Friday, 24 November 2017

The Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge - November

Here we are at the penultimate month of the Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge. How can it be November already? It certainly doesn't look like a November day here in Bedfordshire today. It is a bit chilly but there is a beautiful blue sky. The garden seems to very confused with the seasons. I have an azalea that has just started to bloom, a clematis that is flowering for the second time this year and roses which refuse to believe it's winter.

This month's verse from the poem "The Months" by Sara Coleridge is -

Dull November brings the blast
Then the leaves go whirling past

I started my page (measures 5.75ins square) by brushing Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the card. I coloured some homemade texture paste with a little Black Marble Dylusions Ink. (I would have used acrylic black paint but it seems to have disappeared into the black hole that exists in my craft room. When I came to finish this piece my little glue applicator had joined it!) I spread the texture paste thinly through a stencil and set it aside to dry. 

On another piece of card which was also brushed with the Distress Ink I stamped the tree image. With several cotton buds taped together as a "brush" and using autumnal colours of PaperArtsy Fresco paints I dabbed on the leaves. I then added some Distress Ink stencilling before distressing the edges. The tree image was attached to a piece of corrugated card and then a leaf brad added.  I finished the page by adding the computer generated verse. 


Page Recipe
White card 280mic
Xerox Colortech+ 200gsm
Corrugated card
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Versafine Onyx Black
PaperArtsy Fresco paints - Chartreuse, Yellow Submarine, Tango, Toad Hall
Tree - Crafty Individuals CI-209
Swirls - Andy Skinner stencil "Whirlpool"
Homemade texture paste coloured with Black Marble Dylusions Ink
Leaf brad
Verse - computer generated with "Papyrus" font 


Julia said...

Your cotton bud technique has created a fabulous Autumn tree, I love that. A great idea to use the swirls to give an idea of the wind in the background too. Love your page Maggie.

Elaine said...

Love your autumnal tree and the background definitely looks like swirling wind. Great page. Elaine x

Mickie said...

Super page and I love that cotton bud technique. Thank you for joining the Craft Barn Month Challenge xx

kaybee said...

Love the way you did your tree - very effective. Funnily enough, you may have preferred to do a postcard size, and I quite like a square format! :D

Lesley said...

Great page, I love your Autumn tree! xx