Hi everyone! A few more hours ’til TGIF! For some, it’s already Friday! Hip, hip, hooray! I was just playing around at my craft table today and decided to make something a little different. It could be made into a greeting card, but I decided it was going to be an ornament. I haven’t figured out how it’s to be mailed/posted yet, but then again, I don’t know who I am going to send it to, either!
You may have heard the saying (in the USA, anyway) that everything’s bigger in Texas?! It’s absolutely true! My neighbors have this beautiful oak tree in their yard, and it yields the biggest, fattest acorns I have ever laid eyes on! I marched right over there and asked, politely, if I could gather them, because surely they could be used in something “crafty.” I have a huge zip-top bag full of them!! Yay me!
So, in following along with the MFW challenge “All That Glitters is Gold,” I rolled one in Versamark and fine gold embossing powder and voila……a beautiful, golden, Texas-size acorn! OK, now what am I going to do with this beautiful acorn? Then I thought back, way back, when I lived in Massachusetts (fall is extraordinary there), and my son was in 1st grade. His class put on a little concert for their parents, and one of the songs they sang was, “Tall Oaks, from Little Acorns, Grow.” At least that’s how I remember it! It was a sweet song sung by little first graders….lump in my throat…..moving on……..
I added a little eye hook and some burlap twine to spiff it up and hung it from my computer-generated and die-cut card front. Using “Delight” paperclay and mixing in some Rangers “walnut” distress stain, I rolled out, woodgrain background stamped, and cut out a trunk shape of an oak tree with a few inked and punched oak leaves as embellishments. So anyway, here is my card and thanks for reading all my babble…..after a while I think I would sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher…..WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH!!
Stay tuned for another creation…..till then……Ta-Ta!