Isn't it a great one? I love the three panels and anything with a circle makes me happy! I'm not quite ready to dive into Christmas cards yet.....still enjoying fall themes and colors. I played around with the Joseph's Coat technique (here's a tutorial) and ended up with this:
And by "played around", I mean it took me three tries to get it right! You really do need to let the sponged on ink dry a good, long while so the embossing powder doesn't stick to the ink. Just zapping it with my heat gun wasn't enough. I had to let it sit overnight! For the sponged background, I used Cajun Craze, Hello Honey and Rich Razzleberry. Early Espresso was inked over top of the embossing. Believe it or not, the strip of DSP that looks purple is actually Rich Razzleberry. The light at the end of the day is deceiving!
This gorgeous leaf is from a 2014 holiday stamp set called "For All Things." The large solid leaf image works great for this technique and the little bit of texture it has allows the Early Espresso to sink it and provide even more subtle shading.
I added a burlap circle behind the sentiment for a little texture and contrast. I used a Circle Framelit to cut out two semi-circles from the wide burlap ribbon and taped them together behind the sentiment. The sentiment circle hid the tape and gives the illusion of one full circle. A little gold cord thread, some sequins and this one's done!
I hope you try your hand at LeAnne's fabulous sketch. Be sure to check out the rest of the design team work for inspiration and then join us, at The Paper Players, before the challenge closes on Friday, October 30th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)