Albert Camus put it right: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
With fall's arrival, the kids are back to school, and I have time to play with new materials and techniques. One item I wanted to change for a long time is a 12x12 wooden frame, that is hanging in our entrance area (the "before" image below). As much as I like it, I felt that I wanted to change the frame's content to match the seasons. So, that was the first item I changed up after a very long summer break with absolutely NO crafting!
I die-cut the leaves with Stampin'UP!'s die, stamped them with all sorts of stamps and inks, distressed them, crumbled them up and affixed them with dimensionals, just at one tip, so they would have even more dimension, and I wanted them to spill out of the frame.
I used an old shipping box as a background, tore away a little of the smooth top layer to expose some of the riffles which I distressed with white inky fingers. The pheasant feathers shine in all fall colors imaginable.
Thank you so much for looking!