Nov 21 2008

Blogger’s Challenge – Giving Thanks

This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was to create a card or project to Give Thanks.  I thought I’d get a head start, so earlier this week I did spend some time doing a couple challenges with Mary and Lisa.  But, I was not so productive OR creative.  I think the mess in my room had gotten to me!  I ended up tearing this card apart several times, but here is the final version.  We were to use this sketch by Julie over at Poetic Artistry and a fall theme.  It really wasn’t a hard sketch, I just had creative block I think.  lol!

I pulled out my Autumn Vine designer paper and used the little "button" background paper for my colors.  The reverse is the Sage Shadow stripe…since I had cut that piece off, I decided to use it, too.  I layered the designer paper onto Kraft cardstock (yep…more Kraft!) then placed the felt ribbon around the Kraft layer.  Then I ran into trouble.  I tried several different images to go in that upper left block, but nothing was working right.  The felt ribbon was just too thick for anything I was putting there (I tried A Flower for All Seasons and the scale was just OFF.)  I ended up taking that piece off and reworking it with the Sizzix Leaves diecuts.  Much better in scale, I think.  So, although it isn’t my favorite creation…it has "passed".  lol!

Hope you enjoy this week’s Blogger’s Challenge.  Have a great weekend.



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19 People have left comments on this post

Nov 21, 2008 - 07:11:15
Kim Howard said:

Wow! What a great card with a lot of wonderful DSP on this card. Great color scheme.

Nov 21, 2008 - 07:11:08

Great use of that die! Beautiful

Nov 21, 2008 - 08:11:39
Nikki said:

Love the look of the leaves with DP! GREAT job this week! {SMILES}

Nov 21, 2008 - 08:11:26

This is beautiful COnnie! I will have to give that sketch a try today! TFS! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2008 - 08:11:29

Oh Connie….what fantasic papers you have used for your card today. It’s turly spectacular!

Nov 21, 2008 - 09:11:29
Lisa Martz said:

Just as pretty today as when we did this as a challenge! Love the fun paper and the leaves.

Nov 21, 2008 - 10:11:58

Just lovely, Connie. I like the use of the felt ribbon here and your patterned leaves. The mixed texture is cool!

Nov 21, 2008 - 10:11:28
Rachel Hope said:

OOO, It’s like a Whoosing Fall wind!

Nov 21, 2008 - 01:11:50
Patti Chesky said:

I know what you are thankful for……your Big Shot!!! LOL!! Awesome the layout!!

Nov 21, 2008 - 01:11:24

Beautiful Job with the challenge. i just love that dsp.

Nov 21, 2008 - 02:11:35
kristen said:

Great layout and DP. TFS>

Nov 21, 2008 - 04:11:23
Kerry D-C said:

Cool beans Connie! Love the Sage thrown in there to brighten it up! Fabtastical!

Nov 21, 2008 - 04:11:47

what a wonderful card! i love it!

Nov 21, 2008 - 10:11:46
Ida said:

Wonderful Card. I love the die cut designer leaves and what a great sketch.

Nov 21, 2008 - 11:11:53
Marcia said:

Oh, I like this Connie, the colours are so good. The touch of sage fits in perfectly.

🙂 Marcia

Nov 21, 2008 - 11:11:56
Lori said:

Great colors! I love the die cut leaves.

Nov 22, 2008 - 09:11:37
Lisa Bohler said:

It’s comforting to know that a creative genius like yourself has a block like the rest of us…although, you can’t tell that you did from your card! Love those flowers and it’s a cute layout! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2008 - 08:11:21
Sheryl said:

Great layout for the challenge–love the DSP leaves.

Nov 23, 2008 - 06:11:29

What a wonderful card for this sketch! Great colors too! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 😀