Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Thanksgiving Card of the season.

This is my first Thanksgiving Card for the season. I only Plan to make 4 or 5 So I can focus my attention on completing all my Christmas Cards. I used this Shy Bear: Bountiful Blessings from Squigglefly. I just Love their digital images. I used the sketch from Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #25. I printed the image on semi-gloss photo paper so the ink would not dry so fast. I sprinkled the image with my embossing powder and only the heavy shaded areas pick it up. So the image is not fulled embossed only highlighted embossed. I colored the image using my Tim Holts Distress inks and Inkssentials pen nibs. They work amazing for coloring in small areas. The color kept fading in certain areas when I tried heat setting the ink so I had to go over some areas several times. The photo paper really gives it a cool look. I will have to try it again. I was just playing around last night and got lucky the image turned out to my liking. I will have to play around with the technique. I matted the image and distressed the edges for the My Time To Craft  Rip it Up Challenge. It also fits under the Papertake Weekly Challenge Spots-n-Stripes. The Theme qualify's it for the Crafty Creations Thanksgiving/gratitude challenge. I just love doing these challenges as it makes me step out of my comfort zone and it's great inspiration for sketches and colors I may not have original chosen for a cards design. Thanks for taking the time to look at my Work. Now I need to get back to my girlfriends Safari mini baby album or it won't be done before the baby arrives. (Which is in 2 weeks, I'm so excited for her).




14 comments:

Phyllis said...

Lovely, lovely Thanksgiving card. Great image and colors. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!! We will be looking forward to seeing you next week too!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, I love the image. Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Carol said...

Oh, how fabulous. That little turkey has my mouth watering..LOL You have such cute embellishments and pretty paper. Just wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at MMSC. We appreciate your support.

Carol
MMSC-DT

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Dawn - how cute is this card - what an adorable image. I am interested in embossing on photo paper - very clever - I am going to have to try that! Love your colouring and the swirls in the top corner! I am loving this Dawn! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, I always look forward to seeing what you will do! We look forward to seeing what you do next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

acreativeneed said...

Dawn, this is such a wonderful Thanksgiving card!! The partial embossing gives it a really great look. Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!
smiles,Deena

Chrissie said...

Great card and lovely autumnal shades! Thanks for joining in with the MTTC Challenge.
Chrissie

Pat said...

Fantastic card, love that beautiful image. Thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge this week.

Pat xx

Daniele said...

really lovely card, great colours thanks for joing us at MTTC hugs x

Saskia said...

Great card, so beautiful and elegant!! Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations, Thanks!!

Saskia :)

Hope Jacare said...

Fab Thanksgiving card! Thankyou for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

made by fifi said...

fab card - thanks for joining MTTC challenge x

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving card Dawn! The papers you used are so warm and festive. Thanks so much for playing this week and see you at the next one, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

mustangkayla said...

I just LOVE this card! Love the design and your paper and embellie choices!

raindropecho said...

Lovely Thanksgiving card! The colors that you've put together are perfect. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Creations this week :D
- Ann