Thursday, October 6, 2011
Hey there, everybody! I don't know about where you are, but it has been a GORGEOUS week in the STL. If you're the nature-y type, it's the perfect time to be out in it. I just spent the weekend down in Ellington, MO. It was beautiful during the day, then cold and clear at night-- just right for a hayride and bonfire!
Speaking of nature and outdoorsy things, today's challenge at 365 Cards is to create a card with a rustic theme. As we all know, "rustic" comes from the Latin "rus," meaning "country, farm, or land" and "stic[k]" meaning... a piece of a tree. Lol. Just kidding...mostly.
But obviously, I had to go outside and get some sticks!
I found some really small, thin twigs and cut them into two-inch pieces. Then I hot glued those together and tied on a piece of cord. I cut the leaf with my Cricut, then sponged on a couple of colors. Assemble all the pieces and voila!
I thought this turned out really pretty. It's simple, but different and has a lot of great texture. In fact, I think I have a couple more variations I'd like to try.