After a shudder or two from examining this marvelous photo, I realized that what truly inspired me the most was the rich luscious colors. I prowled through my patterned paper stash and found this gorgeous rich deep brown that I then sent through a Cuttlebug embossing folder for a little more texture.
After stamping the Hero Arts Scroll Tree on pieces of Papertrey Ink vanilla cream card stock (highly recommend trying some), I tried my best to recreate the warm but vibrant golden oranges of the photograph using several colors of Ranger's Distress Ink.
I have a tradition of sorts when ever I use distress inks. As part of the clean up, I like to use scraps and bits for possible future use. I have a flimsy cutting board that works great as a craft sheet for the inks. So before I wipe off what ever left over ink, I spritz it with water and drag a tag, scrap or what ever bit I have laying around. I usually just set these aside to dry and then use them up later as backgrounds or punch stock. This time I futzed a little more than usual and made up 3 embellishments and a small note card.If anyone out there in blog land is interested in having these in their home to use on cards or projects, please let me know in your comment and I will let Mr. Random Number Guy pick next Sunday Feb 21st who they go home with.
till next time, ENJOY! the Oz