Saturday, August 29, 2015

My Favorite Place in Fall

It's Jean here and I'm feeling a bit nostalgic knowing that Fall is coming.

Even though it's still hot in Arizona we can feel the changes coming.  The sun is shifting in the sky and the mornings are just a bit cooler.


Truth be told, it is difficult to find a place more beautiful in Fall than Pennsylvania.  The lush rolling hills become carpets of gold, red and amber mixed into green and brown backgrounds.   Crunching leaves are underfoot, apple cider is served, the sky becomes crystal blue with a bright sun.

Not only the colors, but the textures of fall are lovely.  Hay bales, burlap and corn husks lay a backdrop for decor.  
  

I created a piece for today's post that reminds me of Fall days in Pennsylvania, my home state.   

I used our fabulous adhesive sheets on which I printed AP collage #1951 Fall Splendor using an inkjet printer.   For one example I used the Adhesive Transparency Sheet and on another candle I used an Adhesive Vellum Sheet.    One gives a clear finish, the other a smoky or etched look.   It is easy to make personalized gifts or items for your own home with these specialty papers.  You can create wonderful personalized wedding or shower items.


The good old dollar store candles always come in handy, especially for Holidays and entertaining.   I have them for most every occasion, indoors and out.  They stay lit outdoors which I really like.  

I also incorporated our fantastic Burlap and Jute ribbon to set off the rustic Fall mood.   I adore my Kai Scissors, short blades and wide holes make it comfortable to cut.  I have two pair, one for fabric one for paper.   I have had them for 4+ years and never have needed sharpened!




To apply the burlap I used double side tape (you can use Aleens glue).  I also used glue to attach the jute ribbon.   Not letting anything go to waste, I added a bow made from the burlap strings I pulled when cutting it.




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6 comments:

  1. Love the candle - a whole autumn display could be built around it!

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  2. This is a great fall project! I like using burlap. You get such great texture from it. I'm not a hot weather fan; fall is my favorite season. Thanks for sharing this fun candle idea.

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  3. Jean I have to agree with you. Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to be in the fall♥ Your fall candles are beautiful also!

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  4. What a cool idea! I can't wait to get moved into our new place because I am itching to do my fall decorating!

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  5. I love the leaves and the texture of the burlap on this beautiful candle. Those of us in southern states don't get to enjoy the leaves changing like in Pennsylvania. This helps bring that beauty to us :)

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  6. I love the leaves and the texture of the burlap on this beautiful candle. Those of us in southern states don't get to enjoy the leaves changing like in Pennsylvania. This helps bring that beauty to us :)

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