Thursday, October 5, 2017

Crazy for Autumn @ A Vintage Journey

Hi Friends,  it's one of my favorite times at A Vintage Journey, the start of a new challenge  We are celebrating Autumn with it's wonderful color pallet and thoughts of cool fall days.  The theme this month is "Crazy for Autumn Color" and the creative guides have a wonderful array of creative designs to share with you.  Come on by - simply click here.

I made this piece of home décor to celebrate the season.

I began with an ordinary embroidery hoop that was purchase at my local craft store.
Next I cut a piece of burlap that is a little bit larger than the hoop.

The burlap was sprayed with some Nemories Mist sprays.  I used orange, of course, and some dark brown.  Next the burlap was placed on the hoop and the edges were trimmed off in the back and glued down.

Using some semi opaque vellum, I cut several leaves and then colored them with alcohol inks.  When the ink was dry, which doesn't take long, I embossed some of the larger leave and then folded the others in half to give some dimension. 

I placed the leaves as desired on the hoop and held them in place with glue dots.  When all leaves were arranged as desired I added some acorns and some ribbon on the top.

I used chipboard that was covered with paper to cut my letters for the word "FALL".

Hope you have enjoyed my project and that you will stop by over at A Vintage Journey to see the wonderful creations.

See you there,


  1. S@ndy, this is such a beautiful piece of home decor! The burlap looks fantastic in those autumnal colours and the vellum leaves are quite stunning, the colours you achieved on them look fabulous. I think this may be my new favourite of your work, it is an absolute delight! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. I love this, Sandy - the burnished orange looks amazing on the burlap, and your leaves look fabulous - a delightful fall ornament.
    Alison x

  3. This is gorgeous Sandy! The fabulous hessian background and then those stunning leaves. The design just works so well and I can imagine it hanging in your house to celebrate the season. A fabulous project for our colourful challenge this month. Have a great weekend. Jennie x

  4. Gorgeous wall hanging Sandy. What a great idea to use the embroidery hoop. Looks awesome!

  5. Oh wow Sandy what an amazing piece of Fall decor Love the idea of the embroydery hoop, the burlap background looks amazing and the leaves look so real! They make for a wonderful cluster with those acorns! Stunning work, this will make for a super display piece during this season! Great inspiration, thank you!

  6. Wow Sandy, this autumnal home decoration is amazing!!! Your vellum leaves are stunning!!! Beautifully composed creation and I love it!!!

  7. a stunning piece of amazing home decor Sandy xx Love the way you have used the hessian on the embroidery hoop and your leaves/berries and ribbon just complete the look

    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie xx

  8. Absolutely beautiful! Sandy . Love everything about it and for me you have truly captured 'Autumn' perfectly. Using the velum for the leaves to capture the crispness of autumn leaves is such a clever move. Concept, design and execution - all spot on for this challenge . x

  9. Oh, my word, Sandy! This is my new favorite of yours! What a stunning and perfectly made piece of fall home decor! Those leaves are the most realistic I've seen, and I'm so going to give your technique a try! GORGEOUS piece of art! Sending hugs!

  10. What a stunning decoration to celebrate fall/autumn! You stained the burlap beautifully and the vellum leaves you created look so real - amazing 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

  11. So incredibly beautiful Sandie! Love the entire composition and your gorgeous elements, all put together in such a lovely way. Hugs, Autumn

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    1. I used an old set of Stampin Up dies that were in my collection. I covered chipboard with paper and then die cut them.

  13. So sorry to be so late to comment on your beautiful fall project Sandy! It appears I missed everyone's and I am out to make amends!! Your leaves are just beautiful along the top of your ring and the white dots on your letters really make the sentiment pop! Julia xx


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