Hello and welcome to another week and our new Challenge over at Anything But A Card!
We are asking you to use Black and Orange.
As soon as I saw the design prompt I knew I wanted to use this wonderful set of Darkroom Door Stamps.
They are the last to leave our garden and the very first of the butterfly parade to arrive back.
To celebrate the arrival of these beauties I had time out and had a play.
An old grapevine wreath was stripped back and sponged with both white and black gesso.
The perfect find from the local dollar store is this small chalkboard. Though of course it would be easy to cut one from light MDF too! This was stamped with Darkroom Door Leaves and embossed in white. Over the top I then sponged Viva Decor Inka Gold
Next the Wanderers were stamped and coloured with any orange colourant I had. This needed patience but a crafty get together followed by a movie I wanted to see was the perfect time for the colouring and fussy cutting. This is such a relaxing thing to do!
The butterflies are clustered on both the twigs and the chalkboard as Wanderers certainly can congregate in our garden in quite large numbers when the season is good. Sunshine on the wing never fails to lift spirits!
I had a bit of a giggle when I went to chalk wander - finding the chalk took a little while. As a teacher, I used chalk every day! How our lives change.
The finishing touch was to bead in some fizzer beads on copper wire. Don't really know what these beads are. They came in an assortment and add the perfect little bit of texture.
What will you do with orange and black? I will be looking forward to seeing your entry.
For me, I only have to go for a small stroll into the garden to see the enchanting Wanderers brightening our world.
Oh a little aside story from that previous life I was telling you about.
I had some education VIP's come to my classroom and we were in the middle of a nature based unit. There were chrysalis on many surfaces in the classroom - imagine clouds of Wanderers when we opened the door each day!
Just as this VIP went to sit on a chair, Tom, an excitable six year shoved him away -"No you'll crush it!" he shouted. A chrysalis was attached to the back of Tom's chair.
The VIP had this huge grin on his face as he turned to me and said, "Passion! It's all about passion, Mrs Short!"
Have a fabulous week.
I am busy and back into designing and making as classes are back in full swing here at Time To Create.
Yes it is indeed all about Passion!
Challenges Entered - lots of calls for the colours of Autumn this week.
Artful Times Challenge Blog - Autumnal Colours - the Wanderers are certainly still here in Winter.
Simply Create Too - Fall Autumn
Frosty Designs Friday Challenge - add Texture to your design - I'm sure I have that covered!
Sweet Stampin'Challenge - Autumn is Here - spring for us
4 Crafty Chicks - Fall/Autumn - only one tree in my garden drops it's leaves and it does so at Christmas!