Thursday, November 17, 2016

Loved Today With You

Today I am on the Paper Issues blog sharing my autumn project using Gather by Maggie Holmes.  This Crate Paper line doesn't disappoint with stunning papers and so many fun embellishments.
I loved the two ephemera leaves that were included in the Gather ephemera pack.  I wanted to make a leaf wreath, so I used the beautiful text paper from Gather and started tracing the leaves onto the text paper.
After fussy cutting out each of the leaves, I used my gelatos to mix colors that mimicked the Gather ephemera leaves and painted parts of each leaf.  After they were dry, I used my black pen to trace around the edges.

I placed the leaves in a circular wreath shape and kept text in the upright position to keep it uniform in the background.  I loved that the aqua background Sunshine paper already had the mixed media vibe and saved me the time of creating one for this project!

I stitched around the leaves multiple times with my sewing machine to add texture to the leaves. I love how the gelatos curled up the leaves to create that freshly-collected leaf look! 

 I used a gold patterned vellum under our family photo.  I made our photo vintage looking with a filter to mute the bright colors for this layout.

I added chipboard pieces and ephemera from Gather to the top and lower corners of the wreath and photo.  I love the phrase Thickers that came with the collection.  The glittered elements prompted the splatters of gold mist, white acrylic paint, and leftover gelato colors.

I love the Gather  mini gold script puffy alphas.  They are so pretty for adding smaller title words or phrases.
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