Friday 10 October 2014

Autumn Wreath {with Hot Picks Stamps by Keren Baker}

Hi everyone! Keren popping back in to share a quick project using an old embroidery hoop I had lying around. As it's feeling pretty autumnal outside, I thought I'd base my project on that.

I used this great Hot Pick Set 1103

 First I picked out some Autumnal colours, Amethyst, Guacamole,Tango,London Bus and Yellow Submarine. I wanted to paint over an embossed image. I stamped the leaf image on Smoothy first. I used some white embossing powder which isn't great for crisp perfect images, but I wanted it as a resist so it wasn't an issue. I actually used a pencil to remove the centre of each leaf to give the central vein more colour. Once heated and set, I added washed down colour, and blended them together a little.

I do love playing around a little and wondered what would happen if I rubbed the Treasure Gold (Spanish Topaz) onto the embossed parts of the leaves.

It looks brilliant! I patted myself on the back for this super discovery- then realised that you probably all do it already! Anyhow, it gave me a 'wow' moment at least!It's really beautiful in real life!

For the rest of the wreath, I stamped on Crunchy-waxed Kraft paper , heat embossed with white embossing powder & trimmed out. The rolled rose was created by running crunchy waxed paper through an embossing folder, swiping some Versamark over it, adding embossing powder & then creating a rolled rose. It adds lovely texture to the wreath.

The rest of the wreath came together by adhering the leaves & a stamped banner with a bird from the Hot Pick set & some buttons.

I even had leaves left over to create a simple little autumn card too!

Thanks for letting me pop back onto the blog, PaperArtsy, hope to see you all again some time!
Keren. x

A huge thanks to Keren from all at PaperArtsy HQ, great to see you popping back in. We love your CAS, delicate style which you have perfected... even on something traditionally so rustic as a wreath, it works so well. Adding Treasure Gold to embossed areas is such a neat trick, it must catch the light beautifully. Most people would throw the leftovers into a drawer, we are so impressed that you used them up immediately, the stripes on that rose are just fabulous!

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014


massofhair said...

HELLOOOOO! So good to see you back on the PA Blog :-)

Beautiful use of a sewing hoop and no sewing involved lol, loved the rose from wax paper and the whole thing is simple and stunning.

Hope to see you back here again very soon, thanks for such wonderful inspiration :-) xxx

Helen said...

Cool wreath!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love the fresh look of your wreath and card, keen, and the embossed leaves are perfect!

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful CAS card, love the embossed leaves.

craftimamma said...

I love the simplicity of your wreath and the colours on the leaves are beautiful and so is the texture.

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

Hi Keren, what a lovely project! So delicate and unusual and I love the PA bird die: he looks so sweet on this delightful autumn project. I had to go out tonight so I'm late commenting, but I really loved your wreath. Julie Ann xxx

Art By Wanda said...

Fabulous wreath!!!!!!!!!

Kirsten said...

Two gorgeous projects Keren, the rose looks fab.

Kezzy said...

Oh wowser this is absolutely gorgeous, perfect for autumn. I love all the colourful leaves and adding them to the wreath was genius. Love it. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx