Frilly and Funkie Bountiful Harvest

We have officially moved into the “Christmas season” at our house but I had one more Autumn/Thanksgiving project to make this weekend. The current challenge on the Frilly and Funky blog is a Bountiful Harvest. The challenge is generously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique. To be honest, I was really pushing it this holiday week with all of the baking for Thanksgiving and then decking the house and my office with Christmas trees and garland. I think I will be wearing glitter for the next month after putting up 20+ garlands and 10+ trees. So it was a bit of a relief to work with some of the rich hues of autumn for this project.

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For this project I decided to do a mosaic of the deer and then glitter his antlers. I admit that while I like the mosaic stuff I tend not to used it very often because it isn’t a technique that you see very often really. I also used the metallic kraft-core which isn’t a norm for me. I wanted to see what happened when I put a sanding block to it and then some ink – it’s a bit of a scratched, rustic look. I also decided on some backgrounds with the texture fades/embossing folders which is also a technique that I tend not to use very often. So it seems I went for things in my craft room that don’t really get used very much! And, then I played with ink – lots of ink to get the color combinations for the leaves.

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In the end, I decided to leave the Graphic 45 window shadow box black. I was worried that if I added anything to it the effect of the deer, leaves, and copper colored paper would be lost. I also thought about putting some decorative legs on the bottom but since I was hemming and hawing over it I decided it was best to leave them off for now. I can always add them later.

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As we say goodbye to autumn, I hope everyone had a safe, happy, and lovely holiday weekend and here’s to good wishes for a stress-free December! One can always hope right?

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3 Responses

#1 Nancy Dynes said...
30-Nov-16 12:25 AM

I am so inspired by the creativity of your gorgeous art! The mosaic deer is lovely and makes a perfect focal point! The dimension and texture of the foliage and embossed background really bring everything to life. There is such a wonderful, autumn feel here. What a pleasure it is to visit your blog. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge! Hugs, Nancy

#2 Cec said...
30-Nov-16 6:18 AM

This is such a terrific project with all the colours of fall in that bouquet behind your mosaic deer. The word panels set everything off so nicely. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs! Cec

#3 kathy/NorthCarolina said...
01-Dec-16 2:49 AM

Autumn, I love that luscious pile of leaves in the center of your piece. It makes me feel like taking a running leap into the center of it like I did when I was a kid. I'm very taken with the sanded metallic kraft core technique. It looks like old tarnished metal, and that's a very good thing indeed. Such a lovely project! Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie Bountiful Harvest Challenge!