Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Beauty Of The Season

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate! Chocolate chocolate chocolate is what I hope my kids score tonight! I can't believe tomorrow is November! The holidays are upon us now. The year has really flown by, and there is so much to do. Is anyone else already feeling stress?
Anyway,  there are lots of challenges this week that I wanted to participate in as always, but I've been bogged down with readying myself for classes this weekend, so I thought I would show a small project I did for Make N Takes last month, which happens to qualify for all the challenges I want to participate in. How convenient! ;0) Compendium of Curiousities II Challenge is "Kraft Faux Suede" from Tim's book pg. 40, which is also being sponsored by The Funkie JunkieSimon Says Stamp & Show's challenge is "Just Add Pearls", Sunday Stamper's challenge is "Autumn", and Artistic Outpost's October Referral Challenge is "Anything Goes".
 
Enjoy The Beauty Of The Season ATC
This is a real acorn cap from my MIL's tree. I've never seen any like this before her tree. The idea for the acorn comes from the marvelous Shelly Hickox.  I still have a few of these kits left, and have been thinking about offering my extra kits at a lower price here on my blog. If a few people are interested I will do that. Just let me know.
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon, especially with the Holidays so close at hand!



44 comments:

  1. Very pretty colours & that acorn is fab, at first I thought it was a silver bell in disguise :-)

    Sally

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  2. Best looking acorn I've ever seen Anita! This is all so soft and feminine. Hope you have a great Halloween. Hugs, Buttons x

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  3. Anita I love acorn!!!! Colors super soft! Always wonderful ! Your italian friend BArbarayaya

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  4. Your background is fabulous! I love that it is not in the usual brown 'leathery' tones. I think the simplicity is perfect to show off the background. Fun, sparkly acorn! Beautiful!
    Kate

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  5. What a fantastic background. The colors are so soft...like looking at autumn hills on a misty day. Just the right amount of shimmer, too. The acorn is darling....you are such a clever gal! I'm working on holiday journals for my family...so off to the studio I go. Have a glorious and creative day, Anita!

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  6. Beautiful Anita! The simplicity is awesome and the acorn!! Too awesome!!!

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  7. A keepsake to cherish when the last leaf has fallen and snow decides to blanket them. I love what you've created here Anita. It's fall to perfection!
    p.s. My kids had better score some serious chocolate or I'm sending them back out! :)
    Happy Halloween
    Lisa x

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  8. This is lovely and makes me feel ready for the holiday season. It is soft and beautifully simple. Love it.

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  9. Anita, your ATC is beautiful! I love your faux suede background done with the perfect pearls! I also love your acorn! That is such a cool idea that Shelly had...I need to go acorn hunting out in my yard! haha Love your glitzy acorn and the simplicity of your "twig" holding it. Just so lovely. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  10. Very pretty - love the acorn spray!

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  11. This is so pretty! The colors soft, pearly...just really, really pretty!

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  12. Anita, this is so beautiful!! You just took this technique to a new level! Love it!

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  13. Girl, I do believe this acorn is in hog heaven, being decked out in all the true Texas bling. Love it and what you are creating. xo

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  14. I just fell in lurve with that acorn, it is just so perfect! Love your creation Anita, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... hope the kiddywinks score a tonne of choccy and share with Momma! x

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  15. Happy Halloween to you too! This ATC is amazing, love all the different perfect pearls on it! And that acorn is wonderful! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. "Boo"tiful ;) I love that little acorn technique, brilliant! Love your colors and the warm fall feeling - nice one!

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  17. Gorgeous - the acorn looks so cool, and I love your twirly twigs! Beautiful lustre on your suede-y background...
    Alison x

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  18. Anita, I love what you've done. The colours are amazing and the Acorn is wonderful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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  19. It is so beautiful. I love that! The background is really stunning fantastic colours.
    Greetings Asia:)

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  20. Love the faux suede. I remember following your tut too. Happy Halloween. Enjoy the chocolate x

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  21. Beautiful! Love the added acorn! Thanks for supporting us at Artistic Outpost!

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  22. Gorgeous ATC. I love the background & the acorn is beautiful.

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  23. Anita, I love this! The background colouring is so soft and feminine with such suble moves from hue to hue. I got to get me Tim's book for technique. Love that sparkly acorn! Whole creation just fabulous. Nicola x

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  24. I am still in awe that the faux suede technique actually feels like suede too! One of my faves and works so nicely with the fall themes. I could envision bowls full of those adorable acorns!

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  25. Totally awesome - LOVE that acorn treatment with the glittery pearl. Just an all-round lovely fall piece, Anita!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  26. Super cute project, Anita! I love how you've "gussied" up the acorn...it's so proud now!!

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  27. Hey there Anita my oh my I love your ATC wowzerssss love the background with the shiny glow on it, love the glittery pearl too, I love it, thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, hugs terry xxxx

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  28. This piece makes me happy. The background is gorgeous and that acorn is so beautiful. Love the twiggy bits around it. Just stunning! I would be interested in a couple of these kits. It just says autumn joy!

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  29. Hi Anita,
    just catching up on your crafty antics, you are a prolific crafter ! I love your ATC and that acorn is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thankyou for your lovely comments on my projects i really value them x

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  30. That acorn is stunning! Very elegant ATC.

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  31. I love that little acorn! I have collected some caps and want to try it too.

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  32. WOW!!! Stunning acorn.. the background is amazing ... Beautiful work what a fantastic ATC...love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  33. What a fabulous background for that super duper acorn Anita, everything has combined to make some real eye candy - better than chocolate lol.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  34. Hi Anita, that background is simply gorgeous, such beautiful colours and the acorn - wow, that is something else, it is fabulous - I would love to buy one of the kits too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  35. This really is fantastic! Love the sheen and the richness of it all!

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  36. I came across your blog after searching for art journaling and just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed looking through your posts . Your work is fantastic Faye x

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  37. Beautiful background Love that suede!
    and I'm so feeling like the holidays are creeping up way too fast also!
    Hope you got lots of Chocolate! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  38. Anita, this is so soft and gorgeous - totally tactile! That acorn is really beautiful - Hope your children scored big on the choccie front and then shared! hugs Anna

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  39. Beautiful!!! Love how you used a real acorn top!!

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  40. Simply stunning. I absolutely love this
    hugs June

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  41. That acorn is exquisite! A really beautiful piece. thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, too.

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  42. Just lovely! The faux suede looks so real and the acorn is stunning.

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  43. Anita, what a beautiful ATC!! It really captures the sense of fall! xo Evie P.S. I think I know why you liked the images(details) on my blog post...they kinda looked like atcs...??

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