The pinecone ornament reminded me of our recent trip to Northern Arizona. Our cottage was surrounded by big pine trees that were loaded down with pinecones. So many had already fallen to the ground and yet the branches still had many more clumped together on the branches.
I thought the inspiration was suitable for the Color Challenge and a Christmas theme. I pulled out a long retired stamp set that has not seen ink in a while. Then I stamped pine boughs & pinecones in the corner and stamped a newer Christmas sentiment in the open area. Blended some green and cinnamon ink over the images. Die-cut the panel into a stitched rectangle and layered on red. Embossed a strip of cinnamon cardstock. Put it all together and added a woven statin red bow. After I took the photo, I add just a touch of Wink of Stella on the pinecones.
Excellent challenges to inspire the creativity. Thanks to the hostesses and thank YOU for looking!
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021 GMT Views: 1328