Autumn Leaves

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

Anything Goes this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, so I took this opportunity to create a miniature leaf installation.  I love walking outside in the Autumn as the leaves swirl around in the wind.  But I don't like the blisters that come with the arduous task of raking them out of the yard.
Watercolor paper was stamped and stenciled with distress inks and paints, and then formed into a box using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. 
The board comes with instructions to create boxes and lids of all sizes.  (Which will be handy for the upcoming holidays!) My faux leaves were die cut, inked, and then hung from the box top.  The leaf variations were created with household plastic wrap. The bottom of the box is covered with inked tissue paper cut into shreds with my fringe scissors.  Simple, but colorful!
Anything Goes this week, so be sure to upload your latest project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and you could be our latest weekly winner of a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.  Your project could also be chosen as one of our weekly featured designs.  Cool, huh? 
Happy Stamping!
 
 

25 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea - and ever so pretty! Bringing nature indoors is always a plus! Blisters from raking - yep, I can relate! And with the snows falling here today, it's a sign of winter arriving. Time to bring out the shovel! Hope you're doing well!!
    c

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  2. Wow Michelle! Your project is fabulous! Your fall foliage looks wonderful! Love bold and bright color palette!

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  3. Just my kind of fall leaves! All the beauty in colors and no raking involved at all! Beautiful fall in a box!

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  4. this is so beautiful!!! I love everything about it!

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  5. Wow wow wow!! This is just gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those leaves!!!!

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  6. Michelle....this screams AUTUMN! What a very cute idea! Love the colors and the suspended leaves! <3 Candy

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  7. This is lovely Michelle and what a great idea! Love the leaves hanging from the box and especially the leaf covered floor. Beautiful box too!

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  8. So perfect for Fall. Love how you made the leaves.

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  9. Arent you the clever one! This is great!!

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  10. Gorgeous very eye catching Autumnal piece Michelle. I love how you created the box and then added leaves and the coloured tissue to the bottom. Love your inspiration this week and the colours are fantastic. Tracy x x

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  11. This is such a gorgeous fall project! Michelle. I love the beautiful colors of leaves and the stamping on the box. So creative! :)

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  12. Gorgeous autumn project, Michelle! Love the beautiful colors! The leaves are amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. Neat canvas creation!! I love the colors and dimension! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. Holy cow, Michelle! You even made the shadowbox?? I tip my hat to your skills once again! And I loved the thought of having a place where leaves don't need to be raked. Brilliant and this piece made me feel like boot weather and hot chocolate and all of the other great aspects of this season!

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  15. I just LOVE this box and your BEAUTIFUL leaves, Michelle! Brilliant project!

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  16. This is beautiful Michelle! Love the leaves. As always, your stamping is brilliant!

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  17. WOW!! You are so creative!! This is amazing!! The box, the hanging leaves, everything is just fantastic! Very beautiful work Michelle!

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  18. These colors are so bright! love love love!!!! Beautiful work! Barbarayaya

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  19. This is beautiful! So fall!!! Totally gorgeous!

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  20. Seriously inventive! Love this. Jenny x

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  21. What a gorgeous artwork. The autumn colours are so vibrant!

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  22. WOW! This is Amazing! I LOVE the entire idea of this installation, and your artwork on the box, as well as the leaves is beautiful. I really like the shredded paper in the bottom of the box. It looks just like a pile of leaves. :)

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  23. Just beautiful, Michelle - I LOVE your installation! The leaves are glorious, and the colours are full of that autumnal zing!

    Had a crazy work week on the back of the house move, so now looking forward to some catching up (crafting and sleeping) over the next few days.
    Alison xx

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