Fall Foliage Wreath – Alison Markham

Fall Foliage Wreath
1. Cut a piece of white mixed media card to 5.75 inches square. Create a background by applying distress oxide in squeezed lemonade, bundled sage, candied apple and spiced marmalade direct to the card. Spray generously with water. Allow the inks to run and merge. Dry with a heat gun or leave to dry over night.
2. Using Mama Makes mixed media crackle, small script, and map stamps add interest to the background using the same inks as the background.
3. Using Tonic’s Hexagon layering dies cut the second largest out of white card and the third smallest out of a post-it note (ensure one edge overlaps the glue strip). Place the post-it hexagon in the centre of the white hexagon. This will act as a mask.
4. Stamp the two flowers and acorn on the glue strip of a post-it and cut out to create masks.
5. Randomly stamp the two flowers and acorn around the hexagon using spiced marmalade and squeezed lemonade and vintage photo oxides.
6. Place the masks on two of the flowers and one acorn and stamp your chosen leaves in bundled sage, spiced marmalade and candied apple oxides. Moving the masks as you move around the Hexagon. When satisfied use a waterbrush to carefully pull some ink from the stamped images to colour the images.
7. Remove the hexagon mask. Choose a sentiment from Mama Makes Hexagon Heaven stamp set and stamp centrally in the blank space. Frame with the largest stitched hexagon.
8. Use a dauber to rub squeezed lemonade oxide around the edge of the topper.
9. Cut a piece of grey/brown card to 6 inches square, also cut the largest hexagon die out of the same colour. Mat and layer on to a 7 inch square card with the background and topper.
10. Add the word and leaves from Creative Embellishments and some pearls to finish the card.