Saturday, October 6, 2012

#32 Give Thanks....


This week at Sugar Creek Hollow for our #32 challenge we are Giving Thanks for Autumn!
Your shabby chic/vintage themed card or project needs to use Autumn colors and if you so desire, it can be a Thanksgiving one. I decided to use both for my card and altered canister.

I love all...well, most of my creations, but once in a great while one comes along that I just love beyond reason and this is one of those. 
I am such a huge fan of Autumn and the rich, beautiful colors associated 
with this season that I think this challenge just called to me.
I will warn you that I took several pictures!

These papers from Prima's Reflections pad are so beautiful.  


I added some additional stamping with a retired Stampin' Up set Country Blessings and flourishes from a Studio 112 set with distress inks in Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain. 
After cutting a window in the design paper, I took another piece of the rust textured card stock that I used as my card base and cut a scalloped oval to place behind my opening. The sentiment was stamped in Walnut Stain on the original piece cut out of the design paper. I layered these and used foam dots to make my frame. The leaves were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and Spellbinders dies. Love the way they look out of that book print paper from the pad. 




While making this card the other day and enjoying the cool Fall air, I happened to use the 
last of a canister of cocoa......so my thoughts turned to altering it.
I used some of the same papers from Prima to cover the can and decorate the top.
I plan to use this as decoration in my own home.



Hope you have enjoyed my Autumn projects and it has inspired you to join 
us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.
We would love to see you and your cards.

I am entering these into the following challenges:
  All about the Vintage shades of brown challenge 
Dutch Dare Card Challenges Fall is in the Air sponsored by Bugaboo
  DRS Designs Fall Leaves challenge 
4 Crafty Chicks Thanksgiving Challenge #110 

 Thanks for stopping by!

Card Details:
Paper: Bazzill  card stock, Prima Reflections and Basic Grey basics manilla
Ink: Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain
Stamps: Stampin' Up Country Blessings
Other: Want2Scrap gems, factory outlet lace, Martha Stewart oak leaf punch, Spellbinders Orchard Harvest dies, Walmart pearl head pin, Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval dies, recycled cocoa cann


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17 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

Oh these are beautiful! Love love your designer paper and that window cut and bow with pin! Gorgeous...and then your canister...WOW!
Have a blessed weekend! Getting chilly up here, staying in today and joining in some world card making challenges (-:

Shoregirl said...

What beautiful fall projects! Those text leaves are probably my favorite part -- so neat!

butterfly said...

Such beautiful Autumn pieces, Patti. The card is stunning - so delicate and subtle, and the texty leaves are a triumph!
Alison x

Heather said...

Beautiful card Patti!! Fabulous sentiment..love the depth!! Love your leaves!!
Hugs!!
Heather

Meggymay said...

Beautiful words, your card looks fantastic. Its a great alteration to the can as well.
Yvonne x

sari said...

Such a gorgeous set! Love the colors and stunning details! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and sunshine

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

You probably didn't hear me oouuuuing and ahhhhing but I was .....this is beautiful...well both are wonderful and beautiful...I agree...some beautiful papers.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I hope my comment went through....I was uuuooooing and ahhing over your card and coca can and agreeing those were beautiful papers to use.

Shelia said...

Love all of your beautiful creations!! Gorgeous use of leaves!! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful work Patti the card is so lovely and the canister is awesome! The two creations are hard to take your eyes off of, could look at them for hours. Well done to say the least!
hugs

sari said...

Me again! *lol* Well, i still think this is absolutly gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Olga said...

//Wowzers!!! This is totally incredilbe!! I love it and that canister is fantastic!!!!

Sanna Saksija said...

They are indeed stunningly beautiful, especially the canister! Thanks for joing us at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge!

Colleen said...

Patti,
Your are right to be in love with this one! It is just as beautiful as can be. Your finishing techniques are wonderful. The canister will make a great decoration.

Leanne said...

Nicely done thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Pam said...

Wowwwwww...just lovely work. Some of my most favorite paper you've used. Don't you love it when you just LOVE what you've created? Great feeling. Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!

Tamie said...

simply fabulous! I love the rich colors with the white and all of the details. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.