Monday, 1 October 2018

Get Yer Carrots Here!

Good morning, happy Monday, and welcome to October. This used to be my favourite month as my birthday is in October, but now it's time to gloss over that bit, I'm quite old enough thank you! There a new challenge over a Country View Crafts chosen by the lovely Rachel, and it's Plantastic! Here's what I've made.

I must admit this was quite a challenge for me, 'cos if I don't have a stamp for it then I can't do it BUT I knew that somewhere...

 I started by distressing a piece of corrugated card to within an inch of its life, and painted it blue. Then I pushed some DecoArt Modeling Paste through a PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stencil. At this point it was all neat and tidy, but where's the fun in that, so I rusted it up a little with Quinacridone Gold - much better!

The seed packets have been cut with a Sheena die, and the stamps are from an old TPC set than I've had for years but have never inked up.

And we're all done! I've taken a bit of vegetation from out of the garden, but nobody needs to know about that!
Once I got going this was a really fun challenge, so I hope that you join in too. 
Have a very happy October, and thanks for looking x


  1. Wonderful piece, love the textures. Have a great October! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Gorgeous Sue, adore those seed packets and wonderful texture in the background. This is why I enjoy visiting blogs to see all the little details . Tracy ❤️❤️😘

  3. It may have been a challenge but I think you did an amazing job and I love how you 'rusted' the embossing, it really brings it to life. The veggies look great too! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Fabulous card, Sue!!! The seed bags are amazing!!! Have a great October!!! xx

  5. This is really fab Sue, I love those seed packets...brilliant! Happy October, hugs xxx

  6. Me too I like the seed packets with bits of (onion stalks maybe) vegetation peeking through and the fussy cut veg. Great make, Sue.

  7. Fantastic card!!!
    And for someone who has 'almost nothing' on this theme, you have produced many beautiful seeds, carrots and vegetables haha! Lol :)
    Hugs and happy crafting Sue!
    Coco xx

  8. You made a gorgeous piece out of nothing, Sue! I love these little seed packets and your added vegetables.
    Happy October!!
    Evelyn xxx

  9. A really fabulous card Sue. The seed packets look gorgeous and the textured background looks amazing.
    Fliss xx

  10. This is great Sue, love everything you've used to do it - the different textures are great :)

    Have a wonderful October and a happy birthday whatever day it may be ...

    All the best Jan

  11. Awesome Sue - thanks for embracing my challenge - glad you enjoyed it in the end! Hugs rachel xx

  12. Complete genius! I adore the Scrapcosy textured stencilling against the corrugate, especially with the Quin Gold - and those seed packets have made me very covetous - I love them!! The seedlings starting to poke through are the part which takes it above and beyond. Love, love, love this!!
    Alison x

  13. You have really used the stamps so brilliantly I love the little seed packets you created. Thanks for sharing this.


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