Colors of Fall

This creation is another piece inspired by a Gingersnap Creations challenge; this one was their Color Challenge: Eggplant, Pumpkin, and Avocado, all colors inspired by Fall.

Colors of Fall Art

I started with a simple piece of cardboard. I prefer to use chipboard when I create altered panels, but couldn't find any at the time (I hate running out of things when I'm starting a project!), so I just used what was handy. I covered the cardboard with some scrapbook paper of Tim Holz' that has light purple (the "eggplant") color to it and it's very distressed looking, which I love. Then I took some watercolor paper and stamped on the trees in pattern of three, with 2 sets of trees in green (the "avocado") and one set of trees in a rusty orange color (the "pumpkin"). Next I added rhinestone gems to the trees to create some sparkle; I added orange gems to the green trees, and green gems to the orange trees. Then I tore the edges of the paper and adhered that to my paper-covered cardboard.

I found a plastic butterfly embellishment that has green and a hint of light purple on the wings, and also some orange spots on the wings too. But I decided to add some sparkle to the wings as well, so I added some light purple rhinestone gems there too. I used a piece of foam to adhere the butterfly to the panel, to give it a raised 3-D effect. And I finished it off with a rub-on that says, The Colors of Fall.

So that is my homage to Autumn for this challenge. :)