Been laid up with a nasty bug all week so need to get this posted asap.
The October calendar challenge over at The Craft Barn this week is to use Autumn shades & leaves. I did myself no favour last week by using leaves for the school calendar for the days so had to come up with another idea. Cue Shrink Plastic. I love this stuff.
I have to own up to not having any T.H. stamps. Bah Humbug!! So the leaf stamp I have used is a freebie from an issue of ' Craft Stamper' magazine which I stamped directly onto the shrink plastic. Cut around and a quick blast from the heat gun and I had 7 mini leaves for the days. I used the same stamp to stamp onto the calendar page using T.H. Distress inks in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey. Also to ink the edges of the page and to fill in on the blanking days.
I used plain white card to stamp the same leaf onto and again cut around. Using the same inks above I stamped onto my craft pad, spritized with water and mixed the leaves into the inky mess covering both sides. When Dried they do look like leaves fallen from a tree. A real twig. string and acorn casings completed the look.
Off now to see what every one else has been up to.