Here in the Northeast the leaves are begining to fall and I am finally ready to accept the fact that summer is over. Yeah, I know, it took me long enough.
Fall is definitely my favorite season but I feel like we just didn't get enough summer this year.
To get me in the spirit of things I decided to make a fall table decoration. The leaves and acorns are digital stamps available from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF.
The base is a small grapevine wreath which I chose to fit around what looks like a candle but really isn't. I was concerned about using a candle with the paper surrounding it so I went looking for an alternative and found this cool fake candle at Michaels and bonus, it was 50% off. It is battery powered and it actually flickers like a real candle.
I made the leaves to scale (about 1.5 inches in length) and glued them onto the base along with the bow. I think I made the acorns a little too big but didn't have time to change them. I printed the leaves using Lindsay's great tutorial on changing the color of things digitally. I made them a sort of browny/maroony color that blended well with the patterned paper and sponged the edges with SU really rust and more mustard. The acorns were printed on both tan and brown paper and pieced together.
I wanted to make a sleeves for the "candle" to coordinate with the leaves but I ran out of time and energy.
Lousy pic ( I am still learning to use my new camera) but you get the idea. I think this will look great on my Thanksgiving table.
Lindsay has some more freebies on her BLOG and there is lots of inspiration from the dt this week so check them out.
Ceal Pritchett, Oct. guest designer
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