Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Decor

Lauren over at MTME came out with several beautiful cut files during her last release, including poinsettias, holly, and these lovely autumn leaves. I imported the leaf files into SCAL and used my Cricut to cut them out of various patterned paper, mostly PTI, but the colorful leaf pattern is from last year's SU. I distressed the leaves with Soft Suede ink. Emily helped me, so some of them were a little more "distressed" than I might have made them, but I think it turned out pretty cool anyway. The brown leaves I sponged with Champagne Shimmer paint from SU. I liked the effect so much I sponged all the leaves with it! I hot glued the leaves to a grapevine wreath from Mike's. I cut out the "Happy Thanksgiving" from the Wild Card Cartridge at 10.5 " (fit to length), after first using a Cricut marker to outline to words, then sponged it with the shimmer paint--love that stuff! I had planned to add a bow, but after I got it finished, I wasn't so sure it needed one. Emily thinks it does though, and so in a bit we'll go to Mike's and see what they have in the way of autumn wired ribbon. If I add one I'll probably remove the cluster of leaves above and to the left of the sentiment and put the bow there.



Here is a detail shot of the leaves. Hopefully you can see a bit of the shimmer. I really had fun making this, and it was nice to have Ems helping me. I hope you have enjoyed this project! Have a great day!

6 comments:

Jen A said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Love the shimmer and what a great project to work on with Em!

Chris said...

this turned out gorgeous!! looks fab on your door!!

Sara Paschal said...

Amy this is so very pretty, I am so far behind so many products you have listed I have yet to try. Going to have to get the shimmer paint first thing.

Good job Ems you and your Mom made a beautiful wreath.

Jen A said...

I know I comment here already but I wanted to stop by and say Happy Thanksgiving! God Bless!

Susan said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love all of the patterned paper you used.

Angela said...

Gorgeous! I can see the shimmer (love it!) and I love your mix of DP!