Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Harvest home

The Canadians have just celebrated Thanksgiving and the Americans are running up to their celebration which kind of had me wondering - why don't we do this in the UK? I know we have harvest festival services in churches and schools still but we don't really have a national day of celebration do we? Odd!

Anyway, the thing that got me thinking about this was this gorgeous new image from the Saturday Evening Post line at Cornish Heritage Farms. It's set for release next Tuesday (28th October) and as soon as I saw it I said "I think I'm in love!". I coloured this one with pencils but I've done a couple of others too with watercolours and markers and it's an absolute joy to colour with all of them!

I thought a notebook would be a great way to enjoy this image for a bit longer than a card. I removed the covers by gently prising open the spine and made some new, sturdier ones from some chipboard using the originals as a guide to punch the holes. The burlap background stamp was used on the inside of the covers too so the texture carries over.

Stamps (all Cornish Heritage Farms):
Autumn Harvest (Saturday Evening Post line - due for release 28th October 2008)
Burlap backgrounder
Live-Laugh-Love (Rummage Bin line)

Paper: Suede Brown Medium (Prism) and smooth white, chipboard for covers

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)

Prismacolor pencils/OMS/stump
Wire bound notebook
Cropodile to make holes through covers

Thanks for visiting today, hope your day is a good one!


Karen said...

What a lovely stamp Joanne! You are quite right to make a notebook with it so that you can admire it all the time. X

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I saw this IRL and its gorgeous.....x

Kaz said...

That's an amazing stamp Joanne and it looks fab as a notebook front.

Janice said...

Gorgeous notebook, the burlap stamp is great - hmmm I haven't got that one. It may just be too long since the Vikings landed in Northumbria to celebrate and I don't think the locals had much to celebrate - ha ha ha!

They do have Uphelia (sp) in Shetland.

Gez Butterworth said...

Lovely notebook Joanne. We are pumpkin mad in our house. I just love that little stalk sticking out of the top of the pumpkin, how it wiggles instead of being straight!!
It makes it look almost 3D.

Kathy said...

This notebook is just gorgeous, Joanne

Fab stamp and beautiful colours

Darlene said...

This is such a gorgeous image Joanne ... the notebook was an excellent idea ... and your coloring is exquisite!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your cover, gives me an idea. Years ago a friend sent me a book entitles " Writing my Own CookBook" and the pages were all blank. Of course I have put my favourite recipes in it and it is full. So my idea is to make another one for myself. Thanks for the idea. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Lisa Silver said...

Your coloring is so subtle and lovely! Gorgeous, Joanne!

Anonymous said...

OHHHHHHHH this stamp is soooo nice!!I love how you made the lovely notebook with it, and using the burlap background,is just perfect!!!I just bought a notebook yesterday..hmm what a nice project for me to make for ME,lol...You did a great job with this..I really love fall things and this stamp is top of the line gorjus!TFS