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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Barnstorming!

Hello everyone!  I'm here to share a little hanging with you today using some of the stamps from the fabulous new Artistic Outpost plate Hayride.


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.













Once I'd stamped the pumpkins and the apple basket in Potting Soil, I cut masks for each of them and used the haybale image from Hayride to create the rough earthy texture underneath the harvest offerings.











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.
The background frame is my favourite corrugated card, painted and embossed using layers of Antiquities Rust powder and Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress embossing powders.

 
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.
Christina Petrowsky

Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined, and spreads a common feast for all that live.
James Thomson

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
Jane Austen


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

72 comments:

Marci said...

I like how you have woven the little vine in and around.

barbarayaya62 said...

A really beautiful interpretation of the mood of autumn! I love the corrugated cardboard and how you worked! Wonderful! BArbarayaya

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Its an amazing creation! loved it! colors, stamping, and especially rusted embellishments :-)

Helen said...

I love the rusty background, but the main focus image is stunning.

inkypinkycraft said...

Love that vine stamp! Lvethe rich rusted background you have created ,it looks fab...sending hugs trace x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Another gorgeous project!! I really love it , especially the colours and the special use of your stamps!!!Thanks for giving us a good look how to do it!!

GREETINGS
MARIA

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous layering of the stamps and beautiful blended colours together which create that autumnal feel as does all the rusting you have included. A beautiful project Alison.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Annie said...

Fabulous colours Alison. Love the dark roast of the corrugated card and the wonderful stamped images.

Fab hanging

Crafty hugs Annie x

May said...

Gorgeous harvest hanging Alison...The texture on the corrugated card is amazing...The stamping is fabulous..Great blending of colours too..Love it! Hugs May x x x

Amanda said...

This captures autumn brilliantly with some fabulous stamping and textures.
Love
Amanda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, love this piece Alison, glorious autumnal colours, stunning stamping and that rusted corrugated card is spectacular and just the perfect frame for it all, specially in combination with the other rusty bits!!

Von said...

Wonderful stamping Alison and true vintage feel about the whole hanging :)
Von ♥

Chrissy said...

Beautiful rustic charm Alison..love the colours and image, and the corrugated background is fantastic..fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Neet said...

As soon as I saw this on the Bloglovin roll I knew I wanted to investigate and it was you! Lovely. Just so warm and inviting - you have managed the colouring superbly.
Hugs Neet xx

Redanne said...

Hi Alison, I have to keep going back to look at that fantastic rusted corrugated card, it really does look like the rusted tin roof we had on our farm way back in the old days! It really is fabulous - love the autumnal colours, those pumpkins in particular, are delightful. A truly stunning piece Alison, now my favourite of your amazing work.... Hugs, Anne x

die amelie said...

Cooool! That rusted corrugated card looks fantastic, Alison!

And I love the warm colours! The embellishing with rusted hardware is so lovely! A fab make!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Julia said...

Very Autumnal. I really like the rusty effect on the corrugated card and the images are lovely. Great work! Julia x

cathylynn said...

Great combination of gorgeous stamps in various colors. I totally love the rustic frame! Another fabulous creation Alison!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

cathylynn said...

Great combination of gorgeous stamps in various colors. I totally love the rustic frame! Another fabulous creation Alison!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paper Profusion said...

This looks such a gorgeous place to call to and stay awhile! Beautifully stamped and masked Alison with those stunning honeyed hues. What takes it out of the ballpark (imho) is the TERRIFIC rusted background and all those fabby rusted findings. Utterly captivating. Nicola x

Lainie Frost said...

Alison, another bee-U-tee-ful creation!!!!! It makes me love autumn even more here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!! Our leaves are already starting to change colour!!

Thanks for sharing!!!


Lorraine
;o)

Smile_Art said...

impressive background and sooo lovely stamping! :)

Sandy said...

Wow Alison!! Of all your makes, and there have been many, this is my very favorite. I love the rusted metal feel you gave to the corrugated card board. Your whole make feels like the wonderful mountains of North Carolina!!
Sandy

Dorthe said...

