Thursday, November 4, 2010

Autumn Wreath

I have been admiring all the wreaths created by the talented Hero Arts Artists using this wreath stamp--Lisa Spangler did a luscious pink and white confection, the I saw Shari Carroll did a very fun Halloween wreath.  I really wanted to make that Halloween wreath, bought all the supplies, but that never happened.  So I decided to make an autumn wreath using this leaf ribbon and some striped autumn colored ribbon.  The leaves (from a Hero Arts set) are colored with pencil and the acorn has a glitter "helmet".  This is of course the year of the acorn here in San Antonio.  While we have many oak trees in my yard and neighborhood, never have we seen so many acorns, of all shapes and sizes.  The squirrels are regularly scheduling parties on my roof to celebrate their abundance!  So of course, an acorn on my wreath is de rigeur, even though I do not have a current acorn stamp!  This one is from Stamp in the Hand, and inks up nicely, even with dye inks. I tried out my new Stampendous clear bark embossing powder, and was amazed to find out it really is "clear brown".  I used it with Versamark for the card, but found when a brown pigment is used underneath the powder, the image is much darker--more the color of the ink than the powder. 

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