Hello! We’ve definitely fallen into autumn! The leaves are yellow and you can hear the crackling of them blowing along the ground when the wind blows. The days are a comfortable temperature but it’s definitely cooler. I’ve been trying to enjoy this weather because before I know it I will be dragging out jackets, mittens, hats, and scarfs. After two weeks away from my craft room I made a return this weekend! Yea!! This weekend I worked on the current challenge for the Frilly and Funkie Blog – Going Round in Circles. The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
My circles involve this lovely muffin tin that I found a couple of weeks ago. I bought it thinking I could use it for a future project and, as it happens, the future came sooner than I thought! For some reason the muffin tin reminded me of Christmas which is the time that I do quite a bit of baking. With that in mind, out came the box of the new Tim Holtz Christmas goodies and I started working on my muffin tin. Part of this project was just trying out new things – techniques, colors, and embellishments.
I decided to leave the muffin tin “used” coloring and sought to accent it with greens, reds, and neutral colors. I played with alcohol inks (colored the baubles, the deer, the wreath, and the pinecones), acrylic inks (my version of peppermint candies and the star on the tree), embossing powder, micro beads, stickles (I even tried to put stickles on the deer to make it a fawn), and the new Tim Holtz Paper stash and ephemera! I had these fabulous rusted jingle bells from the Funkie Junkie Boutique and covered them in matte gel to seal them and keep the rust from smudging anything! And, at the last minute I decided to use the door knobs for the holes on the side of the tin which I attached the ribbon so the muffin tin could hang on the wall or the door. The new papers in the paper stash are quite fun, the word stickers are really nice (love the font and colors), and the pinecones are going to be a new favorite!
I hope you enjoy my circles and my first Christmas/holiday project of this year!