Homespun blessing

This beautiful wreath is part of the PB ‘Merry & Joy’ release. I know it is perfect for Christmas but I am putting it to use as a thanksgiving wreath first. I inked the wreath with two brown and two green distress inks both in marker and ink pad form. I inked the branch area in vintage photo and ground espresso inks and stamped a couple of times for good coverage on hot pressed watercolour paper.  I inked the foliage area in forest moss and lucky clover inks then after stamping once it was easier to see on the stamp where the pine cones were so I could ink the pine cones in ground espresso ink and stamp again.

After the stamped image was complete I painted some water onto the stamp and stamped again (I kept the stamp in the MISTI the whole time) The amount of water transferred by the stamp was just enough to fill and darken parts of the image. I also coloured some of the pinecones in with a marker.  One word from the PB ‘golden delight’ sentiment fitted on a tiny tag cut with a die from the PB ‘gift card pocket’ set. I rarely make gift card pockets but I use the different tag and label dies from this set often. To complete the wreath I added some hemp twine and popped up the tiny tag.


16 Comments on “Homespun blessing”

  1. boilermom27 says:

    Love your card, it is just beautiful!

  2. This is jaw-dropping gorgeous! You have infinite patience to color all those little bits and pieces with a marker! But it was worth it, it’s a work of art!

  3. littledebbie4 says:

    really beautiful – love it

  4. Bonnie says:

    A beautiful wreath for any season, Heather!

  5. Pat says:

    This makes a wonderful Thanksgiving card Heather and the colours are beautiful together, so understated and elegant, and the banner tag with the twine bow finishes it perfectly. x

  6. Karen Jackson says:

    Painstaking, detailed work Heather, masquerading as simplicity. Beautiful, and so suited to being a Thanksgiving card.

  7. DebiKT says:

    I loved this stamp the moment I saw it…. and was so glad to happen upon your blog today. Your’s is beautiful. I’m toying with the idea of mass production stamping… am I crazy?

    • Heather says:

      You are definitely not crazy; I think you could mass produce this for sure. I think it is a lovely stamp and I’m planning to give it more of a Christmassy look next time.

  8. jillianfoster82 says:

    I love everything about this, Heather! Especially the way you added the sentiment! Such a special and unique finishing touch!

  9. Patt H. says:

    So beautiful, Heather! Love the tiny tag & clean simplicity of this one!


    Love your coloring – hope to give it a try!

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