Happy October 1st friends!! Today I am sharing a layout I created for Creative Embellishments October Challenge.
I created a layout around a picture that was taken at Cabela’s. A new sports store that recently opened in our area. my son Bret was bugging his grandmother to take him for awhile and they finally got to go. I guess it was a pretty cool store. He is standing in front of one of that many displays in the store. I thought the colors in the photo were perfect for this challenge.
I was inspired by many elements in the inspiration such as colors, leaves, round elements (pumpkins) and the awesomely distressed chairs in the background of the picture. As part of the twist we are supposed to distress something on our projects. I always distress the edges of my layouts with my scissors. I also add ink for a further distressed look. I added crackle to the leaves of our ivy wreath as well. There are many torn elements as well for a distressed look.
Now onto the alterations and applications. For the background I stamped our circle bokeh stamp using a prima chalk edger in red, our circles and crackle using black soot distress ink. For the winter branch and cut apart winter tree I first applied a little modeling with my finger. I then layered distress inks and paints to achieve a real tree look. For the cut apart punchinella panel I applied modeling paste with my fingers as well and then added yellow embossing powder. Lastly for our wood veneer leaves I simply used faber castell big pitt pens and prima chalk edgers to alter them.
A close up of the texture on the punchinella panel using both modeling paste and embossing power.
Below shows the crackle I created on the leaves. The twig part I applied modeling paste and paints to created a rough texture.
Our winter tree and wood veneer leaves altered with faber castell big pitt pens and prima chalk edgers.
Winter branch altered like the tree above.
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We would love to see how you are inspired by the October Challenge.
Have a Creative Day!!