The weather is starting to turn frosty in St. Louis... the holidays are just around the corner!
I couldn't resist creating for a Gingersnap Creations challenge this month. Not only are the challenges No Stress (and they promise it), Cornish Heritage Farms is also sponsoring their design team this month.
GC25: Chestnut Theme Challenge - Harvest
This card came together quickly. I stamped the Fall Harvest image on glossy cardstock with Timber Brown StazOn ink. I colored the image using pen nibs and my Distress ink pads (and it seemed like I used every single one of them). :-) To help you with the step by step process, there is a wonderful tutorial on CHF's forums to give you a hand called Vintage Photo Tinting.
After I finished coloring the image, I used a sanding block to rough up the image. I know... it seems odd to mess with a pretty colored image. But the truth is that Glossy cardstock won't absorb all the ink. By roughing up the image, it hides any imperfections and gives a great vintage look. To see a tutorial for this detail, check out the Faux Fabric / Faux Linen Technique at CHF. I used Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress ink to age the photo... such a great technique. It's probably one of my favorites!
To see all the great projects, be sure to check out Gingersnap Creations for more Harvest inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!
-Fall Harvest (Saturday Evening Post) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Timber Brown StazOn ink by Tsukineko
-Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick Distress inks by Ranger
-Kraft and Dark Suede Brown by Prism Papers
-Dark orange by C’oredinations
-Glossy cardstock by Ranger
-Ornamental Iron Cuttlebug folder by Provo Craft
-felt by Prima Marketing
-flower by Fancy Pants
-brad by Karen Foster
-ribbon by May Arts
-Pen Nibs and ink blending tool by Ranger
-Faux Linen / Faux Fabric
-Vintage Photo Tinting