August 06, 2014

Cultivate


I've made a lot of nature-inspired tags lately so why stop now? Prompted by this week's SSS Monday blog challenge "family" theme, I found this excellent photo from my great aunt's collection.

I don't know their names but my relatives lived on a farm in Nebraska and I think it's fun that all the boys are barefoot and wearing bib overalls. In the original photo they were standing on a front porch.

With stalks of corn and advice taken from a gardening manual, this tag was made by creating a background with distress inks, cutting and pasting a copy of the photo, drawing and painting the plants, and hand-lettering the text.

6 comments:

  1. This is fantastic!!! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  2. What a wonderful photo to have! Love how you placed them in nature. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

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  3. Congratulations on your well-deserved win at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I think your tag is so cool!

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  4. Such a fantastic tag. Gotta pin this one!!! Really love you you highlighted this vintage photo. Fantastic color for the background. Your nature-themed tags are awesome. --Mary Elizabeth

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  5. Awesome! Perfect mix of elements. Congrats too!

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  6. Congrats to you on being the SSS winner with this one!! You are so talented and it's great to see that talent acknowledged.

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