Thursday, November 5, 2009

JustRite Autumn Harvest

This week's Stamp Simply Challenge is to be thrifty and use either brown postal wrap, or a brown grocery sack. I cut up a grocery sack for this challenge.


I began by stamping my new JustRite Autumn Blessings set, purchased from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PaperTrey Ink's Rustic White cardstock. What a gorgeous sheath of Indian Corn! I colored the image with multiple Copic markers, then paper pieced the bow with dp from Basic Grey's Boxer 6 x 6" paper pad.



Basic Grey Boxer layers make up the body of the design, along with my paper bag. I ran a layer of grocery sack through my Fiskars paper crimper, then ruffled up the edges to simulate a frilly edged border.


I used a tan Copic marker to add shadows on the panels of decorator paper edges, under the oval edges, and on the paper pieced bow.


I cannot wait to see what the other Stamp Simply design team ladies have come up with! Be sure to check them out!


Sharon

Janine Orchard

AJ Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Julie Koerber

Barbara Anders

Jenny Gropp

Barb Schram (filling in for Jennifer Buck)


and Bethany Paull, November's Guest Designer!


If you decide to play along with us this week, please link back to Sharon's blog so that we may see your design!


Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Kathie said...

I love your idea for the brown paper bag, sure had a frill on the edge! Very neat idea. AND love your coloring, fantastic as always. A beautiful fall card. TFS

Jerri Kay said...

Love it Deb, a wonderful use of the paper bag, a beautiful design!

Bethany Paull said...

I LOVE how ruffled the brown bag! Amazing coloring on that Indian corn too.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

OH gosh, I LOVE the ruffle!!! And you won't believe this -- but I was making a ruffle too -- it just didn't work on my project -- mine was very wide and ruffled on the sewing machine -- remember all those curtain ruffles I was doing 20+ years ago - LOL!!! FAB card and just made me chuckle that we had the same idea -- LOL -- only yours worked -- GREAT JOB!!!!

Barb Schram said...

Who knew? A brown paper bag ruffle!!! It looks fabulous, Deb...I love this image and you colored it beautifully!

Julie Koerber said...

Honestly... I've never seen a grocery sack look so good! I love the ruffled edge -- very clever!

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS, Deb! LOVE that crimped layer. Why do I never remember to do that?

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so clever Deb!! What a great use of a brown paper bag!! Love the dp you paired it up with and your coloring!

Hope you are having a great weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Janine said...

I just love this Deb!! Beautiful job!!

Jenny Gropp said...

WOWZERS, this is one eye catching creation. A brown bag has never looked so good!

Connie M. said...

So beautiful, Deb!! I love the colors and the mix of papers...so perfect with this fab image!!

Grace said...

Wow Deb... this is sooo pretty! I am so in love with this DP!!! Love how you colored the Indian Corn... great fall card!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! This is gorgeous! Papers, colors, stamp...all so beautiful. I'd never guess the one layer was cut from a paper bag. Will wonders never cease!