After a busy PaperArtsy start to the week, there's a more relaxed vibe here at Words and Pictures today.
I'm sharing a hanging combining some of the recent Artistic Outpost releases: the wonderful Hayride set, Chalkboard Wisdom and Chalk It Up. The weather seems to have taken a turn for the wetter and colder, but I'm holding on to those last days of autumn sunshine in my crafting at least.
I started with a piece of cream mountboard, inking it up with Distress Inks, and then stamping the images in Archival ink.
The large frame is from the Chalk It Up plate, and seemed the perfect home for the Hayride boy.
The boy is stamped in Sepia, the frame is stamped in Potting Soil, and for the sentiment I applied both inks for a shaded look.
The vine holds its position as one of my new favourite stamps to use - just love these twining leaves.
I added some of my rusted embellishments - washers straight from the DIY store and some little resin roses - from a couple of months back.
The corrugated card in the background has had a rough coat of gesso, and then some Distress Ink daubed onto it. And finally I clear-embossed it for a glossy wet look.
A couple of eyelets (with a quick dab of paint to make them tone in), some rustic twine, and we're all set.
Thank you for stopping by today, and for all your amazing feedback on this week's creations.
It seems to be taking a while to recover from the last couple of months of frenzied activity, but I'm slowly working my way back to feeling a bit more human. A few more early nights, and a bit more time at the craft table, and I'll get there. Happy Crafting all!
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
If you're too busy to laugh, you are too busy.
Laughter is an instant vacation.