Good morning and happy Thursday! My kids are out on fall break for the next couple of days, so we're hoping to get out and enjoy some fall weather. What about you? I hope you're enjoying fall...it's my favorite for sure!
Since it's Thursday, it's time for a Throwback Thursday post. This week's featured set in Wreath for All Seasons. This is such a great set - who doesn't love a great wreath?
I've been missing my watercolors for the last few weeks, so I pulled them out and added some hand-painted details to the twig wreath from the set. To do this, I started with the Shape Shifters: 3 die and masked off a circle in the center, which I filled with some wet-on-wet watercolor in a mix of pretty fall colors.
Then I stamped the twig wreath in a light color (I used Classic Kraft ink) so I would have a guide for hand-painting the leaves. I did a light color because I new if I stamped it in a dark color and watercolored over it, the ink would likely run since it's not waterproof. If you're using waterproof ink you can just stamp the wreath in the final color right off the bat. Using the same colors I used in the wet-on-wet technique, I hand-painted some leaves around the wreath. Once that was dry, I stamped the wreath in a darker brown ink. Then I heat embossed the berries with white powder.
For the background, I used the Pierced Feature Frames. The outer frame was diecut from Autumn Rose and the inner panel was cut from Canyon Clay cardstock, then stamped with the Text & Texture: Leaves background. I added some rustic jute twine around the top of the card.