Thursday 8 September 2011

Autumn harvest

It's challenge time on Tando Creative and this month's theme is Rustic Charm. There's a prize on offer - the winner can choose from this fab list!

I cut one end off a large journaling block and inked it in green. The rest of the block is inked in two shades of blue with a torn paper "cloud" template. I turned the green piece around and stuck it down as the ground for the tree to sprout from.

The twigs are gathered from my garden and tied with raffia at the base. Stamped apples and a tag hanging from a branch finish off the tree and the whole thing is finished with a "rusty wire" hanging loop. Always keen to make use of what I already have rather than buy new supplies, I used florist wire coated with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder to make the rusted wire.

Large journaling block (Tando Creative)
Autumn Harvest and School Primer stamp sets (both CHF, retired)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Copic markers
Natural raffia
Tags Trio dies by Spellbinder
Florist Wire
Distress embossing powder (Vintage Photo)

Rustic charm is perfect for autumn projects - why not check out the details of the challenge here and come join us to be in with a chance of winning the prize!

Thanks for stopping by!


Paula Whittaker said...

very clever creation and so was your Craft Stamper piece too!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous, must look wonderful hanging in a country style kitchen. XOXO Zoe

Caroline said...

How fab is that! Its lovely Joanne...x

Kaz said...

This is wonderful Joanne, such a great idea with the wire too xx

Traceyr said...

Beautiful Joanne :)

Alison said...

Gorgeous rustic art Joanne! I love how you made the rusty wire & the blue clouds on the background. Congrats on your fab piece in the Craft Stamper too xx

salamanda said...

Beautiful rustic piece with stunning colour combo and using up what you have is perfect.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely,

Lucy x

Carol Plume said...

what a fab piece Joanne...loving those colours xx

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