Welcome back friendly crafters! It's officially the first of November and kicking off another month at Heck Of a Challenge we have the theme 50 Shades of Autumn. I encourage you drop in and see the most creative makes from my teammates...they've really done an incredible job again of capturing one of the most gorgeous seasons in the year!
As for me, welllllll, the jury is still out on this one. I enlisted the help of my grandmother on this one. It went something like this...Pick up the phone, dial her number, she answers and I yell..."HELLLLLLLP!" So being the sweetheart she is, she popped on Skype and helped me out with shading, fading, leaf placement and coming to terms with the negative VOID space. She and my mother are the painters in the family, me...not so much. BUT, I did try my hand at it and the experience was, well...it was an experience. So THANK YOU Grandma for all your advice and constructive tutoring. I may not be thrilled with the outcome, but the experience and time spent with you was wonderful!
Anyhow, here is my offering for the 50 Shades of Autumn. I've tried to capture Autumn's Last Leaf. As gorgeous as a multicolored tree looks in the fall, I'm equally as captivated by one last leaf hanging to a limb as well.
If you choose to leave a comment, you don't have to "fluff" it. I'll GLADLY take constructive criticism and tips. Eventually I would like to be able to master the look and feel of real bark, so any help is welcome.
I thank you for your visit and your time.
Recycled canvas that was artwork hanging in my daughter's room.
Gesso and acrylic paint base with twisted cardstock makeshift branch
Supplies used: Gesso, acrylic paints, versamark, gold, black and opaque embossing powder, clear crackle.
Have a wonderful day!