Friday, 19 September 2014

Colours of Autumn for A Vintage Journey

Incredibly we are already half way through September and time for another challenge at A Vintage Journey.  The wonderfully talented Astrid has chosen this month's theme which is

Colours of Autumn

Who does not love the beautiful colours that Autumn brings? 
The oranges, muted deep reds and all the many different 
brown and green hues.Tim's Distress range 
should give you many choices.

We want to see your projects incorporating some of these colours, but don't forget this is a shabby vintage challenge, so no brights or cute please!

I had great fun with this challenge using some of my favourite Distress Colours and making this wallet from a giant tag.

This is quite a photo heavy post as I actually remembered to get the camera out as I was going along!

I started with a Ranger Giant Tag scored (sort of) 3" from each side. I used Tim's Texture Paste and the lovely Latticework Mask to get some texture on what will be the two front facing pieces.

I used Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks and the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique to cover the outside of the tag.

I used more Aged Mahogany around the edges to make it a bit darker and then stamped the Classics #19 Stamp in Picket Fence Distress Paint. Unfortunately this didn't come out very clearly so I very bravely restamped it over the top with Aged Mahogany DI. I quite like the effect! 

A piece of Lattice Die Cut was inked with Aged Mahogany DI and the textured areas rubbed with a little Treasure Gold (it really sparkles!)

Then it was down to making the flowers.I cut a number of Tattered Florals in cream card and then inked them with the same DIs: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and a little Aged Mahogany around the edge. Both sides were inked as I wanted to roll the edges.

The flowers were spritzed with water on both sides and scrunched up around a small paint brush. You can see how the inks soften with the water.

I used the same inks to colour some seam binding and opened up the flowers once they had dried.

I curled the edges around a knitting needle and then threaded three petals onto these wonderful stamens to create the flower. They remind me so much of the crinkly leaves we have in the garden at this time of the year!

The ribbons and flowers were stuck down onto the front along with a piece of die cut Spring Greenery again coloured with the same inks and a coating of Distress Rock Candy.

I used the same inks and mask on the inside but blended the colours and spritzed with water before stamping with the Classic Stamp.

It is quite amazing how a different technique but the same products creates quite a different feel. I also added an Autumn sentiment.

Well done if you are still with me!

I do hope you will join in with our challenge and remember there is a chance to win a voucher from our sponsor Country View Crafts and a chance to join the DT in an upcoming challenge. Hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see the wonderfully pieces from my fellow Creative Guides - so much fabulous inspiration.

Have fun!

Jennie x


Rupa Swaminathan said...

Lovely colors and love this challenge. Your flowers are to die for, Jennie.Hugs.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Jennie! Love what you did with this little "folder"! Gorgeous choice of colours, wonderful stamping, and of course the flower like always looks amazing! (I feel so fortunate actually owning one of these beautiful tag folders you make :))

Jenny Marples said...

WOW Jennie! You always make the most incredible flowers and these are no exception. And what a beautiful tag wallet to put them on. Such depth of colour and clever stamping. I love it all. Jenny x

Unknown said...

Hi Jenny, Like you I LOVE flowers... and these are outstandingly created too... great rich color and the stamping going on is great too... love the entire wallet... love it all... Love ,Light and Peace...Bonnie

Brenda Brown said...

This an autumn delight Jennie, beautiful rich tones and wonderful flowers as always. thanks for sharing the process steps.
hugs Brenda xxx

Redanne said...

Another wow from me too, the folder itself is stunning and so are the flowers! Beautiful work (as always!). Anne xx

Rita said...

Gorgeous rustic folder Jennie. Hugs Rita xxx

Paula Cheney said...

beautiful job Jennie - so creative to use the bog tag as a wallet card. Love the floral on the front - no one does TF flowers better than you.

S@ndy Diller said...

You are the queen of the tattered floral for sure, beautiful flowers. Your combination of color is outstanding. Just love the entire thing.

Aspiring crafter said...

Thank you Jennie for the step by step guide to this gorgeous wallet, fantastic flowers , of course!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a great idea using a large tag for your wallet. Love the colours, shading and those stunning romantic flowers.
Julie x

Terry said...

Wonderful wallet tag from start to finish, Jennie! The colors and texture are gorgeous and glad you took us through all the lovely steps! Enjoy!

butterfly said...

Absolutely glorious, Jennie - the colours, stamping, and of course those wonderful flowers - this is an autumnal beauty!
Alison xx

Bonnie said...

Those colors and all that depth are something else! Wow

Annie said...

Such a gorgeous wallet Jennie :-) lots of lovely textures and inks adorned with your fabulous flowers. Wonderful autumnal project

Crafty hugs Annie x

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous colours. It was very easy to stay with you and look at all the photos you have taken. I think the more photos the more I understand what you are doing. Really beautiful :)

2dogs2luv said... intense & full of fall colors; yes, fall's a wonderful time of the year for colors & smells; TFS!

Jools Robertson said...

Amazing colours, you have really captured the autumnal feel perfectly
Not just in colour but with the fabulous textures and floral finishes too

Jools x

mytawnyinspirations said...

STUNNING!!!! I love the colours, and your delightful flowers. Such a great idea. Thank you also for your detailed "how to do it". Cheers, Di

sarascloset said...

Oh, my WORD! Those colors are so delightful, and the flowers defy words. You can do blooms better than Nature! Thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous project Jennie loving the flowers too.