Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Autumn Harvest

CHF have teamed up with Gingersnap Creations this month for an October full of challenges! For the full month we'll be throwing the spotlight on natural materials in our creations alongside the weekly themes.

The first challenge of the month is always the Chestnut Theme challenge and this month's theme is, appropriately, harvest.

I stamped the Saturday Evening Post Fall Harvest image and then coloured and cropped out just the lower portion of it (I dithered about this as I absolutely love the sweetcorn that's hanging at top right of the image but I had a landscape orientation fixed in my head for some reason so they had to go!).

I used burlap ribbon and raffia as my natural materials - the burlap came from a Christmas wreath a couple of years back. I entrusted the job of buying one to DH and he came back with a very upscale affair with dried seed heads and walnuts and stuff in amongst the evergreens - a big burlap bow finished it off so I "salvaged" that as soon as the Christmas decorations came down!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Fall Harvest (Saturday Evening Post line)
Sentiment from Fall Harvest set (All Things Considered line)

Simply Smooth
Textured watercolour for card base

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)


Copic markers

Burlap ribbon
Vintage button
Sewing machine and thread

Gingersnap is a fun challenge blog with an emphasis on "no stress" and any kind of papercrafting goes so whether you're into cards, scrapbooking, altered art, inchies, ATCs, moos or whatever, why not play along and get into the harvest spirit?

Thanks for dropping by today, hope you enjoyed the card!


Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful the hessian addition.....:)

Heavenly Anarchist said...

very pretty.

Svvaly said...

Magnfique ta card, j'adore ton style de scrap.
Merci pour ta visite sur mon blog.


Karen said...

oooo Joanne...this is amazing!!! I love the burlap background XXX

Kaz said...

That's a gorgeous card Joanne. PLease can you do a rubbish one so I can change what I put in your comment box LMAO!!!


Lucy Edmondson said...

I love the burlap, too!

Lucy x

Unknown said...

The hessian is fabulous .... another super card!

Hearts Turned said...

Gorgeous, Joanne! What a great idea to use burlap with that image--perfect! I hate cutting off parts of an image, too--kinda hurts, doesn't it? But it payed off--beautiful card!

Carol Plume said...

lol at kaz - whats she like??

Gorgeous card Joanne, love the background and that pumpkin looks so real, just like its going to jump off the page.


CLARE said...

Gorgeous stamped image - love how you have coloured the pumpkin

Hazel said...

A lovely harvest card. I dropped by Gingersnap a while ago and saw the challenge x

Kathy said...

wow, this is little work of art, Joanne. Lovely image, fab texture and great colours

tracy said...

LOL @ kaz.
it's beautiful joanne :)

Michelle Forrest said...

WOW! this is gorgeous! Love the burlap layer!

Anonymous said...

I love the texture that the burlap gives to this :)

Lorraine said...

like this harvest piece..will have to check out this challenge site..thanks for visiting my blog today