Hello Berry71Bleu fans! Kay here with my take on this month's challenge hosted by fellow DT member Dana Tatar. Autumn is my favorite season...it's full of change, crisp mornings, colorful foliage & pumpkin everything!! Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie...love it all!! I'm particularly fond of Autumn since it's the season that I was married in & also when my son was born.
This month I decided to salvage a picture frame I found at my local Hobby Lobby that was on clearance. I loved the colors & knew that I could add my own personal touch to it in order to turn it into an Autumn themed frame. So when this challenge came along--it was the perfect opportunity to put my plan into action.
This is the colorful Autumn mood board for this month's challenge. Just loved the colors on this one!
The frame is fairly large--measuring about 11" inches wide by 13" inches tall. It holds a 5" x 7" photo. I combined two photos to create a 5" x 7" collage. Both photos were taken in the same place around the same time of year but 6 years apart. My husband & I love to travel next door to Pocono Pines, PA to this little cozy bed & breakfast for our wedding anniversary. It's a tradition we started when we celebrated our very first anniversary. Whenever we go we take a photo in the same spot that is located by a lake with beautiful foliage in the background. I thought it'd be wonderful to show a 'then & now' photo. The first photo was taken in 2008 which was when we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. The second photo was taken just last weekend. This was the first year we traveled to this bed & breakfast with our son.
By adding a couple of Autumn themed embellishments--the frame was transformed into one that could compliment my photo perfectly.
I printed out several of the mini trees by Jellypark onto plain white card stock. I then added several colors onto them by dabbing Distress Inks onto a non porous surface, spritzing water onto the ink & smearing the printed stamps directly onto the ink. I dried the paper with my heat gun, cut the images out & then adhered them to my berry pick.
This Autumn themed butterfly is from my Etsy shop. I have several Autumn themed butterflies in my shop since as previously mentioned--I'm a big fan of Fall!
I adhered two little acorns in the corner & highlighted the dots on the frame with clear Stickles.
Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this months challenge & that this small project inspires some of you to take a second look at those frames found in the clearance section!
Now onto this month's prizes...
Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:
First Prize: 2 Digital Images from the Jellypark Store
Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate
Random Prize: Maja Design Walking in the Forest Collection
is a digital crafting website with lots of whimsical images drawn by
children's illustrator Claire Keay. The images can be used on all your
papercraft projects whether digital, hybrid or physical.
Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and
Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and
manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and
wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring
products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near
future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!
A special thanks to Jellypark for sponsoring our design team this month!
note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they
will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!