Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ferns and Fiddles Free for All

 
Free for All Friday with Border
 
  Today you're going to see some fun creations from the Design Team with a couple of our still beautiful but older sets Ferns and Fiddles and Falling Leaves ...perfectly inspiring for the upcoming season of Autumn!
 
 
 
I wanted to try something a bit different with my card today.  I took a brown paper lunch sack, spritzed it water, crinkled it up, and diecut a Long Rectangle (Spellbinders) opening.  I wanted a rustic look to highlight my fern image.  I used the Emboss Resist technique by stamping my fern image with Versamark and embossing it with Clear EP.  I then sponged Antique Linen and Forest Moss Ranger Distress Ink over the image and watched it "pop" off the paper.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment: "Nature is the Art of God", with Soft Sand Hero Arts Shadow Ink, over and around the image.  I added a corrugated cardboard flag along with some burlap string, a scored diecut heart, and one of the other sentiments included in this set, "Just Breathe". 

That's it from me today.  If you haven't seen what the rest of the Flourishes DT has done today, you're missing out, so head on over and visit... 

Make sure you check out the Flourishes Blog today too!  Allison Cope has moved from the Friends of Flourishes Blog DT to the Finest Designers team, and we couldn't be happier!!  It's now the last chance to CASE a designer for the summer. Winners are up for a Flourishes Goodie bag.

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Stamps:   Ferns and Fiddles (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes), Paper Bag, Corrugated Cardboard
Ink:  Antique Linen, Forest Moss and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Soft Sand (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Heart Die (Tim Holtz), Circle Die and Long Rectangle dies (Spellbinders), Scor-Buddy, Rusty Safety Pin (The Funky Junky), Clear Embossing Powder (Judikins), Gesso, Burlap, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Sewing Machine 

14 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

Breathless beauty. I love this ♥ And thanks for another way to use my neglected corrugator thingey.

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE the BG you created wtih the brown paper bag!! Gorgeous, natural card!!

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning, Tosha. I love the look you achieved with the brown paper bag. Beautiful! :)

Marsha J Reed said...

Such a pretty fall colored card! I have got to try that sewing on the card.

Mickie said...

Oh WOW, I love this, love the brown.

Pattie J. said...

I am so glad you chose something different, and well done. It is amazing what can be done with what we have. Just a fantastic idea, and the leaf does pop. Love your accent and sentiment to complete the picture.

dpkennedy said...

Are you kidding me?! I have to try this...it's gorgeous! You are so creative Tosh!!

ChristineCreations said...

This is amazing Tosha! I just LOVE how rustic and perfect the brown paper bag is - so great with this set!

Conniecrafter said...

that is just so cool, love the crinkled paper bag background, awesome for a masculine card!! your background to the fern is very cool too!

Makiko Jones said...

How cool is this, Tosh!! Love the crinkled brown bag background! The stamped image is so beautiful.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very warm and pretty Tosha. I adore that safety pin idea, very clever.

Linda Carson said...

Whoa! A brown paper bag never looked so good! Love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZING!!!! Just love what you did with that brown paper bag. Thanks for making me see an ordinary thing in my studio as an extraordinary card element. nise

Cheryl said...

I never would have guessed that this was from a paper bag! It looks amazing! And the embossed resist fern is just beautiful!

 
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