Sunday, 19 September 2010

Thanks Lin!

Saw a fab canvas by Lin  on her blog yesterday using the tattered leaves alterations. She has used all metal but apart from not wanting to copy her beautiful work too closely, I didn't have enough, especially in the colours I wanted/needed .

Anyhow, I cut some leaves using a mixture of metal, plain and textured cardstock and some of Tim's Lost and Found stack.
The circle is a piece of chip which I coloured with tea dye and a little walnut stain distress inks, then stamped the Wendy script from one of my new sets, in black.

Put some of the leaves through a texture fade and whilst Liverpool where first losing, then drawing and then finally losing (damn them and more so damn Man U!) I put them together round the circle.

Used a philosophy tag (that's an empty packet, but I have a new one ready....) and my paper pen that I got at the Craft Barn, to make some pearls round the edges of the leaves.

Forgot to tie some ribbon through the hole in the chip before I stuck the leaves on, so have to work out another way to hang it, if that's what I decide to do....!!!

Had fun with this, and yes, Lori as you pointed out, you'll see lots of leaves this weekend.
Got some challenges I want to catch up on, but no ideas for them, so it's football again on the TV!


Hels Sheridan said...

Ooh I neeed that leaf die LOL Loving this... colours are so Autumn... have fun watching the footy hun x

Kay said...

Ack! It's going to take time to settle in with a new manager, but things did look like they were improving in the week :(
Love this wreath... I really am going to have to get this leaf die! Roll on next weekend when I can splash the cash again :)

2amscrapper said...

What a beautiful bouquet of leaves!

flutterbycrafter said...

Flippin eck, this is gorgeous, just got my metal out to have a go, you're quick off the mark H, lol. xx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful leafy art Helen! I bought one of dem paper pens at CB too! Lol! xx

Lori said...

Aha! lol! This looks fab, so autumn! Love it, and must check out Lin's blog as well, especially if she used metal!

Lynn Stevens said...

What is it about the fall colors that warm me up inside? This is so lovely! I'd hang it on my door for sure!