Well fall has fallen! It's been crisp and cool in the mornings but delightful in the afternoons. It's my favorite season - I just love it! Maria is bringing on a wonder-fall 3D challenge for Just Us Girls this week - she wants us to alter a tissue box or some other box you have laying around the house - with a FALL theme.
brainstorming conversation on Skype with my dear friend Selma and she came up with the idea of a luminaire! SO - Selma thanks for the idea -- here's what I came up with. It's always amusing for me to watch how ideas just change and transform as I begin to work. My final project ended up being a weathered barn (of sorts).
I started with red cardstock. I scored it, weathered it with brown ink dragged across the paper, then just began to add some fun accents. Picket fence punch and some of my favorite Gina K stamps called Autumn Beauty. I colored and cut out sunflowers, scarecrow, pumpkins and corn stalks. I cut out the oval for the "window" and backed it with a spotted vellum. Cut an oval to "frame it up". Finally I didn't have the right things to finish off the top how I originally thought I would, so I ended up making a "roof" - was trying to make it sort of like a barn.
The LED candle flickers on and off and it was mostly "off" in this photo but you can see the sunflowers on the side and you sort of see the peaked barn roof. Used the woodgrain embossing folder.
Thanks for a great challenge Maria - whew! Can't wait to see what all of you come up with. Please pop over to the DT for some inspiration and PLEASE stop over and leave some JUGS love for our Featured Designer Monique - I guarantee you will LOVE her project! Thanks Monique for a fantastic job for JUGS.
Meanwhile - don't forget we're still looking for a new DT member so please come and apply! You can check it out here. We'd love to see what you come up with.
Have a great weekend.