When my good friend and former DT teamie Tracy asked me if I would like to be a Guest DT at Papercraft Star Challenges I jumped at the chance! Especially when she told me that the challenge is Fall Leaves! I adore fall cards, leaves, pumpkins, ghourds... the list can go on and on! I think it's because I love all those textures and colors! So, I had this image in mind but I had to get permission first.
Almost every stamp and digi company has an angel policy. Each company or artist will lay out for you very plainly what you can and cannot do with their images. Case in point, I wanted to use Mo Mannings The Big One. I know from reading Mo's angel policy that she requests that you do not merge her images with others than hers without her consent. I emailed Mo the pic of what I wanted to do and she said it was fine. I could have just as easily cut the image out but I really like to merge my digi's into my frame if possible. I used the frame from The House Across the Bay Victorian frames series.
Isn't that frame gorgeous?!! And Mo's little guy struggling with "The Big One", priceless! Here's a few close ups:
I added some Fall Mix Flower soft for some fall leaves on the ground. If you would like to see how I color pumpkins with copics you can check my video here.
I created the border at the bottom with my EK Success leaf border punch. It was plain white paper and I just pounced Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey onto my craft surface (my ceramic tile) and then spritzed with water. Then I just laid the paper into those puddles. I kept doing that until the paper was covered. I also gave it a spritz with bronze Glimmer mist.
I love how the staple looks like the vein of the leaf!! I also cut some apart and added those up in the left corner, along with some copper glitter all around the edge of the black CS.
Here the Copic colors I used
So c'mon!! Join us over at Papercraft Star Challenge and show us your fall leaves! I can't wait to see them!