Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autumn & Mesh

ETA: Pamela has a coupon out for during the blog hop use this info and grab some goodies!

(*not good on magazines)


good for 15% off and good through Monday when the hop ends!


It is time to blog hop with FCD!

This month's theme is "Autumn & Mesh"

We were asked to create any piece of that focused on this theme.


The official start time of this Hop is Friday, October 16, 2009 at 8:00 AM (EST).

If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

Today I used one of my favorite stamps from FCD
(YES I know I have a LOT of favorites - no need to point that out!)
It is the Medium Crow - Pamela says this little guy is HARD to keep in stock and in fact he is out of stock right now - oops so sorry about that you can email her to hurry up and get some more in though cause you know you need him NOW! teehee

I found a chipboard tag frame while looking for something else and set it aside thinking oh I should do something with that so after looking at it a few days on my desktop I decided it would make a good magnet for the fridge. I used my Memento Inks in Dessert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black to stamp the image and then color the chipboard frame. I colored the image in with Copic Markers Y08 * YR23 * YR16 * YG95 * YG67 * BV29 * R17 (for the red leaf on the mesh) and 0

I cut the mesh and mounted it to the back so it showed through the opening then I layered black paper on to the back and trimmed it around the frame which made the perfect backing. I added the sentiment on the top after dabbing some of the same Copic Markers onto the paper to coordinate it. I then attached the crow with both pop and red line Glue dots to the chipboard and to the mesh. The leaves are actually brads that I cut the backs off of and adhered with glue dots also. The red one was copper colored and looked yukky so added a bit of the R17 to it and think it looks pretty good now!

I added a large piece of magnet to the back so it would stick to the fridge with no problem and then added a loop of twine at the top.

I just love this Crow he has so many uses other than being stuck on a card,
although he looks great there too!

So what did everyone else do? I don't know yet either so here are the details for finding out and also how to maybe win some blog on!

This is a “circular blog hop” where the beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from!

(It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that will be announced when the hop is over…that’s why you want to leave a comment on


blog, so you don’t miss out!

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, October 19, 2009 at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Libby

and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!

Be sure and tell Libby I said Happy Autumn

Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!



Ursula said...

How cute is he?? Love him on the tag with the mesh window behind! That will look great on your fridge! :o)

Sue from Oregon said...

I can see why this is out of stock...LOL it is so darn cute!

melisa Waldorf said...

Hey Karyn! Great versatile tag. I love how you put the magnet on the back!

Libby Hickson said...

So cute Karyn!! LOVE that you turned it into a magnet, what fun!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great fun idea! i love the idea of a magnet. TFS

Diane said... project and love your use of mesh!

Donna Moore said...

Very creative and great eye candy! I adore the magnet, what a great Thanksgiving decoration to have on your 'fridge! You go girl!

Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love your pretty Fall colors!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

The mesh as a background is a great idea! I love the variation in colors around the edge of the tag too!

christina d said...

I love what you did with the crow and I think I have this stamp. I wasn't expecting you to be so on the ball, what a great start to my hop! I wanna try this for a tag too!

Lee said...

What a totally cool idea! This blog hop is going to cause a hurt on my pocketbook! These stamps & designs really rock!

Unknown said...

What a cute project........gave me some ideas on some other of the same type projects.......

Anonymous said...

Love the stamp and how you created the tag.


Stampin_melissa said...

Such a cute idea, what a darling magnet!

Melissa.Banian at gmail dot com

Darla said...

Great background colours too.

darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Aubrey said...

I love the crow!....a great idea to make a fridge magnet....would never have thought of that!

TesaB said...

What a perfectly adorable tag! He is darling and I love your idea of making a tag! Wish you a lovely Sunday!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Karyn~~ what a wonderful fridge magnet!! Old crowe is sooo adorable!! Thanks for ideas.
Mary lou