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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Fall Harvest Dinner Favor

Whatchadoin? Me, I'm playing along with the Whatchadoin' Wednesday challenge at Storage Units, Ink. The challenge is to come up with a favor to fancy up your fall dinner table this season. They've released some great seasonal stamp sets today, so be sure to check those out as well.

Here, I've used Giving Thanks to create my fall harvest scene for a decorated tin. As you can see, it also doubles for a place card if you add a little name tag. Perfect for holding a little baggie of nuts and dried berries for your guests to take home. The tin was a 50 cent Michael's find.

I tried figuring out what colors from the Core'dinations line of card stocks would match up with this week's color challenge at Splitcoast (really rust, chocolate chip and baja breeze). I colored all of my images with Stampin' Up! markers and a little swipe of a water brush, except the blue shading. That was done with VersaMagic ink and a blender pen.

So I hope you find some time to play along. We'd love to see your ideas, with or without SU Ink stamps. Just link back to the original post on the SU Ink blog. Here are a few more pics, including the undecorated tin, in case you want to know what to look for.
What's In It?
Stamps: Giving Thanks (SU Ink)
Paper: white (SU!); tidal wave, french roast, rustic (Core'dinations); water color (Strathmore cold press)
Ink: noir (Palette); onyx black (Versafine); sea breeze (VersaMagic); SU! markers in really rust, creamy caramel, lavendar lace, lovely lilac, certainly celery, old olive, pumpkin pie, apricot appeal
Accessories: tin (Studio 18); retired Rustic retreat ribbon, blender pen, water brush, word window punch (SU!); white gel pen; tacky tape (Art Accentz); dimensionals, circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

13 comments:

MJ said...

I love this! I love all those little images going around the tin and you are so smart to double it as a place card. Brilliant. Great job on the challenge and on combining it with the color challenge.

Alexandra said...

This is fabulous Bethany, love the idea of making this your place card to - awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

Fantastic tin, Bethany!! I love how you've put the whole thing together, and the cute stamps you've used!!

Catherine said...

way too cool!

Tori Wild said...

This is such a cute tin--- and a snack WITH the placecard is fantastic!

Leslie Miller said...

I love tins and they're so fun to cover. This is especially cute! I really like your idea of dried nuts and berries and it's a super idea to use these little gifts as placecards, too!

nitestamper said...

how fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!you did an awesome job -wonderful colrs!!!!
tfs:)
chat

Dawn Easton said...

Bethany, this is a FANTASTIC little tin! I've got a ton of these things from Mike's on my shelf...GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

This is just incredibly cute! The details are awesome and your coloring is beautiful!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love this project! I love altering items like this for gifts. Great job!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just adorable and would make a wonderful place setting! What a neat idea!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is darling Bethany! What a great find! You did a fabulous job matching up the Core'dinations colors! Beautifully done! :D

Carolina said...

What a sweet altered tin and the colors are just perfect for your fall theme!