Alison,- first thank you so much for your dear comment on fb.. sweet friend..

This is a gorgeous hanger,- wow, the corrugated cardboard...what a magic look you achieved.And that old farmhouse background with the rusted pieces are wonderful!!
Hugs, Dorthe

Julie Ann Lee said...

Autumn has always been my favourite season - my own birthday and that of both my children fall at this time! This such a beautiful evocation of the season - the corrugated card works brilliantly and all the rusty bits are a great addition. These are wonderful colours - I love Pumpkin Soup and Smoked Paprika so much - they are so made for each other! I love that Austen quote you give at the end of the post. Julie Ann xx

Claire said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous - love the warm autumnal colour palette and that rust effect is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at VSC and FSC this time
Claire xx

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful rustic hanging Alison, great stamping and colourings, hugs Annette x

Deborah said...

A wonderful golden glow - and I'm totally in love with your rusted corrugated background.

Bärbel said...

Angesichts dieses wunderbaren Projektes fehlen mir die Worte, liebe Alison, so begeistert bin ich von Gestaltung, Farben, Stempeln und dem rostigen Effekt, es ist großartig!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous piece of art. Love the use of all the embossing powder. Great look.

Lisa M said...

Your Autumn offering is sensational!! The faux rust.....incredible. Definitely inspiring my friend.
hugs,
Lisa x

Sue C said...

Beautiful hanging Alison, love the rusted cardboard and the colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Absolutely gorgeous project. The autumn colours, are so rich and seem to glow. Fantastic stamps and design,
Have enjoyed reading through your posts I missed, all so inspirational.
Yvonne
p.s. With my FSC hat on thank you for joining us this time.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Comfort.
That word springs to mind as there is a gorgeous sense of comfort oozing from this mini hanging.
I really do love those stamps and the way you handled the inks is exquisite.
Alison, the rusting powder you use I am right in saying you need to use vinegar to activate it? I've used Crafty Notions Rusting Powder from when I received it as a DT product back when The Altered Element was trading but I sure would be happy if there was a product which did not need vinegar to activate it, especially as I do my rusting outdoors which is not the best of ideas during winter days!
Wishes
Lynne

House of Bears said...

Oh how lovely, that really does make us feel all autumnal and cosy, it's wonderful

Terry said...

Stunning, Alison! Love the rustic feeling of the corrugated cardboard and the masking of the pumpkins and apples. Wonderful Autumn hanging! Hugs!

Margaret said...

I absolutely love the corrugated piece! I would swear you used a piece of rusted tin roofing... Another beautiful piece!

Anita Houston said...

So country and so Autumn fabulous! Love the rusty corrugated base...awesome!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Seriously love this piece. The rusty corrugated background is genius!!! Sets off the stamping so well. Gorgeous vines around the edges. The song "Country Roads" is one of my favorites and I grew up in a county that held and Apple Festival each September. No wonder I am drawn to hanging:) -- Mary Elizabeth

Kate said...

So rusty and vintage! I just love the warm colors you have chosen. A lovely use of these stamps.
Kate

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful Autumn project. I adore that technique you used to rust the corrugated paper. It's pretty awesome.

Linda S. said...

My, your corregated, rusty card is receiving lots of rave reviews, and rightly so. It is just outstanding, and photographs beautifully. I live out in the country in the state of Nebraska. Just today on my way into town, I had to slow down to allow for the first of the local corn harvest. Your beautiful hanging just reminds me of the rest of my day.

Nan G said...

Love the rusted corrugated! Fabulously stamped and layered piece, butterfly. Makes one feel Fall in the air, even tho we were 93 today. Ah Fall in the South. :)

brenda said...

Just stunning Alison, such clever inking gives the impression of a light shining on the Homestead.

Thank you so much sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous Autumn piece Alison - I love that combination of colours and your layered stamping is just exquisite. You are making me more and more want those stamps!!!!!

Gio said...

