Friday, October 4, 2013

Crisp Air and Beautiful Colors!

It's October...
I am so loving this time of year.  The sunshine, crisp air and beautiful colors are always an inspiration to me.  I love wearing jeans and sweatshirts (but, I keep my flip flops on).  Getting ready for the upcoming holiday season and decorating the house are my favorite things to do!

I decided I needed some new fall decorations and bought a couple of the styrofoam pumpkins and mesh ribbon that are everywhere.  Next, I pulled out a pile of scrap cardstock, specialty papers, some embossing folders, and lots of mists and inks to embellish them.

And, this is what I came up with!

After adding leaves using the Crafter's Workshop Pattern Leaves Template and Ranger Distress Inks, I sprayed the pumpkins with Therm-o-web Iridescent Glitter Dust to seal the ink and give it some sparkle!  I love this glitter spray.  It has a beautiful glittery sheen and great texture.  

Next, I made lots of leaves with the Sizzix  Leaves 2 and Sizzix/Stampin' Up Autumn Accents Die-cuts and glitter, velvet, shimmer and cardstock papers.  I wanted lots of texture and color on the leaves so I embossed them with various embossing folders from Couture Creations then inked and misted some of them for added color. 

I cut a hole in the bottom of the smaller pumpkin and hot glued it over the stem of the larger pumpkin.  I also used hot glue to add the leaves and bow.  The cascading bow is made from Celebrate It 5 1/2" Mesh Ribbon. 
I love the overall appearance of the colors and texture on the finished project!
Thanks for stopping by to share my inspiration!

CropStop Featured Product
Core'dinations Cardstock - Neutrals
Couture Creations Elegance Collection - Celebrate Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Elegance Collection - Extra Loren Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Collection - Great Almanzo Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Collection - Hyper Magical Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Collection - Smooch Embossing Folder
Crafter's Workshop Pattern Leaves Template *
Ranger Distress Inks
Antique Linen
Brushed Corduroy 
Bundled Sage
Dusty Concord
Fired Brick
Gathered Twigs
Iced Spruce
Mustard Seed
Peeled Paint
Ripe Persimmon
Salty Ocean
Seedless Preserves
Spiced Marmalade
Squeezed Lemonade
Tumbled Glass
Wild Honey

From my stash...
American Crafts Glitter Specialty Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Recollections Shimmer Specialty Paper
SEI Velvet Specialty Paper

I am also entering this in the Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge-CDB06
Anything goes and include a handmade bow!

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Krisha said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!!! Very clever to emboss the leaves.

wendipooh13 said...

those are gorgeous!!!! LOVE this, such a great decor piece for your house

antenucci said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is totally gorgeous! I love it!

Donna Maligno said...

Saw this on FB. Vicki you are amazing!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

just gorgeous!

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW!!! Where do I begin. This project is stunning. Love those leaves and like the texture you added. And those pumpkins, are really gorgeous. Love how you used the Crafter's Workshop Template to add design to the pumpkins and sealing w/ the glitter dust, AWESOME. I coming over to steal this for my house.LOL. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}


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