Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Delicious fall!

All over blogland you hear most ADORE fall and it's no secret I do too. I've talked and showed pics of what it is that I love about fall but one of my favorite things about fall inspired a project.
 The secret is out, I love the rusty orange of  the trees and the blue of the sky. Sometimes when I am driving down the road and I see a fall tree (which isn't often where I live in Texas) I just want to stop the car and lay down under the tree! Can I get some love... anyone else want to do that???

Onto the present situation, I took down my Halloween stuff and have a couple of holes in my decor and I start thinking about that blue and those rusty oranges and then I come across this napkin.
And I remember this beautiful blue spray paint I have called Mediterranean by Valspar from Lowes.
And I pick up one of these chargers for 1.99 at my local Hobby Lobby.
They come in all different colors, I didn't care what color mine was because I was spray painting it. I cut up the napkin, be sure to remove the white backing of the napkin before you cut it or it's impossible to get off and keep your piece intact.
They look so real don't they??? So I take my handy dandy Mod Podge, matte finish and slather it on the spray painted plate. Now usually I put it on the thing I am gluing to and the thing I am gluing but these napkin leaves became very fragile once I cut them out, so I only put the Mod Podge on the plate, then I not too carefully put the leaves on and gently MP'd on top. Typically wrinkles not so good, but I liked it on this project made my leaves have another texture. I MP'd the whole plate!
 So you see how the fall trees inspired me?  Take a look perched on it's home.

Do you notice one tiny detail that is different?  I thought it needed a little sumpin.. sumpin, so I got out one of my favorite things... Rub N Buff and applied it to the edge.

This is the best stuff, it comes in lots of colors, I used the Spanish Copper for this piece. Simply apply a small dab to a kleenex (warning warning, oil based does NOT wash off of your fingers) and rub on. This stuff is the best fix it, and it adds a touch of class to most anything you use it on! It is a must have for any crafter gal!
Oh and as for napkins, you are gonna start looking at them in a whole new way now!  You'll be at your next dinner party sneaking yours in your purse and asking for another, I can see it now!
Just look at the choices??? Can you imagine that bottom one on a platter??? Loverrrrly I'm telling ya!
So what inspires you (besides the fabulous blogs)??? Anyone want to lay under a fall tree with me? Oooops, we don't have any yet. ( I know I realize the rest of the world has already lost their leaves and may have snow on the ground but we do it different here in Texas!) I guess I'll just stare at my plate and pretend!

~toodles, laura~


Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Oooo....Love this!!! Fall is my favorite!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Oh, that's cool! I love it!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Yes I remember when we lived in Wichita Falls, TX- I do miss Texas. I love it there. Anyway I used to say that fall was a season everywhere else but in Texas it was a verb. And that the trees there were like bushes everywhere else. But I'd love to be back with the verb- fall.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Great project! Yes, napkins are quite artistic these days!

Stacey said...

The plate is amazing and a wonderful way to add dimension to your Fall decor. Your napkin choice captured the beautiful fall leaves perfectly and I love the effect of the Rub and Buff.

Jenny said...


Amy Meyer said...

Beautiful! Love that it is a napkin! Thanks for sharing!

Lu said...

Oh my, I really did think they were real leaves! The plate looks great and that Rub n Buff was the perfect finishing touch. I'll have to find me some of that...

Stopping by from the Weekend Wrapup @ Tatertots and Jello. Have a wonderful weekend!

just Lu

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous and creative idea. Love the plate and the rub n' buff is perfect. Love it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff party!


Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So pretty! Enjoying browsing your blog. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted for you to follow me back.
Happy Thanksgiving!
tammy@ www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

That is amazing-I might have to do the ModPod thing here! Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t miss the give-a-ways, linky party and Bavarian Christmas starting 26 Nov! http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/

CAS said...

This is such a clever & wonderful idea. My head is spinning with possibilites. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower.

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