Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Autumn Colours and some Special News!


Welcome everyone to my second post of today and some very special news! I was absolutely thrilled when last month Laura invited me onto the Design Team at Our Creative Corner


Our Creative Corner has been a favourite challenge site of mine since I first started entering challenges a number of years ago and I have always been inspired by the Design Team's projects and particularly the Spotlight Posts. I am so very excited to be part of this fabulously talented DT and hope that you will follow me in this fabulous journey.


And so to the challenge for this month: 







The colours of Autumn! Beautiful and dramatic reds, golds, yellows, browns, greens and all shades in between. Your challenge this month is to take some inspiration from the colours in the image and make an autumnul inspired project.




So here is my piece inspired by those beautiful Autumn hues. Unfortunately when I made this I was still crafting on crutches and couldn't lay my hands on everything I really needed but these were the inks I used:



I started the plaque on a piece of grey board covered with gesso and used texture paste and die cuts which were lying within reach. The gesso really tones down these vibrant colours.



Once everything had been sprayed I played around with rub ons, chit chats, pearl buttons and some metal embellishments.


And finally the flowers and leaf - inked with the same colours.

I do hope that you are inspired to join us in our challenge at Our Creative Corner this month and hop on over to see the rest of the Design Team makes - such an amazing amount of talent using many different products and in many different styles. 



Creative Embellishments are the sponsors for this months challenge and they are offering a random prize winner a $25 voucher to spend in their store.

So have a hunt through your stash and play with all those wonderful autumn colours and share your project with us before the end of the month.

Thank you for joining me (again!) today.

Jennie x

12 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

A beautiful piece Jennie with those soft and subtle tones, love the wonderful textures too!

Big congrats on your new DT position too, well done!!

die amelie said...

Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous, Jenny!

And OCC was my "first contact" with challenge blogs too and has ever since been special to me! So glad you are with us now! Yay!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Rita said...

Wow Jenny. What a beautiful piece of art. Love the muted colours and the flowers look stunning as a focal point. Hope you are well. Hugs Rita xxxx

Anonymous said...

Heel mooi is dit werk van jou !
Prachtig gemaakt !
Groetjes Jannie

Lys Scrap said...

A Wonderful piece with soft tones and marvellous flowers as always, Jennie! Happy you join us at OCC!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely plaque Jennie - with your beutiful flowers and lovely stenciled background! congrats on being the Guest DT for the month! Julia xx

Jan Hill said...

Hi Jennie, lovely to see you on the team! I love your piece, Autumn mists and faded flowers, really pretty. Hugs Jan x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Congrats to you dearie and what an amazing design you have created! Such a lovely belt muted color palette and oh so gorgeous! Wowzers! ~Niki

butterfly said...

Congratulations, Jennie - and what a beautiful debut piece for OCC. The crackle is wonderful both in the background and on those beautiful leaves, and those may be the most beautiful roses yet! Perfection.
Alison xx

Shari Trumbull said...

WELCOME, WELCOME Jennie to the OCC DT!!! It's soooo good to have you with us! Your beautiful creations are sure to inspire all of us--Just look at this beautiful Autumn plaque!! I love your layers of color and texture and look at those blooms!! So pretty!! Welcome to the team again!! XOXO-Shari

Marci said...

This is lovely. Congratulations!

Ana K. said...

Dear Jennie, first welcome to our team, we are all so happy that you join us!! I love your colour palette, beautiful crackles and of course your famous flowers…superb! Hugs from Slovenia