Thursday, September 26, 2019

It's Vintage Autumn at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges

Hello, Lovelies! I recently won a Scrapping 4 Fun challenge and the prize was being a guest designer for a future challenge.
The challenge is Vintage Autumn. It begins tomorrow 9/27/19 at 2 a.m. CEST and runs until October 10th, so check it out!

The sponsor is Digi Doodle Studios. I have colored one of her images for my make. It's called Heidi Autumn.

I've made an 8x8 Deco for a seasonal display in my home. I have several of these stands and have slowly been creating Decos to hang on them. When not on display, I store my decos in an 8x8 3-ring binder album, just like they are lumpy scrapbook layouts. Working well so far!

I used the current Outlawz Wednesday Sketch, resizing it in PSE to 8x8. I then printed it out on 110# index stock, cut out the long oval with my craft knife, centered the printed sketch oval hole I'd cut over the image that I'd printed separately, and I pencil-traced around the rim on my image. Then I took my deco scissors and cut out my image. This was all because I do not have any ovals that big to have die cut it, but it worked pretty well. I used a torn edge scissor blade so I didn't have to be perfect with my cutting.

After gathering my papers (Graphics 45 Seasons Collection) so I'd know my colors, I colored this sweet image with my ProMarkers. Next, I took my Yellow and Clear Wink of Stellas and coated her hair and the leaves with liquid glitter. I then stamped Happy Fall (Sizzix stampset and dies) directly on my image with VersaFine Clair ink. I made 40 bazillion ProMarkers dots in the sky...why? It was just one of those intuitive things, but after I finished I loved it because it looked like confetti with the leaves to me. Lastly, I took a dark brown chalk ink pad and pretty aggressively ink-distressed the oval's edges, then put that aside to work on my base.

I save the chipboard backings of patterned paper pads, so I have several G-45 boards. I adhered papers to the front and back of one of the bases with ScorTape and then ink-distressed the edges with the chalk ink pad. (The last Deco I made [the 911 tribute], I decoupaged the base papers (both sides) and the chipboard base has begun to warp while it's been hanging on display. So, I am hesitant to use wet glue now.) I framed the piece with a border of skinny gold german scrap in lieu of an additional paper layer as the sketch wanted.

I had some fall leaves, felt lace and flower blooms in my stash, so I piled on what I had. Then I mimicked the bazillion dots on the image with sequins and Nuvo Drops and Cinnamon Stickles on the background. The photos do not show how truly dimensional (I say lumpy) this piece is. I am happy with it!

Some close-ups:

 And a final look:
1.  Outlawz Wednesday Sketch - shown above
2.  Mix It Up Challenge #29: AG + Opt. 3-D Project
3.  Stamping Sensations Sept. Challenge: AG with Flowers
4.  More Mixed Media Sept. Challenge: AG + Opt. Browns
5.  Use Your Stuff #376: Upcycle/Recycle -- I recycled 8x8 chipboard from G45 paper pad for the base of my Deco.
6.  Aud Sentiments #236: Sentiment + AG
7.  Cutie Pie Challenge #139: Celebrations -- Celebrating the arrival of Autumn/Fall
8.  Outlawz Thursday Twist Sept. 26-Oct.9: Starts with A -- Autumn
9.  Colour Crazy Week 36: AG with Colouring -- I used ProMarkers to color my focal image
10. Outlawz Color Tuesdays Sept. 24-Oct. 7: Tic Tac Toe -- I chose top row Lace/Pearls/Flowers  

11. Moo Mania #200: Autumn Glory
12. Try It On Tuesday: Hot Hot Hot
13. Through the Craft Room Door Sep. 24-30: AG
14. Your Scrapbook Place Sept.: Always AG

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you enjoyed my project and you will consider playing along at Scrapping 4 Fun's Vintage Autumn Challenge! xoxo


froebelsternchen said...

That's Autumb Glory at its best!
A fantastic card Aimeslee! Wow.
Thank you beyond belief for supporting Moo Mania &More as well as Try it on Tuesday!
Much appreciated. Congrats on your guest designing. A FANTASTIC project for their challenge!
Happy weekend!
Hugs, Susi

brenda said...

It's a beautiful Autumnal creation and lovely warm colours. It's so nice to see you at Stamping Sensations but our theme is 'Flowers' which must be reflected in the stamped focal element.

B x

Jacq said...

What a fantastic autumn decor you've created Aimeslee, it must look spectacular in real life with all those sequins, stickles, die cuts and flowers.
Thanks for playing with us over at The Outlawz Colour Challenge!

The Outlawz DT

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the autumnal vibe and the addition of the leaves and flowers - stunning 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for joining us over at Aud Sentiments.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This card definitely has the feeling of jumping in the leaves, very great celebratory fall card!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous autumn card and those colours you used look lovely autumn leaves are so beautiful and you captured that look so well on this card.
Thank you so much for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays as well.
Yvonne xx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

What a beautiful Autumnal creation. The colors are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Whoop Whoop!! Congratulations on winning a guest designer spot! You certainly will be a hit because your work is always so intricate and awesome.

This piece is stunning. I love all the embellishments and your image which is just darling. So well coloured!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous Autumnal card and you've showcased the lovely image so well with your hand cut oval. The combination of colours you used are gorgeous and I do like the dot's in the background, I agree it looks like confetti.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x

Rosie said...

A great take of the theme.

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY as well as MOO MANIA & MORE

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful work Ainslee, love it all, huge congrats and well done.
Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

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crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on winning and your GDT spot-love the image and beautifully coloured and gorgeous Autumn colourd embellishmenta and papers-love the frame you used for display
Carol x

Julene Matthews said...

Great recycling of the cardstock. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at UYS.

Sandra Wright. said...

I just love Autumn, my favourite time of the year, so I just love your project, it is stunning.
Thank you so much for joining us at More Mixed Media...x