Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall is in the Air Blog Hop

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some wonderful Fall projects to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with
 Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

Now for my Autumn project...I have been working on this for quite a while, I just haven't been too inspired for a couple of weeks, then I saw this video on Tim Holtz's blog.  I started by painting glossy card stock with Judikin's Mica gloss then embossing the leaf image with Judikin's clear powder.  I must say I made over a dozen backgrounds with Judikins' Mica Gloss.  Half were these wonderful fall colors and half are a wintery purpley blue.  When I tried distressing my embossed image with white paint like the video, I did not like the result, so the one I used for my card, I covered in Ranger black paint and wiped off.  I really liked this background and didn't want to cover it too much so I used the negative of a Stampin Up Sizzix Top Note die for a frame.  I took one sheet of the background paper I made and punched several leaves and punched the same leaves from some various card stock.  I used my Spellbinders Jewel Alpha for the first time to cut FALL, I just thought this font was a great size and a little fancy, cut from Creative Memories orange shimmer paper.  I still wanted a bit "more" to this card so I mounted it on a yellow base with some extra room for four orange and fall colored warm and fuzzy fibers.

Close up of the background.

Another angle.  The leaf stamp is a background size stamp from Inkadinkado.

This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Lucy Kelleher with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Lucy is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to her store.

Close To My Heart

Your next stop will be with...

Eva Scraps!!

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

I would like to enter my project in the following challenges:

     until 9/28


  1. Alicia, that background is GORGEOUS!!! I really want to find that video and watch it when I have a little time. I've never seen anything quite like it! Beautiful job!!!

    Amy E.

  2. Beautiful leafy background!! Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!

  3. Wow this is beautiful. I love the background (which I now want to make =), the fibers is a great addition to the colors and I like the leaves and letters. Beautiful Job!!!

  4. I love the colors that you put into this card! Super creative! New Follower TFS

  5. Love all the fall colors. It's very beautiful.

  6. Oh wow, that background turned out so strikingly beautiful :) great project and I love those fall letters. Great hopping with you ~ Eva

  7. What a fun mixed media background you created!! Pretty card!

  8. Beautiful card, love your background. Thank you for sharing and for being part of the hop.
    Robin L.

  9. Gorgeous card! I love all the colors. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ashley W

  10. The colours you used are beautiful! Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmakers "autumnal forest" challenge.

  11. This is so cool! I just love the effect you got! It's really gorgeous! So happy to be hopping with you! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  12. All of the colors are beautiful. So perfect for fall.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  13. Beautiful work with a gorgeous background

    x Hilda

  14. Thanks for joining our Fall Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  15. Beautiful Fall project! Love it and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  16. Wow! I love your spectacular color blend. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  17. This is a great card,
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge