Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thanks & Giving Time!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Time for another challenge from Create with Connie and Mary, and this week it is a sketch!

I had several ideas and but my chrysanthemums inspired me to go with flowers in fall colors of Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist.  They were stamped then diecut with the Flower Fair Framelits which make it so easy!  I centered them with Gold Glimmer Paper for some sparkle.

I really like this sentiment is from the Lighthearted Leaves set; it's actually a good message any time of year : )  I stamped it in Garden Green onto Hello Honey cardstock, diecut it with the smallest Deco Labels Framelit and layered a 2" circle of Gold Glimmer behind it. 

The Gold Baker's Twine was perfect for wrapping around the wood print Designer Paper before all the other elements were added.  A small bow and touch of Victorian lace were added to finish it all off after it was layered onto the Soft Suede card base.

Stamps:  Flower Patch, Lighthearted Leaves (sentiment)
Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Garden Green
Paper:  Into the Woods DSP; Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Whisper White.  Gold Glimmer Paper,
Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, 1/4" Hole Punch, Victorian Lace, Gold Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots.

Here is the sketch we used this week from Create with Connie and Mary: 

This sketch is so adaptable!  Too often I have to think awhile to find an idea but quickly had several ideas using different themes for this sketch!   Be sure to check out the uber-talented Challenge Team  at Create with Connie and Mary for their projects this week then make your own and upload it to the Create with Connie and Mary website!  We can't wait to see what you do!

This will be my last project as a Challenge Team Member with Connie and Mary.  I have resigned as I have a family member with health issues to whom I need to devote more time.  I have truly enjoyed my time with the delightful and gifted ladies who make up the team, past and present.  Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement!  It's been so much fun to get to know you all and enjoy your artwork!  I'll still be blogging and joining the challenges as I have the time.

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy Stamping to you all!!



Jenny Engelke said...

What beautiful, bright bold colors on your flowers! They remind me of fall mums! They look wonderful against the wooden background and the touches of gold glimmer are awesome!

Lisa Young said...

Oh Margaret, you will be missed! I love your style and you always give me such inspiration. I hope all goes well with your family member.
Your card is a lovely reminder of the Indian summer days of fall. I love the vibrant colors you chose especially against that wood background.
I am glad you will still be playing along on occasion and blogging when you can. ((((hugs))))

Lisa Martz said...

This is lovely! Very fall and very fitting for Thanksgiving! We will miss you, Margaret!

Chris Slogar said...

Love these fall colors and the touches of gold glimmer! Best wishes to you and your family - we will miss you!

Bridgette J said...

I feel a bit odd leaving such a sad message for such a beautiful card. I too look forward to seeing your wonderful creations every week! I hope for the very best health for your family member and wishes of peace and craftiness for you. I won't forget about our coffee date one day in a Parisian cafe! :)

Joanne James said...

Well what a beautiful card to say goodbye with - those bold flowers and sentiment against the woodgrain paper are stunning. Wishing you and your family member all the very best and I'll be sure to pop by to see your lovely creations from time to time. You'll be missed!

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