There are great challenges this week! It's almost officially Fall, all. This card covers 4 challenges. Over on the TLC, Lyn offered 'Stencil Smooshing' I used 3 different stencils, though when I used my TH Sizzix diecut leaves, the patterns were lost. I definitely want to have another go with this in a format that shows the stencil pattern. The CAS was Happy Fall! The Color Challenge has Mary using 'Curry & Poppies in my Pie', and the Sketch Challenge was one I 'artfully' stretched, using my falling leaves six on each side of the sentiment.
My stencil smooshing was the first thing I did. Lyn has linked a great video if you've never tried it. Stencil Smooshing. I cut double leaves so I could bring in the colors from Mary's CC. The color blocked sentiment panel was created by smooshing DO's in CC colors onto an acrylic block. I stamped the sentiment onto when the mixed media paper was dry. I added two styles of Washi tape, the black and white stripe and the black and gold floral across the top. The leaves are stapled in pairs. This mimics the Sketch Challenge six narrow panels.
I've always loved this sentiment:
she watched a leaf float to the ground and was reminded of her own life falling gently into place...at last.
and you know what? As seasons come and go, we are continually having our lives fall into place.
It's that rearrangement that reminds me change is good...no chance of moss growing under my feet!
Here's hoping you'll enjoy this glorious season.
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 GMT Views: 1223
Registered: May 26, 2015 Location: Oregon Posts: 5430
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:39 PM
Love all your monochromatic blendings with your dynamic blacks. Sentiment so touching and lovely. Reminds me of the Leo Buscaglia book, "The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf". A simple story that addresses the cycle of life.
I made a stencil BG on Monday, and just may leaf it out as well.