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.
I'm link up here. Go check them out to see all the other great ideas!!
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