The lovely Jennie is our host and this is what she had to say about her chosen theme:
This month we are asking you to celebrate natural elements in your project. Think real nature in terms of twigs, dried flowers, shells or pebbles or perhaps stamps and stencils depicting these wonderful elements. Immerse yourself in the colours of the seasons whether they be bright or muted and create a project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
I decided to pull out some of my Tim Holtz goodies and created a large card:
I built the card layer by layer and started with a panel using the 3D wood grain texture fade and coloured with a mix of Oxide and normal Distress Inks.
After that I got caught up in the process and forgot to take step out photos, but I think it's quite easy to see how it all came together, so I won't write a long tutorial....
The central panel is a piece of design paper to which I added some texture, Design Tape and background stamping.
I then used the Flower Jar stamps and dies to create my little flower arrangement. They were stamped in black archival and coloured with Distress Markers.
The little ticket was the smallest of the postage stamps Thinlets dies, and the word is is made with letters from another Tim die.
I created another panel using the Botanical Texture Fade, sanded it down a bit and then wrapped some string around it and added a number brad.
I added some white splatters and then chose this "Snarky Comment" to finish it all off, - it seemed suitable as when I started I really had no idea where this was all going....
Well, that's it from me, - thanks for coming by here, and if you have not been yet, to hop over to A VINTAGE JOURNEY to see what my talented teamies have created, and like always we would love it if you play along with our challenge.