Friday, 31 October 2014

Bountiful Harvest @ AVJ

Hi Everyone...great to have you visit and this fortnight its Sandy's turn to host the challenge over at
 A Vintage Journey, which is " Bountiful Harvest"

As you know we all love the various vintage styles of Tim Holtz and whilst we request that your entries must be in his style you do not have to use Tim Holtz products, but its's great if you do.
Although we don't have Thanksgiving in the UK I love the idea of it and the wonderful decor pieces that you can purchase to decorate your home. The Autumn is a favourite season of mine and going from Halloween to Thanksgiving and then Christmas sounds like a fabulous way of managing our dark dreary winter nights. Spending time with family and friends....mmmmm love it x

Our regular sponsor is Country View Crafts, who offer the Winner a £10 gift voucher to spend in their online store. We also choose three pinworthies too and have badges to display on your blog.

This is my Thanksgiving make:
 My original canvas was much larger than this one, however, something went wrong with my centre I had to start again :-(
I took Tim's Doilly stencil, applying texture paste over it. Think this is my new favourite !! I love the details. Once dry I spritzed Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo...the green is Dylusions. A little Treasure Gold and some DI around the edges and this was complete.

 The centre panel is from Tim Holtz Wallflower Stash. The edges were torn with Tim's Distressing Tool and Vintage Photo was applied all over as I wanted an aged appearance.  The  trellis die cut was inked with Rusty Hinge DI
 A photo of the various  Tim Holtz die cuts that I used. 
 Close up of the left hand side.......lots of texture and various leaves/berries
 The right hand side

For more inspiration please pop over to the AVJ challenge site, where you can view the fabulous makes created by my fellow CG's. HERE

Hope you can join in with us...would be so great to have you on board.

Take Care for now and catch up soon xxx

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  1. What a fantastic creation. Love the autumnal colours you have used on the canvas itself. The leaves and embellishments give it a marvellous finish. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  2. What beautiful colors on your layerings Annie! The base is lovely! Your paper pattern is a perfect match for all of your beautiful blooms and leaves - the colorful chipboard letters also coordinate wonderfully!

  3. Fabulous creation Annie, absolutely adore the colours and texture of you frame, stunning. Nikki x

  4. Love your wonderful Thanksgiving make Annie, beautiful textures and colours and such wonderful embellishments, LOVE it!!

  5. Gorgeous work Annie. I love the fabulous textured layers you have created, the embellishments and the wonderful autumnal colour palette. This is a beautiful harvest piece.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Such wonderful colors and textures - something to be grateful for in itself. Sorry to hear that you had to start over but the end result is just amazing -

  7. Your canvas is an absolute delight Annie, the colours and textures are wonderful and your flowers are really beautiful! Love this. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Oh...the background texture and color are wonderful! LOVE all the Fall foliage too!

  9. SO beautiful, Annie - love your colors and texture!

  10. Such great layering and stencilling here Annie and I love the vibrancy of the finished canvas. Jenny x

  11. Gorgeous project, love the all the details, colours and textures

  12. A fabulous canvas Annie - the colour combinations are stunning and I love all the wonderful textures and little pumpkin and leaf details. Wonderful!! Have a lovely weekend x

  13. Gorgeous! Wonderful colors - really beautiful!
    Sandy xx

  14. Ohh wow, Annie! This is amazing! Love it! Very pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  15. Beautiful canvas, amazing colours

    Love the texture paste and colours
    And all of the vibrant foliage and harvest fruits

    Jools x

  16. Hi Annie, Tim's doily stencil is now on my wish list, I can see why you love it. The textures it shows on your canvas along with your colour choice is perfect. A beautiful arranged piece and your mix of letters is a fab finishing touch.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

  17. Annie, such a gorgeous piece! Love the frame and all the texture and warm autumn colors. The flowers and embellishments are wonderful! Love this!

  18. It amazes me so much to see the process and when you show the elements starting out in white and then you see the outcome in such a glorious bounty of colors, you just become overwhelmed with awe. You have put so much time and thought into this and the colors and make are truly just sensational. Absolutely love the crisp Autumn feeling that this gives off.
    Lisa x

  19. Gorgeous canvas Annie, love the colours and the stencilling is fabulous too xx

  20. Anonymous11/04/2014

    Brimming over with the most gorgeous texture and those colours which are so welcoming and fill the viewer with warmth, exactly what you want for this time of the year.

  21. Fabulous Annie so many layers and gorgeous colours - brilliant

  22. Oh Annie, I'm so far behind on my massive catch up (technical problems…mehh!!)but I'm so glad I didn't miss this! It is just so, so Autumn, the colour, the texture and a beautiful arrangement of it all! Hugs, Chrisx


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