It grew out of my tag set from release day, but this time I wanted to use the stamps to frame something a bit more substantial. As usual, the new stamps mix and match beautifully with other AO sets, and the lovely image of the barn from the Home plate seemed like the perfect complement to the autumnal gatherings from Hayride.
The central panel is a piece of cream mountboard, inked up with Distress Inks to create a warm fall feeling.
I added some repeat stampings of the fabulous vine image to create a frame.
Then, with the masks still in place, I stamped the barn in Sepia.
I added the little song lyric, also from the Home set, trying to place it just along the top of the frame.
There are various paint layers in there: Pumpkin Soup (an obvious choice, with a name like that), Spiced Paprika and French Roast Fresco paints, as well as some DecoArt Quinacridone Red and Gold.
And finally I selected some more of my rusted bits and pieces to give a bit of a dimensional lift to the piece.
It's strung up on good old rustic twine, and the eyelets got smeared with leftover paint colours from the brushes I'd been using.
So that's my autumnal harvest hanging for you today; hope it's tickled your creative tastebuds.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I can't promise a return visit immediately, but I will be catching up soon.
Autumn is the bite of the harvest apple.
Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined, and spreads a common feast for all that live.
Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
I'd like to enter this in the following:
At Frilly and Funkie they're inviting us to Eat, Drink and Be Merry... well, with apples, pumpkins and grape vines, not to mention those delicious-sounding paint colours - Pumpkin Soup, Spiced Paprika and French Roast - I hope this is enough of a feast
At the Vintage Stamping Challenge they would like to see Anything From Your Garden - that would be the apples. We have an absolutely laden apple tree, but will sadly be leaving the fruit for the buyers to benefit from - no time for apple-picking round here at the moment
And at the Fashionable Stamping Challenge, they're looking for Autumn Colours