Monday, November 15, 2010

Two Challenges, Again....

Very clever of people to schedule new challenges on Mondays.  They can be dreary days (yes, even when you're retired, the sense that something fun has ended lingers on), but new challenges brightens things up.  At least for me.


A Compendium of Curiosities
Week 22

and

Simon Says Stamp and Show
Whatever Makes You Happy

Even the name, alcohol ink splatter, sounds like fun (and it is).  Oh, yes, I've done this one before, many times, in fact.  I think it is addictive.  As for whatever makes me happy......autumn makes me very happy.  Absolutely my favorite season.  I know for many spring signals new beginnings.  For others it might be the start of a new year in January.  But for me, autumn = new.   That's probably because I spent most of my life in school, first as a student, then a teacher, and the new school year begins in September.  Whatever the reason, I love this time of year.

So, here is my dual entry in today's challenges:


I actually used the technique in two different ways.  For the tag I followed the directions in the book exactly, stamping over the AI splatter background with Tim's Falling Leaves set (black archival ink). Then I did a second background and cut the leaves from it.  I stamped over some of the cut leaves with the Falling Leaves set again (using olive archival ink)  to get the veining.  No, the leaf stamps and leaf die cuts don't match up perfectly, but it works.

The word "autumn" is from Tim's new seasonal Salvage Stickers, and I sanded and inked it up a bit, and adhered it with pop dots for some dimension.

29 comments:

Lori said...

Musta been up early this morning, eh? lol! Love your take on both challenges, I know it's pretty darn convenient to have both come out on the same day! lol! Love it, as I too, love autumn. Well done, once again! Oh, and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!! All those leaves are gorgeous!!!

Scrappy Mom said...

Simply gorgeous, love the AI splatter effect! Thanks for sharing.

Dan said...

I love autumnal colours, so I was always going to like this piece! :) I love how you used the salvage stickers too! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Helen said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. You are very quick off the mark!

Tammy D said...

Awesome job Eileen!

Anonymous said...

Love the leaves. I enjoy Autumm as well with all of the rich colours and everything anew. will have to try out the die and stamp.

Maurene

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous seems to be the word of the day around here!!!! lol it really is Eileen, beautiful tag!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just beautiful Eileen! I love the fall too, except that it promises winter will follow shortly behind.

inkyfingers said...

Eileen,
Love your Fall tag, great use of the technique.

wearestampers said...

Very lovely leaves!

Electra said...

You're right, it works! Love the leaves, and the way you've stamped the veins is perfect. Gorgeous colours too!

MarleneMAZ said...

This is just gorgeous! love the leaves in those colours.

Shirley said...

Wow, I love the colors on this and your leaves are just beautiful.

Plume said...

WOW! Your creation is gorgeous, generous, fabulous! I love it!

Plume said...

WOW! Your creation is gorgeous, generous, fabulous! I love it!

Bearcrazyman said...

Love it. I going to have to try for a 2-fer too!

Friends
Stephen

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE that colorful tag!!!!! It's so warm looking!!!!

Kerry said...

Beautiful! Fall is my favorite time - I love the colors, the crisp temperatures, the falling leaves. Love your tag - the colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH Eileen!! The is a FABULOUS tag...STUNNING, I LOVE it!!

CuddlyBunny said...

I can easily imagine jumping into this soft, crackling pile of freshly-raked leaves!

You've created another beautiful piece!

Patzee said...

The colors explode from the tag! What a colorful and joyful take on the season. Looks like I've just found the next project for my lunchtime class.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Eileen: WOW! I mean, seriously, could it GET any prettier than this? I don't think so! The AI Splatter in that background is gorgeous, and the fact is, every little detail is perfect. Autumn it just exploding off this tag in the most lovely way! What a stunner, GF!

You are SO flipping talented, it ought'a be illegal! ;-)

Shelann said...

Very pretty I love the fall colors, and your splattering is very professional ; )

Sue West said...

Amazing colour those leaves are fabulous.
Sue

Yelowflower said...

beautiful project, love that you found two different ways to use that technique.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Pretty tag! I love the leaves and the ribbons!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Jane said...

Your entry is absolutely Gorgeous! Fall is my favorite time of year, and you captured it beautifully. Colors, technique...I love it all!

Netty said...

Wow I adore your creation, its fabulous. Annette x