Monday, August 29, 2011

Shades Of Autumn

Good Monday morning to you and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a new week.  We had a fun weekend with Emma. It was her first overnight visit with us since school began and we had lots of catching up to do.  When I asked her what she would like to do...guess what she had to say? ... "I want to go to Michaels"! That's my girl! So, of was off to Michaels and then pizza and then back home to work on her new is good!  And to top it all off, she pulled her very first tooth while she was here!  She just popped it out and her biggest concern was if the tooth fairy would find her at Nonna's house.  Rest assured...the tooth fairy had noooo problem!

Since it is Monday, it's also time for another Challenge Me Monday over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is called A Splash Of Color and the challenge is to use yellow in your project.  Remember that you need to use at least one Cricut cut in project.

Even though we are still having 90 plus degree days here, I am slowly pulling out my fall decor items. It's almost September and I am ready for fall!  Pulling things out got me in the mood to create something "fallish" for my home and this what I came up with...

Let me show you how I put this together.  I started out with a 6 X 6 inch canvas.  You can't really tell in my photo, but this canvas is about an inch wide and will stand up on it's own.

I painted the canvas with Delta acrylic paint in Spice Brown.

Using the DCWV paper stack Autumn Splendor" I cut out two mats.  The orange gingham mat is cut at 5.5 X 5.5 inches.  The yellow patterned mat is cut at 5.25 X 5.25 inches.  I traced a circle onto a scrap of mossy green cardstock and cut it half.  I inked up the edges of everything with some chocolate brown ink and adhered my mats and "hills" together.  Then I stitched the edges of each piece using a dark brown thread.  I used the Bountiful Blessings stamp set by Pink By Design and placed my sentiment in the upper left corner.

Cricut Cuts:
I used the Heritage cartridge for the tree and cut it out at 5inches.  I cut the tree 3 times and glued them all together so that the tree would stand out from the canvas a bit.  The leaves are all from the Doodlecharms cartridge and I cut them at a  one half inch.  
I covered the back of my canvas with the gingham cardstock...

And here is my little piece of fall on a shelf in my family room...

This was a fun, quick little project to put together and I really like the way it fits so nicely on my shelf.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and will find the time to stop by FCCB and see how the other designers have added A Splash Of Color to their projects!  Then...go...get creative and link your project up at FCCB.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,


  1. This has turned out wonderfully! I've never tried canvas before. Yours looks fabulous! I love the two leaves still falling. What a lovely touch! Your project looks fantastic with your books, too!

  2. What a beautiful project! I love the stitching and pretty fall papers you used! :)Amy

  3. Fall is my favorite time of year, so this project really caught my eye. Thanks for the great tips about using canvas and cutting the tree three times to add dimension. I really appreciate the cut sizes as it gives me a better idea of the project size.

    Off to look a some of your other projects!

  4. I'm totally coming to your and Michaels :) Sweet! Love this little canvas project! Great work :)

  5. Oh, this is just wonderful! I love creating scenes on canvas. Your idea is delightful and it makes such a wonderful fall vignette for your home. And thanks for the tutorial, too.

  6. This is wonderful!! I've never worked with canvas. May have to check into it. Love the bit of color from the leaves and the papers you used for the background! :)

  7. Spending the night at Grandma's house, getting to go to Michaels, and loosing the first tooth! There should be some scrapbook pages here real soon! The scene is just terrific! Thanks for the directions!

  8. Beautiful card and beautiful story about Emma. I love that she wanted to go to Michaels. Can't wait to do some scrapping with my daughter!

  9. This is so lovely...i haven't worked with canvas yet and I'll have to try it out.

  10. What a great idea. Came out very nice great autumn colors.

    DIANA L.

  11. Lovely canvas art! It is so pretty sitting with your books! Such a great idea! Love it!
    Sounds like you and Emma had a great time! More memories for scrapbooking!
    Have a great day!

  12. Wow. This is wonderful. Thanks for all of the detail. It's beautiful.

  13. How fun for you and Emma! It's so wonderful that you spend so much time with your Grandchildren.
    I LOVE this project. Fall is my favorite time of the year and this project is so lovely! I have never worked with canvas before, now I may have to try it.

  14. Great Project!! I love the background paper on the image!! Gorgeous!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @


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