Friday, October 6, 2017

Repurposed Items Fall Decor

UPDATE 10/11/2017
I just discovered today that the 
Making Memories blog is gone from the internet
as are anything else related to the blog owner!
There was no notice given to the design team.
No explanation whatsoever at this point.

For those that like entering crafty challenges,
there are many more to be found in blogland.
I happen to DT for another Anything Goes
craft challenge, Love To Craft Challenge
Please visit us soon ! 

The October challenge at 
Making Memories Crafting 
is to be inspired by the photo below:
Autumn/Halloween Anything Goes.

More details about my project:

I created my own png word art with a gradient
using Photoshop Elements 14 software
and the font Sprightly.

I repurposed several items for this project:
wood "frame" from the window in a door,
chipboard from craft project packaging,
"silk" leaves previously sewn onto a scarf,
scrap of wide wired fabric craft ribbon.

Woodgrain background stamp with Crumb Cake ink
Itty Bitty Splatters stamp with Soft Suede ink
Smoky Slate and Creamy Caramel ink pads for swiping
across the Very Vanilla card stock
Stem Silhouette stamp with Ruby Red ink

Scoring board, stylus, Smoky Slate marker
and ruler were used to create the faux planks.

Just a little dab of low melt hot glue
was used to keep the leaves in place.
I flipped the piece over once they were all
glued down then trimmed the excess off.

The frame was well weathered from being
part of an exterior door originally.
I decided to keep it as is since the
art piece is kind of weathered, messy looking.
I did paint along the exterior side edges since they
were not stained.

I had to staple the finished piece,
glued to lightweight chipboard first,
into the frame since there wasn't enough
depth to use points.

The bow was hot glued in place on the front
and I added a saw tooth hanger to the back.
I also finished the back off, after stapling
the piece in, by covering it with a piece of
paper to fit. Doing this hid all of the
unfinished wood edges and staples.

A closeup to try to show the debossed lines
and inky details.

Thanks for looking ;)

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