Alcohol Inks, mushroom and terra cotta
Stamps: Assorted Inkadinkado stamp sets; Unity Stamps (Almighty God); Ranger Stamper's Anonymous Urban Tapestry;
WR Memory Keepers, Bakers Twine (lemonade)
Misc: flowers, buttons, brads, metal "inspire"
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Leaves die
Claudine Hellmuth Stickyback canvas
Prismacolor pencils: orange, apple green, canary, sienna
Black card stock cut 8x8; black chipboard cut 8x8
Everything was mounted on the card stock then the card stock was adhered to the chipboard.

Well, I think I've said quite enough!  I applaud you if you've made it through to the end!  I hope you've enjoyed and been inspired by this little piece of art.  I love reading the delightful comments, God bless!


1 comment:

  1. Natalie, this is stunning. I absolutely love it. You did an outstanding job on it. Looks like tons of work. Will you keep it? You should! You deserve something like this for your home. ~ Abby