There are prizes too!! By commenting on EACH blog in this hop, you will be eligible to win one of two great prizes!
The Twinery will give away to one winner:
One Ultimate Color Sampler Pack (retail value $25)
Sweet & Sassy Stamps will give away to one winner:
One Season of Change Stamp & Die Set (retail value $28)
I was able to work with the Sweet & Sassy stamp set called "Seasons of Change" (which is the set WITH dies that you can WIN just by commenting on each blog in the hop!) which I have liked since I first saw it released a few months ago.
I really like the pattern on the leaves in this set! I wanted to make a fun Fall project using these leaves and the beautiful Fall colored twine from The Twinery!
So this was what I came up with! I really like how it turned out!! This was inspired by a project that I had pinned on Pinterest where the creator had decoupaged real leaves onto a pumpkin. I wondered if I could mimic that look using stamps and tissue paper and it worked very well!
I painted two pumpkins white. The littlest one I used acrylic paint and brushed it on and for the largest one I spray painted it white. Then, while that was drying, I stamped the leaf images from the set in various fall colors and then cut them out by hand. This stamp set has a coordinating die set which I didn't have at the time I made this and that would have sped up this process tremendously! So hint, hint...when you buy the stamp set, get the matching dies too!! :)
I applied a layer of Mod Podge in the area where I was going to place a leaf and then stuck the leaf onto the pumpkin. The white tissue paper blended in with the white paint very well and it is very difficult to even see the tissue paper on most of the leaves.
Here's a closeup of the leaves on the pumpkin. After applying the tissue paper leaves, you can seal them down even more by applying a top layer of Mod Podge too.
After I applied the leaves, I took Mandarin twine from The Twinery and tied a knot at the bottom of the stem. Then, I wrapped one end of the twine to the top of the stem and then re-wrapped it down to the bottom and then tied both ends together into a bow.
At the bottom of the large pumpkin, I also tied a bow using Mandarin, Peapod, Lemondrop & Maraschino Twinery twine at the bottom of the stem.
This was such a fun Fall project to create!
I love being able to use my stamps and twine for home decor!! This would be a great project for a gift too!
So...have you checked out the twine from The Twinery yet? Here's a photo showing all of their colors! Sigh!! They are so pretty!
Your next stop on the hop is Harriet Skelly!
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Have a terrific day!! Thank you for stopping by!