Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I LOVE Decor Elements!!!

Today I FINALLY took down my Halloween decor (I know...a little late!) and got ready to put up some Thanksgiving/Fall-ish decor. Well....I realized quickly that I was lacking in this decor area. So what to do?! It's snowing outside so NOT heading to a store! Instead...down to my stamp room. I found a "Season of Thanks" Decor Element laying around. This is what it looks like...PERFECT! Then I found an 8x10 canvas I thought would be good for the space I needed something. Well...the Decor Element was a bit too big...so what to do?! Well....I just cut off the bottom saying and just used the top two. So now I have a "Season of Love" saying to make something else with. (Thinking Valentine's Day! :) ) Then I added some Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (LOVE this stuff...and love the texture it gives!!!), some die-cut leaves (thanks Big Shot!), some Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and cardstock, and some 1/8" Very Vanilla ribbon. This is what I came up with...
How much fun! I LOVE being able to make one of a kind decor for my home! My stamping supplies come in handy all over the place! :) Now here is an close-up look at the leaves...
When I die-cut the leaves, they don't have those veins in it. It just cuts out the shape of the leaf. So how did I do those lines? Can you tell?!?! Why...it's the SPIDER WEB embossing folder! I saw it laying there and thought...those could look like veins on a leaf. So that's what I used. Here is the other leaf bunch...
And here is a side view so you can see that I added the ribbon around all of the sides of the canvas to add some color and make things "pop" a bit more...
I hope you enjoy and hope it inspires you to use your stamping supplies for other uses! Thanks for visiting!!!!

2 comments:

Pam said...

Very cool.....and so "high-end" looking!! Right on, Ashley!!!

Jill said...

Super duper cute! You're so amazing. Funny too cuz I just did a post about how I love canvas! I'm sure that looks amazing in your house!!!!!

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