Friday, November 8, 2013

KBD CH #12 - Fall Colors

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!!

We're having a DT call over at Kitty Bee Designs.  If you'd like to be a part of a fun group of ladies creating designs with some kawaii >.< animal stamps then come check out our DT call HERE.  You have until November 30th or until the spots are filled to apply.  Good luck!

Ok, today the Bees are buzzing in to share our inspirations for our new Aloha Friday challenge:

I went online to see if I could find out what are the Fall colors for 2013 and found the picture below.  Not your typical fall colors right?


When I think of Fall colors I think of the leaves changing from greens to reds, yellows, oranges, something like this....


Yes, that is much better!  hahaha... but I guess it all depends if you're in to the traditional or the current fashion trends which will determine what you consider FALL colors to be.  I've been having lots of fun with tags lately.  Here is a Fall tag I made featuring an adorable Kitty Bee Owl.   :)

This was a lot of fun to make.  I used an adorable Kitty Bee Designs Kawaii Owl, burlap paper, Adirondack Alcohol inks, Viva Decor Colour Inka gold metallic rub, a Sizzix die and some beautiful paper from Colorbok to create this tag.  The tag itself measures 5 1/2" high x 3" wide.  It is backed by kraft cardstock to make it sturdier. I cut the beautiful paper down to match and I tried to cut out parts that I thought would make this Fall tag stand out without being too busy.  Bummer you can't tell but the leaf on the lower left corner is actually gold, like gold leaf.

Burlap Fall colored leaves

The leaves are made out of the burlap paper (DCWV) which was a great find for me.  I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix leaf die (has 3 different leaves on it) to make them and used the Adirondack inks and Viva Inka gold metallic rub to make leaves that would compliment my tag.  Sorry it's such a dark picture, I wish you could see how pretty the colors are.  I'll see if I can do a short tutorial on how I made these in another post.  It's all experiment and go with me, using products I purchased and have yet to use and also pieces of stuff left on my desk. I think I'll be making more of these. :)  To top it off I used some beautiful ribbon from May Arts and that embellishment (Mrs. Grossman's Natural Art) is something I picked up at Joann's eons ago.  So glad it finally has a home.  Here's another shot of the tag on it's side with a little more light on it.
Fall inspired tag featuring a Kitty Bee Kawaii owl

It's so shiny! (hahaha)  Make sure you stop by the Kitty Bee Designs blog to see what the rest of the Bees created using FALL colors.  There are some really awesome inspirations waiting for you to see.  We hope to see your creation, but before you link up make sure to read the rules, we'd really be sad to have to disqualify your project. 

Happy Fall!!

A reminder, if you're in the Carson, CA area this weekend (Nov 9-10) come by the Carson Community Center where the Rubber Stamp Convention is being held.  I'll be at the Yumi & Fumi Handmade booth.  For details click here.  Okie dokes everyone, I hope you have a wonderful Aloha Friday!!

Mahalo for stopping by!!



Unknown said...

Wow this is just gorgeous Leanne! Beautiful colors and that pop of gold is so striking....LOVE!

Creations by Shirl said...

Aw love that owl and those burlap leaves.....

Linda said...

Great job!!! love the fall colors!!!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

That's one heck of a cool tag Leanne in full-on fall colors. COOL!!!

Lynn said...

Oh boy, I just LOVE that fall tag. Everything on it works well together. I need to look for that burlap paper. I have the TH die and want to make burlap leaves cool. Thanks so much for showing your crafty skills.

Expressions & Inspirations said...

TFS your cute tag. I love how you colored the owl. Take care. :)