Thursday, September 20, 2018

All Because I Love Toadstools...

Hi folks, it's been a bit of an unproductive week in the cubbyhole and it all kicked off on Monday morning. For some reason I just couldn't gee my ginger, wasn't in the mood for heading for the cubbyhole - crikey that's not like me at all and I began to wonder if I was sickening for something. It was so bad that after the morning stroll with my Furry Partner, I put my jammies back on and sat on the sofa drinking coffee and watching TV almost all day. And it was looking like Tuesday was going to be no better, I was beginning to think my creative brain had left the building so I decided to fire up my trusty Sidekick and have a die-cutting session day, stocking up for future projects and making a dent in the Classic Kraftstock scrap box. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with the cutest toadstool ever from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Foliage Thinlits.
and before you know I was back in business decorating an Idea-ology Burlap Panel with some of those cuties.
I trimmed a piece of paper from the Idea-ology Halloween Paper Stash to be slightly smaller than the 6" x 4" Burlap Panel...
applied a light coat of White Gesso and used Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides with the Diamonds Mini Shifter Stencil from Set No 38 to add some detail.
I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Nature's Wonder with Ground Espresso and Forest Moss Distress Oxides
and to lighten things up a bit, the sentiment and another leaf with Versamark ink and heat set with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I machine stitched around the edges of the panel stitching over the Idea-ology Mummy Cloth to hold it in place.
Then it was time to return to my pile of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Foliage die-cuts
I added Distress Collage Medium Matte to the lower sections of the die-cut leaves so that I could curl them up slightly and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to the toadstools and flower to create more dimension. I added a few loose threads from the Mummy Cloth and splatters of White Gesso.
I trimmed a piece of green Classic Kraftstock, sanded it to reveal the kraft core, distressed the edges and cut out the middle section to save for another day.  Yes, I'm a thrifty Scot and who's going to know once the decorated panel is in place. I won't tell if you don't.

Today is one of those "out and about/meeting a friend for coffee" kind of days. Have fun whatever you have planned and I'll be back tomorrow to share my second project for Neat And Tangled.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Stunning creation Kath. Hope you feel better and have a great day. Hugs to Buddy. Anesha x

  2. This is a big masterpiece Kath! I love all details and your tutorial is precious! Thank you!

  3. Just stunning, what can anyone say, I mean its all so beautiful and as for those Toadstools, wowsers, they are seriously gorgeos....enjoy your day out Kath, glad you feel better.xx

  4. Oh Kath, what a beauty this is! I am so glad you got your mojo back (glad it is not just me!)and what a comeback - this panel is just stunning. It has a lovely rustic autumnal feel to it and those toadstools are just gorgeous. I just LOVE this beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Sounded a little like your mojo was going Kath but so pleased that you got back on track and what an amazing creation you have done it's totally stunning as always and so creative take care x

  6. Absolutely stunning! I have recently seen this die set and added it to my wish list well now it is at the top of that list, thanks Kath!

  7. Absolutely amazing project. You make the die cuts look so very good. thanks as always for sharing

  8. a nice idea . it's a pleasure to come here !

  9. Fantastic card! Thanks for the details of how you created the amazing background!