Friday, October 7, 2016

Give Thanks

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend!

Last spring I created this festive frame for the Fall Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine where you can see this project... on new stands now.  I love fall projects and have a few lined up for the month of October!


I wrapped a 4x6 canvas with burlap ribbon. The coloured the Occasions Found Relative boys with distress markers. 


An easy way to frame out the photo is using twine. Next I grabbed some woodgrain watercolor paper and spray stains for my layered leaf.


Spritx the stain on the craft mat, blend with water and drag.


Spritz with water to help blend, dry and cut.  I then inked the edges and added some water droplets for a distressed look.


I inked up the letterpress blocks with distress paints. I then cut the Upper Typo for Thanks... add a little colour with carved pumpkin and ground espresso.  More water droplets for distressing.


I attached the letters of THANKS together.  Start layering...


I combined the  layered leaf with the Jumbo Tattered Pinecone and Tattered Pinecone.




Inky and distressed for the Give on the letterpress blocks turned out awesome.




Give Thanks


For more Fall Inspiration you can get your copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  The magazine is stuffed full of projects by crafters like you and me!  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Canada!


I'll be sharing this project in the Anything But Cute Challenge Blog for their "An Autumn Day" challenge.

 
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9 comments:

  1. I do love visiting you at this time of year particularly Nicole, you do it so very well! Huge congratulations on being published with this beautiful canvas. I love the image you chose and you have surrounded it with some beautiful foliage! I am so looking forward to seeing more of your projects this month!

    Whilst I am here, thanks so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

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  2. This is so awesome! Happy Thanksgiving my friend xoxox

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  3. This is full of wonderful autumnal beauty Nicole, I love every bit of it xxx

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  4. Gorgeous Nicole, love the layered leaf die cut from thewoodgrain paper and the metallic crosshatch frameworks to add the perfect touch of shimmer. Thank you for sharing it and congratulations on getting it published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours (and hope it stopped snowing!) Deb xo

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  5. I love those two Indian boys... Just used them in a class! They are precious here! Love the whole Autumn goodness!

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  6. Such a great project! Beautiful details and color. Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you for joining our Autumn Day challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs, Autumn

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  7. Big congrats on being published, Nicole! Your project is awesome and I love every single detail, especially your foliage arrangement! What a beautiful design!
    Thank you so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT x

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  8. Nicole, yippee on being published in CSB magazine! They chose a real winner of a designer! I love your fall projects, too, and this canvas directed at Giving Thanks is gorgeous! I love the slightly grungy look, those letterpress letters and the metallic crosshatch design. Well done! I almost forgot to thank you for sharing this with our Autumn Day challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.