One of the things I love at the autumn is definitely all the beautiful and bountiful harvest baskets that are decorating the grocery store by us in the corner. (I think the owner has a real touch for it.) Over at Vintage Journey challenge #18 is Bountiful harvest. I was inspired by one of these baskets that are full with different kinds of nuts and of course by Tim Holtz’s distress techniques . So here is my take on a passe partout:
My background was made from an old book page collage with some cord and wrinkled tissue paper for texture.
As I wanted to have a peeled paint effect, so I applied randomly texture paste and I coloured it with broken china distress ink. Then I applied a second layer of texture paste randomly and I added this time faded jeans as a colour. The edges I distressed with walnut stains. Finally I misted the surface with water to get a painted effect.
I used Sizzix framelits acorn blueprints to stamp and die cut my acorn. I coloured the pieces with distress inks. I used foam tape to assemble my acorn and to create a 3D effect.
I used layered leaves die to cut some leaves from a water-colour paper that I coloured with distress stain sprays. I embossed my leaves with distress embossing powder. I used Alphanumeric die to cut my text from stripes that were coloured with distress stain sprays. Finally I added some bards to my blueprint.
I love watching the greens turning into orange and finally to brown, it gives always that bountiful autumn feeling.