Friday, 10 September 2010

Autumn Leaves

Am a bit like a bus today - don't see one for a while then two come together!Second post for today is a project done for my Flickr group 'Art n Soul'. The challenge for October (unsuprisingly) has a theme of Autumn or Fall. (How original I am when setting these challenges I hear you say!)
The difficulty was that the theme had to be interpreted onto a Beer Mat.
And no this was NOT an excuse to visit the pub - as fortunately (or UNfortunately depending on your point of view)- one of my crafting friends had sent me a stack of beer mats a while back. I shall refrain from naming her as I don't want you to think she spends all her time in licensed premises......
So here's the finished project! I covered the coaster with glossy paper. Then coloured with a combination of Sunset Orange, Caramel, Ginger and Butterscotch Alcohol Inks. I then stamped some leaf images (Elusive Images) randomly onto the background.
I used a wee bit of copper embossing powder round the edges before adding the text. The text I found some time ago whilst blog hopping and it amuses me as I think it's absolutely so true! The large leaf was another Elusive Images stamp done with Stazon onto a Ten Seconds Studio metal sheet then cut out. I embossed it to 'puff' it up a bit and filled the back with Polyfilla to make sure it didn't squash before fixing it to the coaster.
Some leaf shaped buttons and some fibres to finish.

Paperplay Challenges, Creative Inspirations and Theme Thursday all have set challenges of Autumn this week.


  1. Beautiful mixed elements make up this perfect Autumn piece. Love the leaf buttons- so fun!

  2. Hello Viv. This is just so pretty and very unusual. I just love the colours and how you have done the design. It would make a lovely gift. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. Lovely Viv, I love the autumnal tones.

  4. Gorgeous piece of art, I love autumn colours :)

  5. I love recycling. Beautiful project.

  6. Wow loving this autumnal piece viv, gorgeous details and colour
    hugs June xxxx

  7. This is a gorgeous card hun, Good Luck with our DT Call at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  8. wow beautiful project, lovely colours


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