Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Falling Leaves Tree

It will be a long while before Autumn shows itself here in Florida. That however will not hinder me from longing for crisp sunny days, and cool breezes. Even here in the Sunshine state signs of the impending season are all starting to pop up in clothing and home decor shops. Trading my hot pink  pedicure for a rich brown, and drinking pumpkin spice coffee puts me in the fall mood even if it is still hot outside. A great way to welcome fall is to add a few touches into your home! I found this tree at the craft store and altered it with oversize leaves and a punch owl.

You may recognize this punch from Stampin'Up! Such a cute owl, but if you don't have the punch get your cricut fired up and cut one from the create a critter cartridge one of the best owls ever {if you ask me} I had to fight every urge to glitter every spec of him, and settled for just a shimmery blue heart....took some serious self control I tell ya' I have the willpower to turn down ice cream, but glitter? nope- no willpower at all! *giggle*

This delicious paper with an even more delicious name is called Spice cake and is brand new from Stampin up! If you MUST get your hands on some visit my good friend Linda and she will help you out! I embossed several of the leaves and inked them up a bit to add color and a that fall shabbiness that makes us love leaves so much. In addition to the expected brown on the edges, I also added the unexpected of vanilla ink on some of the darker leaves, I love how it muted them as well as highlighted some of the embossing.

What about trying a squirrel or a turkey, a pheasant maybe? Of course you could also grab a branch from your yard {or your neighbors yard if need be} LOL and decorate that with cut leaves? that would be gorgeous too!

I would love to hear from you, and see your version of the falling leaves tree, so if you make one drop me a line and let me know!
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Have a wonderful day, and as always happy creating!

12 comments:

Neppie said...

This is wonderful.

Carole P said...

Great project, Shantaie! I purchased this SU paper and love it! Oh, I have the owl punch, too!

Anonymous said...

makes me want to touch it!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great project!!

Court said...

What a FABulous tree!!!

Jana Eubank said...

This is seriously TO DIE FOR!!! Shantaie! This is just scrumptious! :D :D :D

Deneen said...

Wonderful! Great idea using a real tree branch. I need something for my table. Maybe this would work instead of a vase of flowers.

Nadia said...

Beautiful project! Those wonderful patterns remind me of a cozy quilt! Just beautiful! Good job on the glitter self-control! Your owl is perfect.

Oh, how I wish I could enjoy warm weather year-round and just change my toenail polish to reflect the new season! That would be heaven!

Its Ace said...

This is such a great idea for home decor in the fall. TFS

Nancy
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Andrea Gideon said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. TFS

Angela said...

Wow!! I love this tree, I wish we had got some of those spice cake papers in the UK :(
I'm off to see the rest of your fabulous blog. x

Nance Leedy said...

Shantaie, of all the fabulous drop-dead gorgeous display items at Stampcation THIS was my absolute favorite! The way you've decorated the craft store tree with the paper and leaves is GENIUS. It's gorgeous and the little owl is the perfect touch!! Just fabulous! And the best part is? I can do it because I already have that exact tree! Thank you for the inspiration! :-)