Nothing sprang immediately to mind when I read that this week's letter on the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge was the letter O. So out came the dictionary and I hadn't run my finger far down the word list when "oak" leapt from the page. For me, the magnificent oak tree epitomes the English countryside. So oak it is.
I was lucky enough to attend a Lin Brown workshop a couple of weeks (a fabulous day out), so I used a technique learnt there for my background. I should have used a darker colour for my stamping - there are leaves there, honestly but they've rather disappeared below my wash of Fresco paint - and it was virgin stamp. If you haven't read my previous entries for this challenge you won't know I have been trying to use a previously uninked stamp each week. The metal foil leaf is stuck down flat on the canvas backing but I curved the acorn to give it a 3d look.
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Nougat, Smoked Paprika, Limelight
Black acrylic paint
Archival Jet Black ink
Leaf - PaperArtsy Eclectica by Lin Brown ELB01
Letters - Studio g Alphabet Stamp Set, Series4
Leaf - Tim Holt Tattered Leaves die
Acorn - Sizzlits die
Spellbinders metal foil
Dictionary definition - computer generated - Aria Script SSi