Sunday, 25 October 2015

That Craft Place Challenge.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

And here is my next design for :
That Craft Place Challenge Blog.

As usual this fortnight's theme is:
Mixed Media Anything Goes!
So lets see what you can come up with!

This time of the year always inspires me so it wasn't difficult to find something to work with.
I have spent a lot of time walking in the park and gardening, getting everything ready for the winter.
The light is so different and the colours too which change almost by the day until everything takes on a warm autumnal glow.

And this is where it took me.

I started off with a frame from That Craft Place they come in a pack of two in different sizes.

 I started by taking some old brown wrapping paper and screwed it up very tight, opened it and then glued it down onto the front of the frame. I wanted the creases to show on the surface to create a nice texture resembling bark.

 Once this was stuck down and dry, I painted it with a coat of white Gesso.

From here I started adding colour using Aqua Tints with a brush and also dripping the paint down the frame.

These photographs were the inspiration for this project.
And you can probably see where I got my ideas for:
 the colours,

 the texture

the focal point

and the embellishment.

 Once I was satisfied with the colours, I rubbed over the surface with Classic Treasure Gold gilding wax which really makes the texture pop.

Leaves next.
These were made using card that I had prepared earlier by spraying it with a variety of inks with Mica. This gives a lovely glow to the colours.
I used a variety of dies for this including:
Tim Holtz:
 Layered Leaf (die and embossing folder).
Tattered Leaves.
Holiday Greens Thinlits.
Impression Obsession Leaf dies.
Then used my embossing tool to shape the leaves.

Next I started to play around with the arrangement of the leaves, replacing the frame to check how these would look.

When I was satisfied with this I attached the frame to the base using Cosmic Shimmer glue.
The tree was made using a die by Tim Holtz called Branch Tree and given highlights with Treasure Gold gilding wax.
 I added some net amongst the leaves too.

Gradually I built up the outside of the frame and attached the spider's web which I had painted black and highlighted with silver gilding wax.

To complete the frame I added a metal embellishment and some toad stools. Both of these are available from That Craft Place. I added some stickles glitter glues to the leaves and the spider.

  So there you go, a beautiful Autumnal decorated frame.

I hope you enjoyed watching me make this and it would be great if you could pop over and see what the other DT members have been making and maybe join in the challenge too at:
Many thanks for your comments
happy crafting,
Angela x
I am hoping to enter this project in the following challenges:
Autumn Mood at Moo Mania
 Cuttlebug Mania Black and Orange


  1. I love this project - especially the leaves!

  2. Love how you've combined all the wonderful autumnal elements of nature to create this beautiful piece. Fabulous!
    Alison xx

  3. Stunning project, I love the leaf colours and the spider web especially.

  4. What a fabulous project - very beautiful!
    Thank you very much for joining MOO MANIA & MORE Challenge!

  5. Gorgeous project and i love the textures

  6. Hi Angela,

    Great project! It's true; we find inspiration in everything!


  7. This is a gorgeous project Angela, amazing colours and details.
    Hugs Pam x

  8. Angela, this is amazing! Alsways love stopping by to see what you've created!

  9. This is wonderful Angela, I love how you transformed the plain frame and just filled it with autumnal beauty - it is quite stunning, especially the spider web.... Anne xx

  10. Wonderful piece, thanks so much for sharing with us at Moo Mania and more, hugs, Valerie

  11. Gorgeous texture and colours and leaves, Angela. I'm frightened of spiders so we won't go there lol lol!! And what would we do without Treasure Gold? I luuuurve that stuff.


  12. Absolutely adore you project Angela, truly stunning.
    Julie x

  13. Fabulous, what a beautiful autumn nature feeling!

  14. Stunning piece! I'm in love with the spider web. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week and admiring my cutting station. yes, having the tools out (especially the heavy vagabond) will insure they get used more. Creative Blessings! Kelly #47

  15. Wonderful Angela, beautiful layers and textures, a great interpretation of your fall garden! Deb xo

  16. Oh Angela that is a great autumn creation with lots of details. I like the nice leaves and the small mushrooms which give with their fresh red color a nice accent.
    Dear Greetings

  17. Love this, great 3D project

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  18. It is a stunning seasonal piece of art beautifully created.
    Jo x

  19. So visually rich, and filled with texture. Marvellous job, Angela!


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