I'm excited to be participating in my second A Vintage Journey challenge as one of the newbie Creative Guides on the team.
Here's the challenge in Host Sandie's words: With Halloween's passing we step into fall. For this challenge let's think about the harvest. It seems that pumpkins, wheat, corn and even the Harvest Moon could be in order. For us in the US - a Thanksgiving theme could work but not necessary.
I decided to focus on the Thanksgiving aspect of fall and I used an Art Parts Create a Container to make this lovely box.
Here are all the pieces that come in the Art Parts Create a Container Kit. I inked the back piece with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then stamped it with Ornate Dots in Archival Jet Black. I inked the square with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then stamped it with From A-Z background stamp in Archival Watering Can Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment from Say it With Art in Archival Jet Black. I sponged the edges of both pieces with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. The stamps are all Wendy Vecchi.
I made some cards stamped with Bible Verses (described below) to tuck inside my container, clipping them together with an embossed Hinge Clip, looping a Swivel Clasp through the hole and attaching a Heart Charm to the end of the chain. It says 'heart songs' inside the heart.
I embossed the Keyhole with Tree Branch Embossing Powder - add the brads and glued it over the hole on the back piece of the container.
I embossed the Art Parts Leaf with Fern Green embossing powder - and then stamped it with a linear stamp from Large Collage in black. I embossed the flower with Tree Branch embossing powder and stamped over it with a dots stamp from Large Collage with Archival Potting Soil Ink. I added a Blossom Bucket Button to the center. I embossed the scalloped edge with Tree Branch embossing powder and then stamped it with Ornate Dots using Archival Potting Soil Ink. I drew on the faux stitching with fine black marker.
Although we certainly should be thankful all year long - celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US - reminds me how much I have to be thankful for in my life - family, friends, a home to live in, a husband to share my life with, and the knowledge that it is God's grace that has given me all these things. SO.... I filled my little container with cards - made from 2 1/2" x 4" pieces of Paper Stash Wallflower paper that I stamped with Bible Verses from Beautiful Blessings by Papertrey Ink..
I love how they look stamped on this paper. I sponged around all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I clipped the cards together with a Hinge Clip that I had embossed in Tree Branch Embossing Powder and slipped them right into the container.
Here's a top view to see the little opening in the container
And I couldn't let the back go bare-naked! so I stamped this lovely lacey stamp from Say It With Art by Wendy Vecchi twice. The metal pieces come with the Art Parts container - they add strength to the box part. Looking at this now - I'm thinking I just might emboss them with Watering Can embossing powder to age them! Don't know why I didn't think of that when I was putting it together!?!
So - there it is - my fall/thanksgiving project.
As always, our sponsor is Country View Crafts who is offering one winner, chosen by the Creative Guides, a £10 voucher to spend in their on-line shop.
I hope you will be inspired to play along with us - you have 2 weeks - you will find all the details at the A Vintage Journey Blog - as well as a multitude of glorious projects from my wonderfully talented fellow Creative Guides!
Paper: Paper Stash/Wallflower - Tim Holtz
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Fern Green, Tree Branch, Watering Can and Potting Soil: Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey and Chipped Sapphire; Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Idea-ology - Keyholes, Hinge Clips, Heart Charm, Swivel Clasp; Art Parts Create a Container - Wendy Vecchi; Button - Wendy Vecchi Blossom Bucket; jump ring, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Bic Z4 Black Marker, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Fern Green and Tree Branch.