30 Sept 2014

Autumn Walk Hanging

Here is my make for a couple of  September challenges at two of my favourite places which I haven't managed to play at for too long.  Craft a Scene and A Vintage Journey
As I'm touring in Norfolk and Lincolnshire as we speak I had to make the little grey cells work hard as I  only had very limited supplies with me.   Edit: I'm Home  now. I tried to post this while away gave up after wifi signal was so poor wouldn't let me upload anything!!!!  I have emailed my entry to Craft a Scene but will now add link there hope this ok with them.

The stamp I have used is a Sheena Douglass stamp from her new Country Christmas set so it is meant to be a winter scene...... so to alter the look I first inked up some white  card with distress inks (I never leave home without them) in  autumnal colours, dried marigold, rusty hinge and mustard seed, stamped in archival black and coloured in the couple with distress inks and water....... mown lawn and rusty hinge, also adding extra colour where needed.  I like it when a stamp can be used for more than it was designed for makes me use them more.
I also had a some spellbinders die sets  in the "van" left from another trip......no wonder I can't find anything. ?......... :))  I cut lots of leaves in white card and also orange green and kraft which I inked before taking out of the dies using same colours as before.
I cut up a piece of packaging and embossed a Kraft piece of card with a bark effect embossing folder going over the embossing with vintage photo and rusty hinge to highlight the bark effect, which I then stuck to the packaging to make my hanging sturdier.  The black card was cut using spellbinders and main image was attached to this.  I also found some string after a rummage in the "van" and used this as my hanging loop and also tied several strips into a knot and frayed them out.
I was pleased how my hanging turned out having limited supplies certainly makes you focus more and  proving a stamp isn't just for Christmas lol.

Thanks for looking

distress inks mown lawn, dried marigold, rusty hinge black soot mustard seed.
stamp Sheena  Douglass
Archival black ink, Kraft card and various colours of card for leaves
Spellbinders dies



  1. Hi Maggie, your wall hanging has turned out perfectly. I love the leaves and using the different distress inks for the autumn colouring was a great idea. Not being able to see my readers list nd who I ill ow

  2. Blogger is really trying my patience at the moment. I was trying to say that my readers list keeps disappearing and also who I follow so my commenting is a bit spasmodic so apologies for that. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Gorgeous tag, nice to see you around again. Valerie

  4. beautiful scene, you give it also a beautiful colours.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.
    kind regards, Dora

  5. Wonderful make and such a clever way to use that wonderful Sheena stamp! I absolutely adore this! The way you have arranged those leaves looks fantastic! Such a beautiful make and so cleverly put together! Love it and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  6. Hi Mags....this is gorgeous :-) wonderful colours and your leaves are fabulous. Great stamped image too. It's lovely to have you join in with us at AVJ
    Hugs Annie x

  7. A lovely hanging - the leaves look great, and the autumnal twist to the stamp works so well. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  8. Fabulous autumn hanging Maggie - gorgeous leaves! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Colours of Autumn Challenge. Jennie x


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