Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of year!
I have been busy working on other things here and also dealing with some dental issues and Dr. appointments, so today, when I had the opportunity to just play, I decided to try something different. I created my background by sponging various shades of Distress Inks on watercolor paper. Then I stamped the ODBD Honeycomb Background with Copper Color Box Pigment ink just in spots along the edges. Next I cut a mask for my Maple leaf stamp from Autumn Blessings, and started stamping while masking my leaves on the left side where my colors were basically yellow, orange and a touch of red and green. I used Archival ink for this step. Next, I spritzed the bg with a little water and let dry. While that was drying, I stamped my leaves from the Autumn Blessing set with Memento Ink on Cryogen White paper and colored them with Copics in various blends of colors. I cut them all out with the Fall Leaves and Acorn Dies. I stamped my sentiment from Thankful Song directly on my background and trimmed the panel to fit the Only Orange mat and the turquoise base. I adhered the leaves after curling them a bit on my piercing tool, using Tombow Metal Glue on the spine of the leaves. I added some twine and left it otherwise unadorned, as I wanted the stamped images to take center stage.
It's a different look for me, but I had fun playing with the background. I had gotten a card from my insurance company that had this basic look to it, and it inspired me to give it a try.
I am entering this in the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge to use fall leaves. There's still time to play along but you better hurry! I am also entering it in this week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge, where it's anything goes with either their free Scripture digi, or any encouraging sentiment or Scripture.
I love the sentiment in this set. How often do we stop to really think about how our Lord takes care of us? He is so good to us, and even when we are going through deep waters, we can rest in His promises, and place our complete trust in Him, Our response to His goodness should be praise.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
Have a wonderful weekend!