Monday, October 17, 2016

Fall is in the air

Hi Everyone,
Ahhh, triple digits are gone so it must be Fall in Arizona.  I live right near Phoenix, so no changing leaves for me.  I grew up in Massachusetts and I think that's why Fall is my favorite season.  I don't know why but Autumn always makes me reflect on what I have and what I am thankful for.  This little wreath reminds me that there is something to appreciate every day.



I want to apologize for not taking photos while I worked.  I am really bad about getting caught up in creating and forgetting to take pictures.

 I die cut my leaves, out of manila, and used different Distress Inks to make them colorful.  I just grabbed anything that looked like I could use it-reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and browns.  I used a lot of color and really saturated the paper.  Once the ink was dry I covered the leaves in Distress Rock Candy Crackle and set them aside.

The Rock Candy gives the leaves a gorgeous crackle and shine.  You can leave them just like they are after this step and they look amazing, but I wanted to add a bit more.  I used my embossing powders to make them pop! I love how they turned out.




Next I took a huge bunch of seam binding and died it using Distress Stains.  I kept a lot of the colors I used in my leaves on the ribbon.  I wrapped a word band on the ribbon and tied a big fussy bow.  Pinecone charms add an extra fall touch.  I cut the bales off and just glued them on the ribbon.  Embossing powder on the ribbon gives it extra sparkle too.


For the final embellishment I used a round cabochon charm and some fall berries.
Try making some leaves.  They are super fun and playing with the different inks and powders will produce a different effect each time.  
Jess


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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful Jess, love your colour palette and the embossing powder and crackle on the leaves is wonderful, they look like they are covered in ice! Thanks for sharing it and I can send you some snow if you can send me a little of your heat :OD Deb xo

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    1. Thanks Deb! I am ok with not having snow. I moved to get away from it. I'll take some crunchy leaves though.

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  2. Awesome project Jess! Love love love your leaves! :)

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  3. Jess, this is one beautiful wreath! I love your colors, and those leaves are incredibly textures and look so realistic! Gorgeous project, and I'd be happy to hang this on my front door! Hugs!

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