Sunday, October 10, 2010

JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON

For the last couple of weeks, ALL OVER the craft blogging world, I have been seeing different versions of "Specimen" Art like these...

Jen at Tatertots & Jello created Bat Specimen Art

Jenny at Embellishing Life created Pumpkin Patch Art

I believe the original inspiration came from something being sold by Pottery Barn,
for I'm sure a ridiculous amount of money.

Well anyway, I decided I didn't want to be left out, so I jumped on the "Specimen" Art Bandwagon. The choice for my "Specimen" was based on what my Cricut cartridges had to offer. Since I only have (2) Shapes cartridges, I really only had ONE choice... a Leaf.

Here's my Oak Leaf Specimen Art
I got the frame at the Dollar Store for five bucks. It's a nice bronzey color so I thought it would look great with fall colors. Using scrapbook paper scraps, I cut (20) 1" leaves of various fall shades, and then I cut (20) 1.25" leaves out of the same black paper as my background.
I then used craft foam to act like little spacers to give a little relief to each leaf. The black leaf is elevated, and then the colored leaf on top is also elevated. I think it gives it nice dimension.


I added it to my Mantle Scape this morning.
since my husband's deer head is such a prevalent
part of our mantle, I had to include it in the decorations.
it's antlers make great hanging hooks.

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6 comments:

Melly said...

Thanks for sharing! Super Cute!!!!

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Laura@Corner House said...

Love This!

Jana said...

Very pretty. Now I'll have to make these for every season. I made a spider one for Halloween, and keep a butterfly one up most of the time. Thanks for a different twist on the idea.

Jana said...

Very pretty. Now I'll have to make these for every season. I made a spider one for Halloween, and keep a butterfly one up most of the time. Thanks for a different twist on the idea.

Lacey said...

You're right. I've seen this all over the place too. I haven't jumped on the bandwagon just yet but I recently got a cricut and a Halloween cartridge so I think I'll be making mine very soon!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Kristol, This is stunning! I love all the colors - well done! I featured this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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