Friday, October 4, 2013

Follow - Up Friday!

Vicki here...I'm back for follow-up Friday!  We have finalized our blog schedule and I'm back to my regular spot and so happy to be here. 

 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we will be sharing inspiration with you.
Then, you can share yours with us!
The first Saturday of every month, we will add a link up to the bottom of the post for sharing your beautiful craftiness with us.  We want to see what you have been inspired to create.  You can link all month long! 
Click on the picture of the "3 Hands"  in the upper right corner of the blog to go straight to the post link for sharing your projects.

We can't wait to see how you inspire us!
Here's my inspiration for you...

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!

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Cathi ONeill said...

Stunning project Vicki! Love your masking and leaves and the ribbon, beautiful!!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow this is spectacular , the leaves are such vibrant colors. Love it Vicki