Happy Fall Y'All!!! I love the fall colors and especially the changing colors of the leaves. It helps that my trees have tiny leaves so our mower eats them up and I don't have to rake them!!!
Today is my day to Guest Design at She's A Sassy Lady, and I wanted to create a fun fall banner.
I used the leaf from Gypsy Wanderings sized to 4.21 inches. I hid the two inside cuts and cut out the leaves in white cardstock.
I used the font from Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art and sized them to 1.25 inches. I originally cut them out of dark brown cardstock, but once I finished the leaves I changed my mind. I cut them out of yellow cardstock.
My friend Jenny from Yogi Memories has been playing with inks Tim Holtz Style and inspired (and helped) me with this project!!
I started out with these inks and a mister of water. I also had my heat gun plugged in and ready to go!
I crumpled my leaves and got ready to make a mess!!
By inking my mat and spritzing with water, I was able to get the colors to blend, bleed and make wonderful leaves. If I did not like the look, I just added more ink and water. The heat gun set the colors.
I had so much fun and made a huge mess!!! I cut out a second set of leaves out of brown cardstock to staple to my leaves. They were a little flimsy after the transformation!!
I added some twine bows and threaded them with some beading cord. I inked the yellow letters with red ink and pop-dotted them onto the leaves.
I hung my banner above my French doors. It is so hard to take a good photo of banners, so I added the close up shots!
Thanks for stopping by today!!