This week Jo chose our theme at Allsorts .......... 'Autumn Leaves and Trees', a perfect excuse to get out the inks and tree stamps of which I have rather more than I care to admit.
My scene transports us back to the days when horses were the agricultural manpower, before my time but I remember hearing many stories as a child about one of my grandfathers who was a horseman on a local farm. And by coincidence the original and oldest part of our house was a horse keepers cottage and I have often wondered if it is anything like the one my great grandparents lived in and raised the eldest of their 10 children, the farm I remember was one they moved to years later.
I stamped all the images with archival black ink and colour the whole picture with Pan Pastels and added a hand drawn fence. The poem Autumn by John Clare is the perfect accompaniment, but it's an awfully long poem so I just selected two verses and carried the Pan colours and stamping around the verse. The stamps are Inkylicious and the horse and plough Stamp Addicts.
Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed making this piece and hope you like it well.
My second card uses some images from this weeks sponsor DigiStamp Boutique, it's actually a new home set and I coloured and cut out the houses and trees, then added some scenery and additional stamping and think it looks quite autumnal.
As always I really appreciate all your kind comments and visits.