Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Harvest Maid

Hello again and welcome back for my weekly Monday post for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  This week, the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is Numbers.  This was a challenge for me.  I just couldn't think of a project that I was satisfied with.  Nothing seemed worthy of the talent on this design team.  I just vascillated all week on what I should do and nothing really zinged me.  I finally settled on a tag with a numbers base.  I dragged out every single Tim Holtz Texture Fade I owned and ran them through with plain white cardstock.  Then I clipped out all the numbers portions and patchworked them together.  I sewed them with a zig-zag stitch and after being hit with several colors of distress ink, most heavily Vintage Photo, that became the basis for my tag. 

Continuing on with my recent harvest theme, I added a vintage September calendar with a scripture verse "Your labor is not in vain in the Lord".   I closely trimmed a vintage harvest girl with what looks like a sheaf of wheat on her back and a sickle on her arm.  I made three flowers which I dyed with Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks.  They were also spritzed with a mixture of water, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and two drops of Vintage Photo reinker.  IRL, they have a gorgeous shimmer.  I cut a flourish with a die and attemped to create a string of gold pearls with gold Liquid Pearl.  They sort of smeared so I took my finger and rubbed them in, coating the entire flourish with gold Liquid Pearl.  I rationalized that with the thought that it looks more grungy that way.  I also dyed the seam binding with Rusty Hinge to match the flowers. 

For a quick and easy project this week, I was really happy with the way it turned out.  What do you think?  I'm not sure what to do with it, but it makes for a pretty piece of eye candy. 

Okay, enough about my project.  Hop on over to the other teammies blogs because their projects are 10xcooler than mine. 

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Katie Davis - Chantilly Rose
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe 

I can't wait to see your Numbers project over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week.  Thanks for stopping by and for your generous comments.

Blessings & hugs,


Margreet said...

Oh Linda........this is soooo it......cannot imagine that the creations of your teamies can be equal!
xxx Margreet

Sian said...

Beautiful creation, the colours are gorgeous and love the flowers.

Irene said...

Morning Linda

What a fabulous tag, it's just gorgeous. Fabulous Autumnal colours
just perfect.


Lynne Forsythe said...

I'm telling....those flowers are JUST GORGEOUS!!! what are they made out of....water color paper or what???

and the tag AIN'T too SHABBY either!

Lynne Forsythe said...

I'm telling....those flowers are JUST GORGEOUS!!! what are they made out of....water color paper or what???

and the tag AIN'T too SHABBY either!

Juls said...

wow this is just the most fabulous creation! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Suzi Mac said...

Wow!! Linda, I missed this creation hun, I was working over the weekend. it's stunning. Here's the link for the sentiment.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Suzi x

Christine said...

This is incredible Linda!

Beverly G said...

Well, I looked at all the others and I saw a couple that were pretty good, but you're still the tops with me. Another beauty!

helencreaty1 said...

beatiful tag,I love the vintage style,. it looks wawww, i ve become a foloower, i LOVE YOUR CREATIONS =)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Linda, this is brilliant. You are so creative it boggles my mind sometimes.

I would use it as a bit of autumn decoration in my house - perhaps hanging from a door knob or on a little easel.


ellepaulette said...

Oh my! This is soooo lovely!! I really love it all the details you put in it!!

Terry said...

Hiya Linda, just love it your tag is absolutely georgous and I don't get that you have had troubles with it. cause it is absolutely AMAZING. Fab colors and the flowerssss wohoooooozersss.
Hugs Terry xxxx

Annika said...

Quick and easy??? Try fabulous, intricate and detailed!!!! How cool is that stitched tag! And those handmade flowers ROCK!
Still can't do a shabby bow like yours. :( And I HAVE tried!! Sulking now.

cheryl said...

oh wow this is totally amazing the coulrs the design the detail wow hugs cheryl xxxxx

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous! love all your wonderful elements Linda!
hugs & blessings!

Justine said...

This is so creative Linda, love how you incorporated your numbers!!! Let me know when your birthday card arrives down south!!! Hey I am going to be passing through on my way to Antigua the last week of Oct. We are also coming to Miami for my hubs to race the motorcycle , Dec 3!!! Maybe we can actually meet. Hugz

email: said...

Linda, how BEAUTIFUL, I love the flowers and the way the flourish extends out from the tag!

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Marlis said...

Oh, wunderschön !!!
Liebe Grüße Marlis

HappyCrafter said...

WOW! Talk about creative, just love what you did with the numbers for the background!! As for what to do with it, I'd give it with a little gift (book?) for someone working hard and going through a rough patch, with that sentiment it is very encouraging.

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