Such warm colours and still a delicate piece , Alison. The rusty parts are my faves and the perfect finish!

isisimaginings.com said...

Hello Alison, this is such a gorgeous piece & perfect for Autumn. Thank you very much for leaving a comment on my September tag. It reminded me that I had forgotten to sign up for emails of your blog posts so I have now done so.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How lovely, that rust embossing powder is so cool, I had not seen that before GF!!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Alison, I love the rustic feel and the way it looks like the sun is rising over your farm house. Just beautiful xx

Hettie said...

Gosh Alison this is beautiful>Love that vne you have used.
Perfick
xx

Kelly Neis said...

I love your stamps and how you aged and rusted this piece! Very authentic and gorgeous colors! We have several apple trees, so relish! My 5 year old cannot reach them anymore so he got a bucket and my hubby's hand saw and sawed off branches until he got his apple! We were horrified first seeing the saw but laughing at the whole incident. Those are good apples.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Kelly

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous project, love all the rust !

xxx Ellie xxx

Buttons said...

I can feel the warmth of the setting autumnal sun from here Alison. The depth of colour is wonderful and the addition of the 'rusted' corrugated background and flowers/cogs really sets off the panel perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

Chris said...

What a wonderful piece of art Alison and I look the old Americana look. Gorgeous stamping and colour and I love the rusty background too. Chris xx

Julie Short said...

Nobody does rust as well as you Alison!!! Brilliant piece!

Shirley Chillman said...

Isn't it great how we all see things differently Alison. Your make reminds me of a very early morning scene with the mists slowly rising and beginning to clear with the hint of a beautiful day to come.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Dianne said...

Hello you fabulous woman, for sure this is my FAVORITE creation you have made and you have made so many incredible things, all that rustiness is GORGEOUSSSSSS, EXCELLENT showcasing of those stamps, the scene you created is really breath taking, the colors are a fiesta of fall, your brilliant, thanks for sharing...

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Alison! This is just breathtaking. I would love to learn how to make rusty corrugated cardboard! Thank you so much for joining us at FSC!

Coco said...

The stamps are beautiful, but more than all you give them a fabulous frame!... I love all on it, and your set of rusted roses and metal rings is totally gorgeous (but ALL is gorgeous !). Hugs, Coco xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Alison! Love the rustic look and the warm autumn feel that you have created!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just fabulous in every way, Alison; i adore it. I particularly love the rusted corrugated card background,

Lucy x

Anna-Karin said...

Love this Alison! The treatment of the corrugated card is super cool. Fabulous stamping!

Marjie Kemper said...

So rich! That corrugated cardboard looks like a million bucks... love it!

Shirley Chillman said...

How late am I Alison on leaving my comment from VSC. Slap my wrists. Anyway it still reminds me of an early morning scene and I still love it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Alison. What a wonderful warm glow you have created! The whole piece radiates a warm, inviting feel to it. I think you would've gained a lot of pleasure from this as it evolved.
Thankyou for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Fliss said...

Guess who's still playing catch up!
An absolute stunner with amazing texture Alison. Gorgeous colours and love the corrugated background. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Fliss xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, just catching up and what a fabulous hanging. Love the subtle stamping of those wonderful images against the rusted background
Thanks for sharing at FSC.
Avril xx

Lisa S. said...

I've scrolled down to this post and my mind has been blown by the array of amazing projects by you Alison. I sorely miss my timely visits but so happy to see you light is shining brighter than ever. Hugs

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous, I am so loving this, a real autumn feel and the stamps you uses are lush. And wow wow the corrugated card background is amazing, I love it. Hugs Kezzy :-) xxxxxx

Nan G said...

Such rusty goodness! Wonderful autumnal offering, butterfly. Hope the move is going smoothly. Hugs

Renee said...

What lovely autumn colors, Alison! This is really beautiful, love the rustic rustiness.

siljanskreativeck said...

Ich fall um, Alison!
Das ist sowas von genial!!!
Der rostige Hintergrund sieht sooo klasse aus und passt auch perfekt zum Motiv!!