Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Fall Harvest

It is time for a new two-week challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time we want you to make vintage or shabby chic projects that depict HARVEST or THANKSGIVING.

I was away for a week and when I got back I had a pile of catch-up to do on my Son-in-Law's books along with a couple of sessions looking after my Grandchildren so I have to admit I rushed my card and being my own worst critic, I am not really happy with it but it does speak to the bounties of a fall harvest.  While we didn't pick our own apples, we did pick up a couple of large bags for eating and cooking and wow are they yummy at this time of year.

I started with a piece of  Bazzill card stock for the card blank and then worked on the background.  I used a baby wipe to paint a piece of white card stock with Guacamole, Hey Pesto & Green Olives chalk acrylics by Fresco Finish.  Then I took a sea sponge and dabbed on a bit of Blood Orange Fresco Finish here and there. I then stamped some leaves from a Just Right stamp set using Coffee Archival ink.  Next I used some black Archival ink to stencil the honeycomb pattern.  Finally it was distressed and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

The lovely lady gathering apples is an image that I found online at Abduzeedo and I have mounted her on some burlap.  I cut the leaves with metal foil using the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die.  Then I embossed them with the Victoria embossing folder from Cuttlebug and coloured them with some Ranger Alcohol inks.

The large flower has been cut from a coffee filter using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and then dyed using Wild Honey Distress Ink.  A brad from Making Memories was used for the centre.  I made the stick pin myself and then put the fruit and floral spray together with little apples and the sunflower (if that is what it is supposed to be) that have been in my stash for eons along with roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The gorgeous brown pleated ribbon is from May Arts and came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique along with the stunning metal piece to which I added some gems from Dollarama.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenge:

Cuttin and Stampin Challenges  - Autumn Harvest

The following items were purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique - a super place to shop with fabulous prices and great customer service.


  1. This is a lovely card Cec. It sums up the theme perfectly and I adore that flourish of fruit and flowers. Jenny x

  2. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  3. Beautiful layout and card. Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Autumn Harvest Challenge.

  4. Just catching up Cec...a beautiful card!!! I love the unexpected touches of chicken wire background and that metal embellishment is perfectly used...beautiful effect all 'round!!


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