Thursday, November 13, 2008

Celebrate Thanksgiving

Here in NE Ohio all the leaves have pretty much spent their color and fallen to the ground - we look like winter. But I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the beauty of fall…

Celebrate Thanksgiving:





I created a Thanksgiving card and coordinating napkin ring for this weeks Innovative Stamp Creations Crackle Challenge. My original plan was to create the card, but as I was making the bow I thought this would be a beautiful napkin ring - so off I went.

I used Tim Holtz crackle paint on the background leaves - love the way it adds texture to the project. The background leaves were created by stamping the leave images on the back of thin chipboard (you could actually use an old cereal box). I only have two colors of crackle paint (sniff, sniff - I know it’s sad) so I made do with what I have. The leaves were painted in Antique Linen paint and after they dried I sponged on Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold and Brick Red Distress Inks.

The focal leave was created by marker water coloring and then I added three layers of UTEE. The background color was created using the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique.

More about the challenge - Get out your Crackle paint and create something using only ISC images and you will be entered to win an ISC stamp sheet of your choice and a Tim Holtz Crackle paint. Don’t have any Crackle paint - don’t worry - create a project using the crackled glass technique. You have until November 23rd to join us. For more information visit the ISC blog.

Thanks for visiting!
KAT

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Autumn Leaves, Collage of Leaves
Paper - (all SU) White, Choc Chip, Old Olive
Ink - More Mustard, Choc Chip (SU); Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint (Distress Ink Ranger), Timber Brown Stazon
Other -Antique Linen Crackle Paint (Tim Holtz - Ranger), Thin Chipboard, button, organdy ribbon, copper brads, thread, UTEE (Ranger), SU markers, watercolor pen

10 comments:

silkeledlow said...

WOW - Kathy - this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how you captured the beautiful *Fall* colors!!!

Melissa said...

Oh WOW! Kat! These are gorgeous!! WOW!! I would love those napkin rings for my Thanksgiving table!! Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful!! Hugs, Melissa

Anonymous said...

this is just beautiful!

Aimee said...

oh my that is gorgeous... I bet your table is going to be beautiful...

Ann said...

Ooooh, this is absolutely stunning! LOVE the look on those leaves! :D

Kerry said...

Those leaves are gorgeous!!!

Susan said...

Very nice. The colors are so dramatic.

AimeeInOhio said...

Kat, those are beautiful!

In our area of Ohio, the leaves for the most part just died and fell...not much color around here, not even thr two fabulous oaks in my front yard. Your card and napkin ring are outstanding.

Carolyn King said...

Ohhh...that is a gorgeous set Kat! Love the napkin ring---just stunning!

Beth M said...

Wow! These are amazing!