This week at the CCC #16, we are on page 33 and doing Wrinkle Free Distress! Now when I saw Linda's (that would be our fearless leader) beautiful tag with the airy background, I was so excited. Went to read the instructions and thought, this is easy!!!! Well it is, but I was getting anything but a airy soft feel! Honestly, it looked like crap to me and I hate being that blunt! I thought I had picked out really nice Fall colors, but guess I fooled myself. So we go onto tag #2 and pretty much had the same "crapola" background! Once again, the brilliant ideas I had in my "little" brain, got up and left the room! So while looking at my "not stunning" backgrounds, the new TH Sizzix Alteration dies I picked up, screamed out, "use me" and so leaves were born. After I cut the leaves, I ran them through a TH Textured Fades folder and highlighted the veins, shaded the edges and ran a Copic glitter pen around the outside edges and veins.
I already knew I wanted to use the pumpkin stamps from Scrolls Work Stamps, so did this technique again using orange tones! The leaves and stems were stamped a second time from the previous "unloved tags." cut out and placed on top of the little pumpkins. The sentiment is also Scrolls Work Stamps and embossed on yet another leaf! The green designer paper was also embossed with a CB folder and highlighted using "Cuttlebug Highlights" from the Technique Junkies! Now I want you to check out the Pumpkin eyes!! When I showed this to my DH he said, "that came out really good," but you need eyeballs. Well his idea of eyeballs was to use those weird little wiggly things, but I decided it needed pearls.
Scrolls Work Stamps and a blog candy offer, so scroll down to enter! The second thing is that I have been a Technique Junkie member for at least two years and if you are not a member, seriously think about it! If you are starting out and want to learn, you can't beat this! There is a cost, but it is the best investment you can make. I have learned so much by being a "Junkie" that I would not have learned otherwise. This is a wonderful group with some of the most awesome ladies you could ever want to know. Being a Junkie also brought me to the Gingersnap Creations group and there is another incredible group with some very fun people, not to mention talent and inspiration. This is also being linked to the GC70: Spicy Supply Challenge - Punches.
After visiting Rinda, who not only blogged about my giveaway and is having one of her own, she mentioned Something Completely Different is having a "Shades of Autumn" challenge, so we are off to visit and link there!
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