Saturday, 1 October 2011

Autumn Fruits Collage

Hello everyone, I hope you're all enjoying the somewhat unseasonal heatwave we seem to be having at the moment. I'm on the South coast so we do at least have a sea breeze to keep it a little cooler.
I have a collage to show you that is in my favourite warm, glowing Autumn colours and will be hanging in my kitchen as it has a fruit theme.

Supplies used:
Pear stamp (unknown as I've had this one for over 10 years)
Script stamp - Anna Griffin
Jar stamp - Inspiration Jars from The Artistic Stamper
Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint,                      Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge
VersaFine Inks - Spanish Moss, Toffee, Vintage Sepia
Brown Fineliner
Corrugated packaging and cardboard packaging
Beige Parchment Paper
Checked Wired Ribbon
Acrylic Paints - Olive Green and Golden Green

I've used the parchment paper for the inked and stamped background as well as the jar and pears which were stamped and sponged with ink to colour. This paper is very good for inking as the inks move around well.
The edges of the packaging were inked and the torn edged paper added. The corrugated card was painted with the acrylics and the collage assembled as you see. The text is computer generated and was inked. The jar label is cut out with a small Nestabilties label die and was hand doodled and written on.

I'm entering my collage in the following challenges:
The Stamp Man - Pears or Pairs
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Food Glorious Food
The Artistic Stamper Challenge - Autumn Colours

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Fliss xx


  1. Hi Fliss
    Thanks for visiting. Hallowe'en is slightly outwith my comfort zone LOL.
    Perfect for a kitchen and the warm colours will bring such cheer on cold, wintry days.

  2. Beautiful, love the colours and autumn look, it will look great in your kitchen. It would look nice in my kitchen, too! Hugs, Valerie

  3. This is fabulous Fliss... I've done one for The Stamp man but it fits so well for oct. orange and black I'm keeping it for that... I used pears as well ... great minds hey!
    Suzi B xx

  4. Hi Fliss, I love your beautiful Autumnal piece! It'll look lovely hanging in your kitchen. Thanks for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge. Good luck with the draw
    Alison xx

  5. Brilliant card, I love the colours

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  6. Gorgeous bit of stamp work Fliss, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  7. Ah...Keats! "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.."
    That poem has been running through my head for days now that the leaves are turning.
    Your card is beautiful, just glowing with warmth.
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

  8. A wonderful and very yummy card. Looks fabulous.

  9. Fabulous autumn colours and fruit theme, the pears look amazing Fliss.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. what a lovely creation,
    you nailed the autumn theam,
    Thanks for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge,

  11. Good Morning Fliss

    We share a common love of these beautiful colours, always so warm and inviting.

    I love your collage, you have captures the Autumnal feel perfectly.

    Would you beleive I have that pear as well and I have a feeling it came from quite an old Aspects of Desing set, but don't hold me to it.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely piece of artwork with us at Stampalot Challenge this month.

    B x

  12. oh just love this hun those colors are super just perfect hugs cherylxx

  13. Just gorgeous Fliss,love the Autumn colours, what a lovely thing to have hanging in your Kitchen
    Irene xx

  14. Hi Fliss what a fabulous collage, such beautiful warm autumn colours and the images are fantastic I be it will look great in your kitchen


  15. Gorgeous creation, I love the rich warm colour, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Love this Fliss the colours are lovely xx

  17. Love what you have done Fliss.x

  18. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper :)
    xoxo Sioux

  19. Oh this is wonderful Fliss :) I never remember to use parchment paper so thank you for the reminder
    Von x :)

  20. Beautifully blushing pears and great use of parchment.x

  21. Fantastic creation Fliss and great handmade papers x

    Thank You for joining in The Stampman challenge and good luck!

  22. What a beautiful creation, Fliss. I love it. Perfect colours too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  23. Oh Fliss, this is beautiful!!! Congrats on your win, VERY well deserved!!!
    Hugs, Joanna xx


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Fliss xx