Wednesday 21 September 2016

IndigoBlu Inspiration Piece for the September Challenge - Autumn Wildlife

Hello to you. September is now well and truly here but the weather is doing some strange things here in the UK. As I am sat here writing this we are having a mini heatwave. Not sure how long it will last though.

Its that time for the New Challenge over at IndigoBlu, why not check it out and enter one of your creations. Check it out here!

Well I really wasn't sure what I would create for you this time round, so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and found a card, which was made for Halloween with a 3D pumpkin on it and that triggered an idea in my head, so thank you Marlene.

To start this canvas off I did a background wash using Gold and Bronze Luscious Powders mixed with water and whilst that was drying I used a brick die to cut out parts on a piece of Kraft card stock then used a couple of the images from the "Hocus Pocus" stamp set.

I added a layer of painted cardboard and Burlap.

 The main image from the stamp set was stamped and coloured in with inks and paint.

I painted a white piece of card with Burning Bonfire English cottage paint and went over it with one of the New Stencils, "Damaged Dots" and Pheasant Bronze (Metallic). Dies were used to cut out five circles to make the 3D Pumpkin. 

Green card was cut and curled to make the top part of the pumpkin.

Spiders from the stamp set were stamped onto acetate.

Embossing paste was mixed with some Gold Luscious and put through the Diamond and Laurel stencil layered over the Kraft card.

Embossing paste was used again, mixed with Hunter Green paint and used straight onto the canvas and also onto white card with the Laurel leaves stencil. Once the leaves on the card was dry I fussy cut them out and painted over the top of them with Gold Luscious powder mixed with water.

To finish off this piece I added a sentiment from the same stamp set, silver thread, wooden toppers, burlap flowers, die cut leaves from the remaining painted card and gems.

I would love to think this piece has given you some inspiration to create something for yourself for this months Blog Challenge. 
Happy Stamping.
Sue xx

Hocus Pocus Stamp Set                        Luscious Powders                            English Garden Paints

   Laurel Leaves Stencil                 Diamond Stencil


  1. This is so dimensional and clever sue. Amazing piece of art! Hugs rachel x

  2. It is so original and brilliant. I love all the layers and details, and everything is perfectly balanced. Love it!


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