i was so excited to play with mighty oak for this week's papertrey ink throwback thursday. i love all of the whimsical leaf patterns included in the stamp set. and since whimsical patterns inspire me to play with whimsical colors, once again, i found myself in the mood for a rainbow.
but this time i thought i'd try a fall inspired line up. after a bit of swatching on my desk pad, i decided on terracotta tile, canyon clay, summer sunrise, simply chartreuse, ocean tides, enchanted evening, and autumn rose, with weathervane as my neutral. all slightly deeper versions of my typical rainbow and i have to say i love the results!
with three die cut and stamped leaves per color, i decided to place them in loose rainbow order from one side of the tree to the other, tilted this way and that right on the branches rather than fill the cover plate with them. each leaf is adhered to the tree on one side of the leaf, and then bent up for added dimension on the other. i also kept the tree itself white so that the rainbow of colorful leaves could take center stage.
i love a burst of color and this autumn rainbow of leaves did not disappoint - my kind of fall! i guess i'm finally having to face the facts that it is actually here - although i'm still waiting for the temps to reflect this. meanwhile my cards can! if you haven't already, be sure to check out a couple more throwback looks by lizzie and laurie, both linked on the papertrey ink blog...