So I looked at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge so many times in the last week and thought, "what can I do that isn't a witch's hat", because while I've made a few Halloween themed cards/goodie bags, it isn't the holiday that calls my name. So when I picked up the leaf above when I picked my son up from preschool this afternoon I carried it around with me for an hour marveling at it... so I though its shape loosely works for a cone, right? I used the WMS Very Vintage Labels below, thinking you might see the brim of that hat... I know, it's a stretch, but please humor me. I added a layer of PTI chocolate chip and kraft behind the main image to make this work for the current CR8FN color challenge. And since I thought this would be a bit too big for a card, I turned it into a lovely framed piece of work because I wanted to play along with the LESSology wall art challenge (using a real leaf counts as upcycling right?). Anyone know how long real leaves last when framed? Will this be brown in 2 weeks time?
And since I couldn't think past the hat this morning I asked Mr. Ben what he thought of the WMS sketch and this is what he created. He snuck in a smiling face from his WMS Half Pint Heroes set (oh yes, he reminds me often that those are his stamps, thanks Claire). I also love that on his own he paired Core'dinations and May Arts ribbon, I swear he hasn't been blog surfing this week with me... he just knew they were a pair made in heaven?
Materials: leaf, Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels 4, WMS Say It Loud Sentiment, PTI kraft and chocolate chip card stock, water color paper, black card stock, Tattered Angels black mist, Versafine black ink
Ben's project: PTI Big Bloom flower, Waltzingmouse Half Pint Heroes, Core'dinations card stock, May Arts ribbon, Versafine black ink, colored pencils