Friday, September 18, 2015

Autumn Decor - Little Scene

I certainly have an autumn feel! Difficult to miss when the days are much cooler and the rain falls softly while a mist rises in the valley....

It is time to store summer decor and change to gold, yellow, oranges and warm reds...aahhhhh.

Every change of season I feel like I'm heading into my favourite! I like them all!

When the new challenge was posted at Art Impressions and it called for 'Cut Your Cards' I decided to indeed 'cut the (try-fold) card' and turn it into a small scene to hang on the wall.

I stamped each of the images onto a piece of cardstock and coloured it with water colour in bright fall colours.

Next I coloured a piece of cardstock with spray alcohol inks, cut a window for the scene and scored the fold lines to make a shallow shadow box for the stamped pieces to fit in and on to.

I inked lightly around the oval cutout

Next I adhered the cottage scene to the back of the box, while the boat scene was attached to a strip of cardstock to hold it suspended between the background and the front of the box.

Once the box was glued closed, all I had to do was add the third scene with the little fawn onto the front of the box and add a selection of punched leaves in fall colours as a finishing touch. At least these leaves will not need to be raked!

I like the depth created by the volume inside the little shadowbox.

Due to the dull grey (misty) day we had, I had to make do with artificial light for my pictures this time round...but I think it still looks warm and all autumny!

Thanks for dropping by. Do take a look at the Ai Challenge. There is still time to take part!

I used an Art Impressions Try-fold called 'Lake House' for my scene.

Next I want to see if I can turn this into a winter wonderland lake house...

I am also entering this for the September Colour Challenge over at Rubber Dance Art Stamps

And the Colour Challenge #23 over at Your Next Stamp


Anita said...

Lovely card and I love the scene you created. Thanks for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

Cheri Burry said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love how you used the Tryfold stamp! Your tutorial on how you did everything is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

Tami said...

I love how you turned your tryfold into a shadow box. Will have to try that. Great work!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my wow, Meisie!! First your coloring and colors are amazing!!! And the dimension is awesome!!! I ADORE this!! You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Art Impressions and I can't wait to see what you create next time!

Tracy Penney said...

What a stunning card. The scene is beautiful and works so well with the fold you used. Great work. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us as part of our colour challenge at Your Next Stamp.

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

WOW, this is gorgeous!!! Love the use of the stamps and the watercolouring is so pretty!!
Thank you so much for joining our September challenge. Good to see you there! :-)
(Sorry for commenting so late, I've been ill)

Majo said...

So cute, love every part of it! Thanks so much for joining our 1 year anniversary challenge! ♥

Holly Endress said...

Great use of the challenge colors.. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamps.