Hello fellow crafters! Here in Southwestern Ontario we're deep into fall and heading toward-ugh-winter; when I saw this image it made me think of how springtime is hope fulfilled after a long cold winter and that we often need to keep a little springtime in our hearts when our circumstances seem like a big patch of winter in our lives as well.
The tree branches were perfect for extending the image; I ran them through my Cuttlebug in a woodgrain embossing folder then painted them brown to match the photo. The leaves were painted green then dabbed lightly with other colours like the ones in the photo. I brushed the pieces with Glossy Accents to give them a bit of a sheen.
The word piece was painted with acrylic paint then heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. I then mounted it on coordinating patterned paper.
Punchwork along with some stencilling and stamping completed the background then I added a few paper strips to mimic the design on the bottom of the photo.I had a great time creating this cheery project and love the way the branches fit onto the design so perfectly-thanks for stopping by and hang onto hope today and every day!
Gina's Items Used
Leafy Branches with Birds
Word Elements 1
Other Items Used
Marion Smith Posh papers
embossing powder and Versamark ink