There is an ancient remedy to clear up the acorns which is called Pannage and it involves a wonderful natural hoover.....none other than............
Every year sows and piglets are released by their farmer owners who pay a small token fee to allow them to roam free for 6-12 weeks, depending on the acorn harvest. As you know I adore pigs and although we have been aware of the annual pannage, the pigs are very elusive and many people never see them.
Well our luck was in. We drove to an area where my daughter had researched that pigs had been seen at the day before. Amazingly this girl trotted out across the road, followed by.
They let us pat them as they wandered up the lane munching acorns as they moved on.
Now of course to remember this day I just had to make a Moment. I wanted it to be a thankful moment and I decided to use this photo of me.....I rarely use my own photos but I just though the sheer joy on my face summed up that day.
I used the same greens, oranges and browns from the forest. I wanted to try to capture the memory of the light shining through the tree canopy and also the gorgeous colours of the leaves.
I created my inky background
So this is the thankful Moment I made for Jane's Journal
Faber-Castelle take the challenge with thanks.
Papertake Weekly 1/5 anything goes
We love to create anything creative/mixed media #22
Frilly and Funkie 1/3 Let there be light I have used different shades of ink to reproduce the wonderful light in the forest and the colours of the leaves there. I also used clear embossing powder and clear rock candy crackle to add to the feel of shining light.
Simon Says stamp Monday So Glossy I have used clear embossing powder over my embossed leaf card to give a lovely shine and also clear rock candy crackle to give a shine to some of my die cut leaves.
Simon Says stamp Wednesday Thanks/thanksgiving
Noor UK anything goes
Dies R Us fall
Creative Inspirations 1/3 sparkle my sparkle is the clear embossing powder on the embossed card and clear rock candy crackle on my leaves..they both give such a lovely sparkle.
Inspiration Journal mission embossoble. I have used wet and dry embossing on my Moment.
I really do "give thanks" for such special times I spend with my family and especially being able to find the pigs during the annual autumn pannage...such joy.
I'm back on Friday with just a sneak peek of a Christmas guest design project I have been involved in...the big reveal is over here on Saturday.
Bye for now,