Saturday, November 19, 2011

Here come the Leaves.

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.

13 comments:

Suze Bain said...

This is a great leaf stamp and I love the little shrink plastic ones. I've never had much luck with SP but yours look fab. A great autumnal page. x

Anne said...

Lovely usuable calendar page with just the right amount of Autumn colours. Cute little leaves...great idea to use shrink plastic! Neat and beautiful! Well done! Hope you are feeling better?

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

hi there Mrs A. so very sorry to hear you have be sick with a nasty bug - hope your monkeys looked after you well and not made too much mess or noise for you!! and yes have been watching these calendars take place on my friend Ann's blog called Small Beginnings - they are all lovely! thanks for popping over and pray for a speedy recovery! Shaz in oz.x

Margreet said...

Hope you're feeling better Mrs A.....your leaves are fab!....great calendar page!...have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the leaves.xxx

Ali said...

Hello Mrs A. Hope you are feeling better - lovely colours and leaves xxx

Carol said...

One of the nice things about blogging is we can talk to each other without the risk of spreading our bugs and germs. lol. Your calender is coming along nicely now. Only two more to do for completion. I wonder whether you will use it or it would make a lovely Christmas gift too.

Dr Sonia S V said...

The colors are so gentle and soothing
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Gio said...

gorgeous colours, and I love that you use shrink plastic!

Isabelle@the Craft Barn said...

Beautiful colours and design. Great job on the calendar
isa

Scrapmate said...

Lovely colours & embellishments.

Craftyfield said...

Just goes to show... scarcity of supplies can spurr creativity ! I love the shrink plastic idea and the same image in two sizes.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there, Oh dear I hope that by now you're feeling much better:0) Great page full of inventiveness, well done for using the shrink, it's added a whole lot of texture, Love it, Gay xxx