This pillow resides in our living room. You know how they say "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"? Well, in our case that would the "the acorn."
I have a dilemma to consider - our lovely pin oak is dying and has recently suffered storm damage breaking a lot of the limbs. HWNSNBP would like to have it taken down. I am torn about that as I realize that it has become dangerous and will continue to drop limbs. But I love that tree - it's shape, the way it looks draped with snow, the way the chipmunk climbs up that trunk to gather acorns in the fall. The shade it provides is a big plus also. So what to do? Think on it some more for now.
Earlier this fall I picked up a new Memory Box die. It's an acorn and it's cap. I kind of went crazy with the scrap box and pulled out a lot of the fall colors to make lot's of acorns. Then I stamped them with one of the stamps from Tiny Tags in VersaMark ink. Gluing the caps on was tedious but I really like the way that they came out.
I have wanted to do one of the "specimen" projects that have been seen around the internet but I didn't necessarily want to use butterflies, bats, or flowers so this acorn is a nice diversion from those things.
The frame comes from Michael's and was a bargain at $1.00. I took my Crumb Cake ink pad and did the direct to paper technique right onto the wood. It's rustic looking for sure. The leaves are from French Foliage - stamped on Very Vanilla cs using markers to match the colors of the acorns. Each of the acorns is popped up on dimensionals on the Very Vanilla background.