Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Susan's Garden Challenge - Home Decor

What a fun challenge Susan's Garden Design Team has this month.  We have been challenged to use Susan's products to create a Home Decor piece.  It is the perfect time to create a frame to celebrate the Fall Season!

For our Challenge today Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post and answer this question: What Home Decor items do you like to create to use in your home?

Elizabeth Craft Designs will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 15th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is how the project was created:

The frame used was purchased from Ikea.  It is ten inches square and has a small mirror indented down in the center.

To decorate the little square, use a piece of watercolor paper and add Distress Oxide Inks to create the colorful background.  Splatter on black ink for the dots.  Cut the paper to fit inside the small square.  Add Black Peel Off Sticker Corners to each corner for a finished appearance.

Use Susan's Build a Scarecrow die set and create the scarecrow.  Use the CountryScapes Critters 1 die set and die cut the black crow.  Use a white opaque marker to add a white dot for the eye.  Attach the crow to the arm of the scarecrow.  Attach the square over the mirror, using strips of Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Use Susan's Garden Notes Sunflower 2 die set and create five sunflowers.  Shape the flowers and leaves using the Flower Tool Kit.  Add a little Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to some of the flower petals for a little sparkle.  After completing the flowers, you can add Prills over the die cut centers of each flower for a little additional dimension.

Use the Pumpkin die set and create three pumpkins.  I used two tall pumpkins and one short pumpkin.  Once you have the pumpkins and leaves colored, pat them down on a VersaMark Pad and clear emboss them for a shiny finish.

Use Susan's Garden Woodland Leaves die set and Garden Patch Mini Leaves die set to create leaves.  Shape the leaves using the Leaf Tool from Susan's Flower Tool Kit.  The leaves were colored using PanPastels.  Small black dots were added to some of the leaves.      All the leaves were patted onto a VersaMark Pad and clear embossed.

Use the A Way With Words - Amazing, Beautiful - and 4 Seasons die sets to die cut Beautiful Autumn.  Die cut using White Soft Finish Cardstock and sponge on PanPastel Fall colors.  If you die cut the sentiments with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the cardstock, it makes it very easy to attach the words to the frame.

Arrange all the die cuts as shown.  Creating your own home decor is very fun and you will be proud to hear - "Wow, You Made That!".   What fun ideas do you have for a  fun Autumn decorated frame?

The Elizabeth Craft Designs products used are linked below.


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