I am excited to share this project with you because it is my entry into this week's The Shabby Tea Room challenge. I was thrilled to find out yesterday that I was chosen as one of their Tea Time Terrific Top Three in last week's challenge. But as soon as I saw the #1 winner, I KNEW I had to step up my game this week.
You must run over to The Shabby Tea Room to see the #1 Winner. Her art will make you swoon. I hope you will get inspired and want to join in the challenge yourself. You have nearly a week to submit a project. Go ahead. You can do it!
Here is this week's challenge photo called "Homespun Fall":
This picture just reminded me of a cold New England day with hot cider waiting inside for us.
To start my project, I headed straight for the garage. I bought this green wooden basket years ago and I just happened to have some fall decorations nearby. So I pinched off a few leaves, sticks and do dads and headed to my studio to create.
I lined the basket with a piece of Webster's Pages paper and then started adhering the items I had gathered. Of course I wanted to use dies too, so I took three pieces of felt and cut them with my MFT Stamps dies. Roll, roll, roll, glue, glue, glue and I was done.
The little sign about cider was cut from a piece of Webster's Pages paper and mounted on chipboard. Edges were distressed (of course).
I still thought it needed something, so I grabbed my PaperTrey Ink double ended banner die and cut out my title banner. Then an easy choice - Joy's Life Stamps - for the sentiment. The happy is from the Everyday Occasions Stamp Set and the Thanksgiving is from the Holiday Occasions Stamp Set. I used two brads on the banner, but I actually glued the banner to the basket making a bit of an arch for dimension.
I hope you enjoyed today's fall decorating project. I will be back tomorrow with a bright and sunny card to show you. I hope I'll see you then.
I created this while on the Joy's Life Design Team