Friday, September 20, 2013

Harvest Home

Friday again and time for another Daring Cardmakers challenge.
 Although in some parts of the world Spring is now on it's way, over in this bit we're at 
the end of Summer and heading for Autumn. 
But not before we give thanks for all the Summer produce with our own
        Harvest Festival
 We'd love to see your Harvest inspired creations this week, so please get crafty and join us as we celebrate the  "Season of Mists and Mellow fruitfulness"

I used to love Harvest Festival when I was little.  All the Sunday School children would carry their decorated baskets and boxes of produce in to the main Church, where they'd be received and placed on tables decorated especially for the occasion.
My OH grows a few vegetables in our garden and it's always good to take the trug and fill it with beans,  courgettes, tomatoes etc.  I've got loads of beans prepared and stored in the freezer and have been making tomato sauce ready to use in the coming weeks.
We have loads of blueberries and blackberries too - just a shame I'm the only one who lijes them!
We don't have an apple tree though.....but I decided to make a little one for my card this week
Materials and Tools
Bo Bunny "Apple Cider" 6x6 papers
Tiny red buttons. Ombre Ribbon
Various inks for the leaves and sky, Glossy Accents (on apples)
Petite Dots embossing folder (Crafters Companion)
EK Success border punch
memory Box "Twiggy tree" die
Spellbinders plain circle die
Scalloped circle cut with Craft Robo
pc generated quotation

It's an easel card, so jolly awkward to photograph, sorry!
I used inks with cotton buds and tapped down on all the raised dots on the embossed card to make the tree shape, filling in the rest with pale blue dots for the sky.  
The "apples" were cut from one of the papers and raised on chipboard to form the ledge for the easel to rest against.  I covered them with a layer of Glossy Accents and added a bit of white to highlight.
The quotation is another part of the Autumn 1820 John Keats' poem with the famous line "Season of Mists and Mellow fruitfulness" in it.
 It would be great if you'd join in with us this week and share your Harvest creations.  The team have made some lovely cards to help inspire and you can see them all HERE
Thanks for visiting


Angelnorth said...

Lovely harvest creation Kathy, love the button "apples"!

Hazel said...

Beautiful colours x

Traceyr said...

Great colourful card Kathy but oo John Keats takes me back to my "O" Level English Literature exam. :)