Friday 31 October 2014

Bountiful Harvest at A Vintage Journey

Welcome everyone. Today sees a new challenge at AVJ and the theme was chosen by our fabulous Sandy. Having made a harvest canvas earlier in the autumn I had to have a deep think about the theme for this one but decided I would definitely get the melt pot out and use bees wax
You can see a narrow hessian frame which was the left over piece from die-cutting the large ticket a few days before. I had glued hessian to card before hand and was left with the edges that just needed a trim to create the frame. I cut the background paper from Tim’s seasonal stash, it is the piece with all the autumnal recipes on it. Then I die-cut the gate and fence from core’dinations paper using the ironwork gate strip die. I gave it a sanding all over then inked the edges and added some treasure gold to random areas.
To create the leaves I adhered a strip of foil tape to card and gave it a colouring of alcohol inks …..
… and die-cut using autumn gatherings strip die.
I put the melt pot on to heat with bees wax in the pan and covered the background with it.
Keeping the wax hot I added the gate and fence……
…. and then when cool I inked the edges of the hessian frame and adhered it to the background piece. I love the rustic look it adds to the collaged view.
The mini movers and shapers cog was die cut using card, inked over with walnut stain DI and then smeared randomly with embossing ink; using vintage photo distress embossing powder has given it a more aged look, I also added a little treasure copper to it. This provided me with a base to add the wheat sheaves and leaves.
I couldn’t resist adding a little butterfly - it's just a sneak peek as it will be coming up on my blog tomorrow (with a tutorial for the new CVC challenge).
The butterfly was dipped in the wax which gave it a fabulous oily look and it fitted on the background perfectly.
The sentiment is one of my own computer generated and printed out.
So here’s my celebration to a bountiful harvest for 2014 and thanks Sandy for the theme.
Have a great end to the week and come take a look at all the amazing inspiration from the Creative Guides at AVJ.

hugs Brenda xxx


Julia Aston said...

I love the look of the beeswax on this Brenda - what wonderful textures and colors - the leaves woven through the gear is lovely - a beautiful fall decoration!

Juls said...

This is just stunning, love all the textures :-) xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous...I love the hessian and the wax Brenda they work so well with this lovely harvest piece x

Nikki Acton said...

Great project, love all the different materials,you have used to create so many different textures. I need to see and feel this one! Nikki x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great make Brenda, cool idea with the bees wax and thanks so much for the reminder about that, my melt pot and wax have been gathering dust for years. Love the metal tape leaves as well, they look great tucked in around the cog. A wonderful inspiring project altogether!

sally said...

I love the gears/cartwheel with the grasses woven through it :-)


Nicole Wright Designs said...

OHHHHHHH I love it, love it, love it! The gate and foiled bits are fabulous!!!!

Dortesjs said...

awww gorgeous love this, all so fab what a great work you did on this

S@ndy Diller said...

Lovely piece Brenda, I love the use of the beeswax, it makes everything look mellow and soft to match the phrase. Thanks for playing along with this theme in such a beautiful way.

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful creation Brenda with loads of rustic charm! Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just fabulous Brenda! So many wonderful details but I love the leaves poking through the cog and the lovely rustic effects. I need to get my beeswax out !! Jennie x

Jenny Marples said...

Love the way the beeswax has softened the whole look to this and the seasonal foliage appearing from the wheel is the perfect accompaniment. Jenny x

jasann said...

Love all the textures and colours and it all works to make a beautiful piece, thanks for sharing!!!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic hanging, loved the effects using the bees wax.

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful canvas

Love all the gorgeous layers, the autumn leaves are lovely and sit perfectly with the metal details
and it must smell lovely too

Lovely words and a beautiful butterfly too!

Jools x

Juliz Design Post said...

Such an attractive project Brenda. The corrugated base suits your design perfectly. Love all the mix of textures and your waxed butterfly. Thanks for inspiring me to reach for my beeswax, something I tend to forget about.
Have a great weekend.
Julie x

Terry said...

Wonderful rustic feeling to your hanging, Brenda! Love the fence with the Autumn leaves peeking through the gear! Hugs!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love this project, I am scrolling up and down studying each step. Stunning work.

Annie said...

This is a stunning make Brenda and I love the amazing details. The fence and gate look wonderful and are now on my wish list .
The foil leaves look great and really add depth and colour. TFS and hugs Annie x

Marjie Kemper said...

Brenda, this is stunning! Love the texture and the way you've used the corrugated cardboard. The leaves coming out of the gear are a fab touch. Really, tons of eye candy no matter where we look!