There are so many autumn birthdays in our family I am usually at a loss for ideas. (Crikey..those birthdays will be here soon enough!) But when I saw this stamp among the releases for July I knew where I would surely use it. The apple barrow was stamped on a piece of canvas fabric with staz-on solvent ink (I added a few dots and scratches for grass) then coloured with ink and make-up applicators to give it a soft painted look. Mounted on a piece of white card I stitched around the outside with some thread. The vertical birthday greeting came in handy again and works perfectly in that small space. The thread spools are die-cuts with some cotton yarn wound around and a large plastic needle was added. The sponged background uses a piece of mesh and dark brown ink.
If this hot, muggy weather continues we will really be looking forward the the cooler days of fall! Yikes it's coming fast as it is..I shouldn't be wishing the summer away like that!