“Autumn” by Lisa Gregory-Nazario

Lisa here with a layout that is a little rustic with metallic overtones. I wanted a woodsy
fairytale like feeling, and the colors of this month color challenge allowed me to achieve that image.

I chose a  wood grained patterned  paper from FabScraps that compliment the colors well. I cut some vertical slits in the paper and placed  it upon  a piece of 12×12 corrugated cardboard that has been stripped away from its top layer. I marked the spots where the slits were and removed the patterned paper for the moment. I sprayed over those areas on the corrugated cardboard using Cowabunga Copper Starburst Spray and then adhered  the patterned paper over the cardboard. I pulled back the paper in those spots, adhered the paper then touched the edges with the same spray. I did some tear outs on the outside edges of the entire layout, and did some more spraying with Cowabunga Copper and Ocean Breeze Blue Flat Fabios Spray.

I chose flowers that were light peach, white  and beige in color. I used  Fuzzy Navel Peach Starburst Spray for an all over color on the flowers, then touched the edges with Cowabunga Copper while the flowers were still wet. The color  bled into the flowers and gave it a gorgeous fade. The white flowers I sprayed with Ocean Breeze Blue and Danny Zukos Denim Flat Fabios.   

 I created the tiny birds nest using Spanish moss and green moss. The eggs were shaped from Fimo Clay and baked according to directions. When cooled I painted them with white gesso,  then rolled them in  a small puddle of Ocean Breeze Blue a couple of times for good coverage.To finish them, I speckled them with a bit of black gesso watered down a bit.

Here is  closer view of the nest. 

For the die cut frame, I inked it with a dark color then heat embossed it with Desert  Moon Copper Teal Embossing powder. Then I went over it in spots with Silver Moon Mistletoe Embossing powder. The bottom layer of the frame was primed with white gesso and sprayed with Ocean Breeze Blue and toned down with  bit of Gag Me With  Spoon Gray.   The die cut Sizzix leaves were also heat embossed with Cleoatra’s Copper then spayed  with Gag Me With  Spoon Gray.

The butterflies  are a file I have. I printed them on card stock, cut them out and enhanced them with the sprays. Then I covered them in Rock Candy Stickles. I only adhere the bodies of the butterflies to the paper and lift the wings a bit for dimension.

 Thank you for stopping by to see what I have created. Lindys Sprays and embossing powders kick up your projects to another level!! Grab the 2014 September Challenge Mega Set and you wont be disappointed!

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