Monday, November 6, 2017

Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial

Hello friends! I hope your weekend was a good one. We spent quite a bit of time outdoors as usual and Anton and I also went to an old cemetery to light a candle for All Saints' Day, during which a lot of people light candles for loved ones who have passed away. It was beautiful. 



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, we have a Thanks or Thanksgiving theme. Since it is the first Monday of a new month, the team is showcasing a specific designer / company and this week it is IndigoBlu. You don't have to use their products, but if you have them at hand, it is always fun if you do.

Our November guest designer is Suman Pandit, and don't miss the vibrant card that she created for you today.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

This week, I made a fall wreath, with lots of glorious, vibrant leaves. It is really easy to make and you don't need a lot of supplies. My wreath is about 5.5 x 5.5 in, but you could make it in almost any size. I used the IndigoBlu Tasty Textures set on all the leaves.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

I started out by making a master board, using a single piece of watercolor paper. Distress Inks were smeared on my craft sheet and misted with water. The paper was pressed into the ink.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

I used the Tasty Textures set from IndigoBlu and thought it worked great to create a subtle tone-on-tone texture on my leaves. Almost all the stamps in the set were stamped on the background, using Archival Inks. I used waterproof inks since I was planning to mist my paper in the next step.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

For wonderful shine, mist the entire sheet of paper with Wendy Vecchi's Buttercup Mica Spray. I really love the warm yellow of this mist for autumn projects.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Fall Foliage.

When dry, I die cut the leaves using Tim Holtz's Fall Foliage set. I also die cut branches from brown kraft-core paper, but forgot to include them here.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tonic Craft Tools Set.

To give the leaves life, I shaped them with ball tools from the Tonic Craft Tools set.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

For the base, I traced two circles on a piece of mat board using jars and cut them out. They were traced again on burlap and cut out. Distress the edges of the burlap a bit. This way, you don't need to worry about cutting perfect circles. I die cut a Tattered Curvy Banner, inked it and used a Small Talk Occasions sticker as my sentiment.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

Start with the larger leaves and glue them down with Matte Medium. Add smaller leaves both on top and tucked underneath the larger leaves, and some branches here and there.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

I covered almost all the burlap, but you can let more of it show through, if you want to.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

I found a leftover yellow Clipping Heart on my desk, which fitted perfectly together with the sentiment. A bunch of pearls were added here and there.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

The texture stamps makes each leaf unique, interesting to look at, and adds just the right amount of detail and texture.

Layers of ink - Vibrant Leaves Wreath Tutorial by Anna-Karin with stamps by IndigoBlu.

You get a great variety of leaf dies in the Fall Foliage set and this grass one is one of my favorites.

I hope you will join us this week in our Thanks or Thanksgiving challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies



IndigoBlu TASTY TEXTURES
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Tim Holtz Sizzix FALL FOLIAGE
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TATTERED CURVY...
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology OCCASIONS Small...
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12
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Ranger Inkssentials 8.5 X 11 MANILA...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TEXTURED SURFACES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper...
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Sizzix LITTLE SIZZLES MAT BOARD PACK...
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Ranger WENDY VECCHI Designer Mica...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CANDIED...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad DUSTY...
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad DEEP PURPLE
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival ORANGE...
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad SAFFRON
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad MONARCH ORANGE
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival RED...
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival LEAF GREEN
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Hero Arts 42 Accent Pearls LIGHT YELLOW
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology JUTE STRING
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD...
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Tonic CRAFT TOOL SET
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC...
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT KNIFE
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT...
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24 comments:

  1. beautiful job Anna-Karin - The colors are beautiful and the wreath is a perfect idea for fall!

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  2. Oh WOW!! what a beautiful wreath! the colours are gorgeous and I love the banner and sentiment, the whole design is stunning!! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. This is very cute! Lovely autumn and warm colors on your leaves and the sentiment is great. Hugs, Macarena

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  4. Wow, Anna-Karin, your wreath is beautiful! I love the bright fall colors and your arrangement is awesome.

    Cathie ♥

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  5. Gorgeous wreath in glorious colors and textures, Anna-Karin! Love how you used the stamps to add texture, and it is beautifully constructed. Great message too! hugs, Maura

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  6. I love your wreath Anna Karin! The colors and the textured you added made it fabulous! TFS

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  7. Fabulous wreath, Anna-Karin!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Beautiful. stunning. I love all of the rich colors and dies. Your wreath looks awesome.

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  9. Stunning wreath, Anna-Karin! I just LOVE Autumn colors.. they make me happy! I love the combination of texture too :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. These are vibrant leave Anna-Karin, they make a gorgeous wreath. Just wonderful! TFS!

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  11. Waow!!! what a beautiful and clever work!

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  12. Wow, your wreath is amazing! The autumnal brightly coloured and wonderfully patterned leaves look stunning - I love it 😁. Wishing you a happy week and weekend! J 😊

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  13. Your wreath is so beautiful. The way you colored the paper seemed very easy for such wonderful results. Thanks for all the details.

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  14. This is beautiful Anna-Karin...really beautiful! The colours are divine and it really creates the most wonderful autumnal centrepiece, it's fabulous! :)

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  15. what a fantastic wreath!!!! Love the colors, autumn is absolutely my favorite season for this reason! Love all the shades of yellow and orange blending into red!! Love!!

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  16. What a gorgeous piece of home-art! I love the sentiment and it was such a treat to see how you created all those leafy layers of goodness!

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  17. Amazing piece Anna-Karin! Colors are perfect for the season and I love the idea to create a garland! Fabulous as always! barbara

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  18. your wreath is beautiful Anna-Karin, a perfect Autumn home decor item...hugs kath xxx

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  19. Gosh, your photographs are outstanding and your wreath reminds me so much of a pile of autumn leaves I can almost hear them crackling!

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  20. Wow... this wreath is amazing, Anna-Karin. Love the gorgeous colors! :)

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  21. Such a pretty wreath, Anna-Karin! The colors are stunning and love the twiggs sticking out. Hugs, Sandra

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