Hello there, I'm Jaine and I'm thrilled to be bringing you my first post as a Guest Designer for Susan. I stress Guest as I've just been given one of the spots on the full time DT which I'm absolutely over the moon about. Anyway let me get on with a little bit of background.
I live in Luxembourg, a small country in the heart of Luxembourg which is almost totally covered with forest. At this time of year it's absolutely glorious with Autumn colours starting to take over throughout the forest.
I've tried to capture some of those colours in a door decoration made using the 'Autumn grunge' stamp set for Unity.
To make my wreath I stamped the leaves with chalk inks from Color Box onto coloured card. I tried to stamp tone on tone for subtle colour play.
I spent time cutting out all those leaves which took a little time but was really worth the effort. I scrunched each leaf up in my hand and distressed the edges and creases with Vintage photo Distress ink.
The next stage was to cut out a ring of cardboard using two plates for a template.
I used my glue gun to stick the leaves all around the circle.
The finishing touches were some ribbon, wire and a touch of Smooch Glitz for a bit of sparkle.
It's now hanging on my front door to welcome the season.
Thanks for reading and happy Autumn to you.