Hello stampers. I finally started and finished the fall sampler that I promised you I would make. This is the third in a seasonal series of framed art. It is so refreshing to make something that will last longer than a card. This is perfect for your own home or as a gift to someone. I am really pleased with how it turned out, especially since it is totally a “Jackie original”.
It was great to play and it will be interesting to see how many different stamp sets and framelits I ended up using. I did use some retired product, the pumpkins are from last year’s paper and the orange glimmer paper is also from last year, but I know I have enough on hand for a good sized class. The fall sampler is made on a sheet of regular crumb cake cardstock. The mats are cajun craze and the images are stamped on very vanilla. I bought the frame at Michael’s and I use the same frame for each sampler.
A few details. The word Fall was cut using the large letter framelits out of our Wood Textures paper. The milk can is from Country Life. I sponged over it with our bright copper shimmer paint and then when it was dry I accented it with soft suede blends. The tree in the middle is from Winter Woods and the one at the top is from Rooted in Nature. The owl is from Still NIght and the wagon with the pumpkins is from Pleasant Pheasants as is the saying. The house on the top block is from Farmhouse Christmas and the “Happy” is from the Merry Christmas to All bundle.
Here are some more close-ups so that you can see the details in this sampler.
I just sponged some pumpkin pie, crushed curry and cherry cobbler on the tree from Farmhouse Christmas and on one of the trees from Winter Woods I sponged some bright copper shimmer paint. I wanted the illusion of fall colour without lots of leaf cutouts. The trees from Winter Woods are stamped in the background with crumb cake stamped off. Stamping off, also known as generational stamping is when you first stamp your image on scrap paper and then stamp again on your project so that you get a lighter image.
I can’t believe I was doubting whether to get this owl!!! He is the star of my fall sampler. I just love this set so much and I discovered that the branch stamp and the branch framelit don’t match. What I mean is that the framelit doesn’t cut out the stamped image. That is actually awesome. It means you have two different branches!! I coloured the owl with my trusty Blends.
I thought it would be nice to have just a wee bit of the house showing on this rectangle. Originally I had a red truck in there too but it was too busy looking. The magnificent tree is from Rooted in Nature and I also stamped it in crumb cake in the background. The little dots in the background are also from this set. The house is coloured in old olive an crumb cake Blends. Here is the finished project all framed up! Deep breath. I am so happy it is finished and I am also quite pleased with how it looks. If you would like to make this fall sampler yourself, the class date is Thursday October 11 at 10am or 7pm. Cost is $25 but does not include the frame. All you need to bring is your adhesive.
base: 8 1/2 by 11 crumb cake
small panels: cajun craze: 2″ by 2 7/8″ very vanilla: 1 7/8″ by 2 3/4″
medium panels: cajun craze: 2″ by 5 3/8″, very vanilla 1 7/8″ by 5 1/4″
large middle panel: cajun craze 2″ by 8 1/2″, very vanilla: 1 7/8″ by 8 3/8
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I hope you have a fantastic day. Fall weather is here and I am loving it!!