Did you see this downright amazing new illustration from Marcy on Wednesday? Be still my heart! If you haven’t, let me clue you in. It’s called Olive and Oak and it’s so beautifully done! I just love the combination of the oak leaves, acorns, olive leaves and the olives. The symbolism is so significant on this set too - with the oaks symbolizing strength and the olives symbolizing peace. I think it will be amazing for all types of cards, and not just in autumn either.
I just loved colouring this one up bringing life to the elements. I honestly used SO many Copics to colour that I didn’t take a photograph of them. Can you see the one leaf that’s more silvery? When you flip olive leaves over they often have this silvery colour to the backside, and I wanted to capture that in the design too.
I inset the design using the stitched square die to both cut the main image and also set it into the green layer.
I really loved playing around with my embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil to create the background coppery layer of the design, finishing it off with gold metallic sequins.
Here’s the team showing off this design today!
Christine Okken (you are here)