Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink August 2012 Blog Hop

This month's challenge is "all about autumn patterns, textures & textiles.  Think warm & cozy woolens, houndstooth, tweed, burlap, felt, corduroy. herringbone and even argyle.  You can create your own custom patterns & textures with stamps or impression plates". One of my favorite patterns is fall leaves on the sidewalk when it's raining (say that 4 times fast lol).

I embossed a 4.25" x 5.5" Ocean Tides cardstock with Tim Holtz's  Texture Fades Retro Circles Embossing Folder for the rain effect.

The leaves are made out of wax paper die cut with the Leaf Prints Dies (I easily cut three layers at one time). Then I colored them with Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Worn Lipstick and Barn Door Distress Inks. I smudged the ink pads on my non-stick mat and spritzed with a little water. The rough side really absorbs the color, and then I used my heat gun on the waxy side (carefully of course lol) which sort of melted the ink on that side into the wax. Then I added a little chalk ink in golden and rusty colors on the back side. Finished them off by using the Leaf Prints vein stamps.

The front is attached to an A2 card made of Melon Berry cardstock and stamped inside with the Falling Leaves sentiment "Happy Fall".