10 November 2007

Halloween Or Harvest...


Better late, than never...

October came with an invitation to join a few other stamper's in a private HALLOWEEN card swap. A card wouldn't "hold" a couple of $pot stamps, ribbons, embellishments and chocolate that were personally picked around the holiday. My friend, Mare reminded me it was to be a "card" swap? I couldn't resist sharing all the neat things offered this year. Next thing I knew... Mare was purchasing a few goodies herself! *LOL - wink*

Cornish Heritage Farms is a Christian based company. However, CHF stamps are very adaptable through techniques, color combinations and embellishment choices for any holiday season. This "handbag" could go either way... Halloween or Harvest! *wink*

A close-up of the decorative closure provides the viewer with more details. Unfortunately a photograph doesn't do a card or project justice as viewing it in person.

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Petite Patterns Bckgrndr., Cheesecloth Bckgrndr., Montana Tree Bark Bckgrndr. & Kim Hughes Collection "Pretty Birds" Set

Cardstock - Lively Lavendar, Black, Foggy Gray, Sunny Yellow, Dirty Brown & Pumpkin Orange.

Ink - VersaMark, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaFine Onyx Black & Pumpkin Orange (moon's edge).

Embellishments - Sakura Glaze Black Pen (owls eyes), Barbara Twombley's UltraFine Glitter (moon) & Scotch Brand Dimensional Tape.

Other - Marvy Uchida Giga Scalloped Oval & Mega Oval Punch, Paper Shapers "Whale of a Punch" Tree (branch), Martha Stewart's Scalloped Circle & McGill's 1/16" hole punch.

Technique - Direct to Paper, Paper Piecing, Watercolor with blender pen (owl image)

Thank-you for the invitation Tami Wood to swap with yourself, Kristina of BALANCE, Rhiannon of Rings Like A Bell & my good friend Mare of It's All About The Journey. Rhiannon was so kind and generous for sending me an Inkadinkado stamp. As a personal "thank-you" to Rhiannon I added her into MY swap. Hopefully everyone enjoys their Harvest Handbag with all it's little surprises.

I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

9 comments:

Melanie said...

I absolutely love it!!! My very first thought is that it could also be used as a classroom project after reading "Sam and the Firefly, by P.D. Eastman 1958" (one of our favorite childhood books!) Add a pencil, an eraser, a bookmark and a small notebook inside for the kids to take home! AWESOME AS ALWAYS ANNE!!

Marie said...

This is so cute! I love the sparkles on the moon and the colors are great! Love all of the CHF stamps you used!!! TFS

My Paper World said...

Very cute project!

Rochelle W said...

Super cute Anne! I love it. I love the colors and all the different textures.

Jules said...

Wow, this is awesome! I love it!

mimihas5 said...

Hi Anne, the purse is gorgeous. I can hardly wait to meet up and get mine. :) I will treaure it always. Love the owl with the moon. :)

Mary

Lynette said...

Anne, this purse is just sooooo cute! Your attention to detail is amazing. Another great project!

Lynette

Keri Lee Sereika said...

cute bag Anne~ Really thinking outside the box!

Sencie said...

That owl is so cute!!! And I love your glittery moon!!! : )