Thursday, 8 October 2015

Fall-ing ~ Emerald Creek Design Team

It's time for the Fall release from the Emerald Creek Dares Design Team.
Now, I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about this season ~ I love the colours of the leaves as they change, the excitement of the NHL season beginning and the smell of a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
All of these things are wonderful but it also means that the snow can start falling anytime.

My project today was inspired by a walk I took with my dog in the beautiful river valley of the North Saskatchewan as it makes it way through Edmonton, Alberta.
My base was an 8"x10" burlap canvas that I had in my stash.
I knew I wanted it to look like a pumpkin patch at sunset.
I used my blending tool to blend Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs & Ground Espresso along the bottom edge of my canvas.
The sunset was a blend of several colours ~ Squeezed Lemonade , Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves & Wilted Violet.
To add a little more interest to the background I stamped leaves in Archival Ink around the outside edges. I just love the Leaf & Maple Leaf stamps from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!
 I decided to add a bit more texture to the bottom edge by using the Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder ~ this is an Exclusive blend only available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

The Tim Holtz/Sizzix Pumpkin Parts die was new to me and I was very excited to use it.
All three pumpkins were diecut  out of chipboard and coloured with Distress Paint ~ Rusty Hinge and Ripe Persimmon. The smaller pumpkin is the same die, I just trimmed off the outer sections of the pumpkin to get a different shape. The stems were coloured with Crushed Olive Distress Paint. The 'vines' were made using a wax coated hemp string that I had in my stash. I wrapped it around a skewer to get the curled look. To finish the look of the pumpkins I used my spritzer tool with my Ground Espresso Distress Marker.
A fall canvas would not be complete without lots & lots of colourful leaves!
The Fall Foliage Thinlits from Tim Holtz & Sizzix was perfect!
I die cut  leaves out of Core'dination's Cardstock & printed paper then inked the edges.
I couldn't wait to use my Distress Paint on these amazing Feather Charms from Emerald Creek.
I used Wilted Violet, Ripe Persimmon & Crushed Olive Distress Paint, wiping off a bit of the paint as it was starting to dry. I then used my Distress Blending tool to add some Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the edges.
It was time to adhere all these pieces to my canvas and after it was all glued down and just right, I gave the entire canvas a light spritzing with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold for just a bit of shimmer.

 Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Be sure to check out the blog posts from the rest of the Emerald Creek Dares Design Team for a lot more Fall Themed inspiration!

Nicole Wright Designs
Diana Hetherington - missusgmoments
Cathy Potosky - Amethyst Dragon's Alcove
Karon Hughes - Karon's Krafty Korner 

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  1. This is one absolutely stunning creation!!! Love how you included those feathers and gorgeous inking! TFS and Happy Thanksgiving :-)

    1. Thanks Karon! That's so nice of you to say and I send warm pumpkin pie thoughts to you this Thanksgiving!

  2. Love it so much!! The feather charms turned out great!

  3. OH MY GOSH!! I so need to get myself some of that powder!! what a beauty of a creation!!

  4. Beautiful Julia, you really captured the wonderful colours and feeling of fall, thanks for sharing it! Deb xo


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