It's Stacie here and I am avoiding the change to winter and snow with an autumn page design using Crate Paper Gather. The Gather ephemera leaves completely inspired me and I needed more than two! I will show you how I made a few more to create this wreath of leaves using the Gather collection!
I started off with the Thankful Heart text paper and traced the ephemera leaves onto the paper in different directions.
After tracing and cutting out the leaves, I mixed gelatos to make similar colors to paint sections of each leaf. Once they were dried, I sketched the border lines in black pen.
I tried to keep all of the text upright and readable once I layered them in place on the pretty light aqua Sunshine paper. I added machine stitching several times around the wreath to create extra texture. I love how the leaves are curled up from the gelatos and look like they were just collected!
I finished it all up with the phrase Thickers and the cutest mini puffy gold script alpha! I added splatters of white acrylic paint, gold mist, and leftover gelato colors.
I hope you are inspired to try out some mixed media or to create with these gorgeous products from Gather by Maggie Holmes. I took a class from Maggie last year and she is truly the sweetest and so inspiring with her design ideas! I love how this collection is so versatile as you saw earlier this month from the PI team spotlight!
Thanks for stopping by today!