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October Burlap Canvas

Hello friends

Happy October! Can you believe it's October where did the year go? I love this time of year the colours on the trees are just starting to turn where I live. They are just lovely I took a walk through the park yesterday kicking up red and golden leaves. I get so inspired by the colours of nature. I wanted to make another autumn themed project this time to put on my burlap canvas.

 I have had this stamp a while and have not yet inked it up. I seem to have a collection of Phyllis Harris stamps that have not been used yet. I wanted to do something a wee bit different with this one. I masked off the moon and stars as I just wanted to use the wee boy and the dog.  Then I painted the boy and dog using my watercolors then a very light wash for the sky and grass. I wanted them sitting under a tree. Only I have no tree stamp that was big enough so I had to paint my own. It was my first ever tree I did it freehand so please be gentle with me ha :) I went over the top using the leaves from a smaller tree stamp to give it some definition. I misted the whole tree with water and blended some of the leaves together.

I punched out some tiny leaves and added them falling from the tree and sitting on the grass. I printed the sentiment which is another favourite of mine. It's from the book Anne of Green Gables. "I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." How lovely is that? Once my project was painted I glued it to some brown and orange card and then on to the burlap canvas.

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you like my October canvas :)

Mandi xox

Unity Stamp Company- Create Today & Wishing Were Forever Friends 
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain & Barn Door.
Coloured Card, Mini Leaf Punch & Burlap Canvas.

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  1. Very nice - so talented! Reminds me of Christopher & Pooh bear. Love it!

  2. You did an awesome job with that tree Mandi. Love it paired with the PH image and that beautiful sentiment.

  3. Awesome canvas! I love that quote, it's one of my favorites! You matched it with the perfect PH image

  4. Beautiful canvas, Mandi. Love the tree paired with this PH image!

  5. I LOVE the burlap with these images - what a wonderful creation!

  6. What a beautiful scene! I just love how they are sitting under that pretty tree with the leaves falling!

  7. Are you kidding -- the tree is amazing! Great canvas.

  8. Did a second look at this lovely creation, and realized it was a canvas. Nice work!

  9. beautiful - your tree is excellent

    Barb Housner

  10. Beautiful card! Love the tree! It looks like the dog and boy are watching the leaves fall!

  11. Very pretty burlap canvas! Your tree is amazing! Love it!

  12. Beautiful! That tree is just amazing and what a sweet little scene you've created. I love the little boy and his furry friend - so cute! Your project makes me smile :)

  13. What a lovely fall canvas! Love the scene you've created!

  14. Oh my goodness, the tree is amazing. Great job ! It looks so pretty.

  15. Oh I love your tree. Such glorious colours. Hugz

  16. BEAUTIFUL! I love the boy and dog sitting under that lovely tree.

  17. Mandi, this is just so BEAUTIFUL!! WOW! Love that stamp (so so sweet!) and that tree.. wow!

    Thanks for joining us at Unity {be inspired} challenge.

    -Angeline DT


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