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I am playing again with the team over at Frilly and Funkie and our challenge this fortnight is brought to us by our host Nancy Dynes. The theme is 'Bountiful Harvest' challenge. Nancy wants us to simply create any vintage or shabby chic project celebrating the bounty of the season in the rich hues of autumn.
I have created a very simple project - a tag with the harvest colors and leaves that I so love. I started with a jumbo manila tag and used the leaf stencil from the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil #__ set which includes that stencil. I stenciled on Distress Ink in fall colors of Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo. I also added a few white leaves stenciled on with embossing ink and Weathered White embossing powder. I used old chipboard letters from Tim Holtz to create my GIVE banner. The flags are from an old Tim Holtz die and I stamped some text onto the chipboard letters to provide a little extra interest, then sponged the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink.
Using the old Tattered Leaves die, I cut leaves from canvas and colored them with various colors of distress inks - Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door and Peeled Paint. After sponging them, I spritzed them with water to blend the inks. The Thanks tag was cut with an old Spellbinders die and stamped with another old standby Thanks stamp from Verve. I shabbied it up a bit with a snippet of gold mesh ribbon, another small snippet of crinkled seam binding and some burlap string. a tiny acorn charm finished off that element.
It still seemed to be lacking something so I added a strip of old Industrious Stickers that I altered from silver to gold tone with Alcohol Ink Gold Fixative. A tiny bronze maple leaf charm finished this piece off.
I'm sorry to say that most of the products I used have been retired. But if you want to make something similar, I'm sure you can dig around in your stash and come up with some products that you can substitute for what I have used. I know you will be able to create something wonderful!
In the meantime, I hope you will hop over to Frilly and Funkie to see all the awesome inspiration our talented designers have to offer for this challenge. There is still one week before the challenge closes. I hope you will join in the fun. You just might win a guest appearance on our blog or a winner's badge for your blog. Or you could be the randomly selected winner of a $25 gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you care to leave
The products below were used to make this tag. They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are available at 20% off list.