Everything used here is from Stampin' Up!
I started with a bravo burgundy base, layered with so saffron and very vanilla. I brought out my Day of Gratitude stamp set, stamped the verse in eggplant, then took some time with my markers to color this amazing medallion. Worth the effort, dontcha think? I also lightly sponged the vanilla card stock with so saffron ink. When I finished stamping, I decided to trim a bit off one side. That made the so saffron a little too wide, so I used my scallop trim punch for an added detail. I had already decided to use my retired pumpkin pie striped grosgrain ribbon (currently available in other colors), but it was too wide to fit between my already stamped images. Not to be discouraged, I used some linen thread to tie each end, and bunched up the ribbon in the middle just a bit. I brought out some buttons, but struggled to get the right placement with the size I had. So, instead I stamped two leaves and an acorn from the same set, cut them out, and popped them up with dimensonals. Please note, I have actuallyy cut out images TWICE this week. That is a record! Not a trend, just a record that will likely remain unbroken for a while. (I hate cutting stuff out!) LOL!
I plan on hanging out with this challenge a little more often. It's fun to add color to any day!