Sunday, November 6, 2011

NOVEMBER MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Signs of Fall with Texture Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a project of any kind using your “sign/sybmol” of fall (remember, this can be any fall item that brings that fall feeling to you). You also must include some way of adding texture to your project. Whether you use a cuttlebug, distress the edges, ink, stickles, etc. Your project must include at least 2 different Cricut cuts.

For this month’s challenge, I made a card using the Word Collage cartridge as the centerpiece.  The words are created using the Cri-Kits black metallic pen.


I have also included 2 frames from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and the pumpkins are from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.

Texture was added in a number of ways.  All of the cuts were inked to give them depth; the pumpkins were embossed with the Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder; lace and hand-dyed ribbons were added for dimension and to give the card a softer appearance and feel.  I used the unprinted side of a paper from the Everyday Kraft pack from The Paper Studio.  I loved the harshness of the look and feel against all the softer elements.  And, last but not least, another of my mother’s vintage buttons finishes it off.

The holidays are almost here, so it’s back to creating!