Sunday 16 September 2012

Autumn Colours

Well we've not quiet finished summer yet.....but our challenge at The Crafty Pad this week is

"Autumn Colours"

 chosen by Pauline.

Think of all the lovely autumn colours there is to choose from,  but we want to see at least TWO of them on your creations !!

Our fab Sponsor this week is:

Crafty Individuals

and the fab prize  is

1 Pack of Red Rubber Tree Stamps
1 6x6 Tree Themed Backing Papers
1 A4 sheet of Bird Toppers
Team A's turn this week to give you some inspiration which includes me !!

So I went for a vintage look with this note book holder.

I cut and covered two pieces of cardboard with print paper and then aged with distress inks. On one piece I added a piece of patterned paper and two dollies and again aged with more distress inks. Then cut a smaller piece of orange paper and mounted another piece of pattered paper on top.  Next I printed out The Crafty Pad Designs " Recipe For a Friend" and teapot from the "Teaset". Cut them out and then crumpled them to add creases, distressed them with inks and then covered with several layes of clear UTEE. Added a lovely vintage brad to hang the terapot from and mounted them both onto front.  Had some lovely chocolate silk ribbon in my stash so ruffled a piece along the bottom and added two more vintage brads  and a big bow at the top. Bound the two pieces together with the bind it all and distressed the edges with a blade and then glued a note paper pad to the inside !!

Pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge and see all the fab creations from the rest of the girls from Team A !!

Would like to enter:
Crazy 4 Challenges: anything goes with a fall twist
Sweet Stampin: simply sentimental ( sentiment as a focal point)
Crafty Ann's; sketch and/or autumal colours
Crafty Ribbons: vintage
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: distressing
PanPastel UK Challenge: autumn/fall


Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, love the autumn colours. Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the design and colours. Such a lovely friendship recipe too.


Tracey T said...

What a lovely sentiment! I love the vintage feel to your design. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

rachel said...

Fantastic Diane - really love this - its just stunning! Hugs Rachel xx

cotnob said...

Fab note book holder Diane, I love the vintage look and your gorgeous ruffled ribbon.

SusieJ said...

Love the notebook holder...a lovely vintage feel to it and great colour palette.
Great prize too!
Hugs xx

Eileen said...

Fabulous, fabulous.... just fabulous. Super work! Thank you got joining us in the PanPastel challenge.
Eileen xx

Dawn said...

Such a lovely project Diane, you never cease to amaze!
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

Super design and project thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel uk.

Kerry DT Leader

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Diane,

What a sweet project! Love the sentiment and your color choices are Fab.


mixamatoasties said...

Lovely project.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Lovely project Diane. Love the vintage colours and feel to it. Neat idea hanging the teapot from a brad!
Helen x

Laurie HIMCR said...

This is gorgeous!! Great job distressing! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room

Jen said...

Super project, great colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Claire said...

Beautiful artwork, such gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous project, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Rachel said...

Love the vintage feel, fab project!

Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely notebook holder which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Anke said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

cebelica said...

I love the look of this notebook holder. You did an amazing job with it! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

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