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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Elements of Nature at Stamps and Stencils

Good Morning!!! Its time for a new challenge at stampsandstencils today and this month our challenge comes from the lovely Autumn and she has chosen the theme 'Elements of Nature'.

 Whether you are inspired by the glorious world around us with the changing seasons, or tempted to use elements of nature in your art work, this month we'd love to see your nature inspired entries.  Anything goes as long as you include a natural element in your art which can be either either stamped or an actual item ! As always you need to include stamping or stenciling. 

I was inspired by the season and this is the canvas I made....





Here's a step by step of the background creation - 


I started with this canvas - I bought a set of 3 for £3.00 - ready to alter!!!


I covered this with gesso ...


stamped some Clarity mushrooms and fussy cut and coloured them.


Next I continued with the background using super thick slap it on and a stencil from TH. 


Once dry I added pumpkin soup acrylic paint. Then I started diecutting! I used mostly TH dies and cut mostly leaves and also pine cones.

The verse is of course the start of Autumn by John Keats - now I had this as stamp but in true me style I couldn't find it. So I printed it off the computer!


I hope you like it! I did add a real pine cone too!!!

Hope you can join us! Come see the amazing makes of my teamies here.

Hugs

Rachel xx



20 comments:

  1. OMG, Rachel, this is so beautiful! What a stunning composition of those wonderful elements of nature! I love the way how you did your background, so rich and so yummy! It's so super creative with these John Keats amazing words! It's brilliant! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  2. A really pretty canvas creation, lovely Autumnal colours as well Rachel.

    B x

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  3. So gorgeous, loving all the elements and gorgeous Autumn shades

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  4. This is so beautiful Rachel, of course my colours,wonderfully coloured and designed, love the verse, Kate x

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  5. This is gorgeous Rachel, lovely Autumnal colors

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  6. How beautifully autumnal Rachel, gorgeous mix of colours and I love how you used a wonderful variety of products to create this beautiful canvas! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Morning Rachel, autumn is my favourite time of year and I adore this canvas. Love the verse too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Such a gorgeous autumnal canvas Rachel, I love the textured background that you created for it. Also all the beautiful embellishments used too.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  9. A fabulous canvas Rachel. The background looks gorgeous and I love all the textures. Your hessian leaves work really well and I love the toadstools. What a good idea to use a real fir cone and the verse is perfect. It's a beautiful project. Barbxx

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  10. This is gorgeous Rachel, great dimension and beautiful Autumn details.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. I know I say this a lot Rachel, but its just fab !! Your pinecone looks so real sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  12. absolutely fabulous autumnal project Rachel. Love the torn paper and amazing frame of leaves etc, but my favourite are those fantastic toadstools !!!! I love them !!! Your cones are brilliant too xx

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

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  13. So gorgeous ...especially love those mushrooms
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  14. Wow Rachel! That leafy background is a stunner against your beautiful arrangement. I love that you used these amazing mushroom stamps - great detail! I will just have to make me up a leaf stencil with my dies now! So cool! Big hugs, Autumn

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  15. fabulous canvas Rachel beautiful background and love all the elements and embellishments
    carol x

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous background and lovely colors of autumn on your canvas, Rachel!!
    How are you doing Rachel, do share your Indigo Retreat photos and creations!!Will be looking forward ...

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  17. This is really lovely Rachel, and I'm glad it's not just me that loses stamps lol xx

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  18. It's stunning art Rachel. I saw it on the challenge blog and had to come take a closer look. I have that verse stamp from Clarity - it's my favourite because I love this season because of the colours, textures and that verse xx

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  19. I love this, Rachel - with the real pinecone and those fabulous toadstools, it's a brilliant evocation of an autumn day.
    Alison x

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