Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Attitude of Gratitude

This week at Our Creative Corner, Wendy Jensen is our hostess and she has a yummy challenge for us - celebrate the season by making something featuring a pumpkin or using the color Pumpkin Pie.  It's no secret that the harvest season is my favorite time of year.  It seems like it has flashed by this year and I really haven't had much of an opportunity to celebrate by making seasonal projects.   The rich abundance of the harvest season is always a sharp reminder to me of all my blessings - my family, my health and the good health of all my family, the opportunities I have had in my life for an education and a good job, my husband's successful career.

As you can see, I am still pretty hooked on the corrugated cardboard.  The rugged feel of it just seems to fit with the earthiness of the fall season.  I wanted to do something with a totally rustic feel to it and the corrugated cardboard and ripped paper seemed the way to go.  And of course, I had to play a little bit more with that cool new burlap mesh I just added to my Etsy boutique.
I was able to find a dictionary page with the definition of gratitude on it and overlaid the sweet vintage graphic. I used an old Spellbinders die to cut the tag.   To get me started, I followed this week's Mojo Monday sketch, added a bit of distressing and my obligatory crinoline flower with a small resin flower in the center and I was good to go with this one.  

I hope you will stop by Our Creative Corner to see the other wonderful samples.  Plus this week, we welcome back Silke Ledlow as our guest designer with a gorgeous sample to inspire you.   

15 comments:

ednamburgess said...

See I'm the first to comment on this adorable card. I sent for some of your supplies and haven't had the chance to use them yet, but anxious to. This card uses all the things I love, the flower especially. Edna

Gingerlee said...

Linda - this card is so cute! I love the colors. I not usually a fan of orange but the way you use is beautiful. So perfect for fall.

Ginger

jackyj said...

The colors caught my eye, love them! I like everything aout this card, the pumpkin, the little girl,cardboard and em bellies! Nicely done? Thanks for sharing.

Darlene G said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving card. The colors stand out so well. Just love it.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Linda!

Nicola said...

Amazing creation Linda, loving all the texture and your beautiful details.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Kate said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love love love that vintage image. The colors are fun and that burlap completes the theme perfectly!
Kate

Sue said...

Absolutely adore this Linda.
Smiles:)

Tui Nathan said...

Love this Linda ... Yep, I love the look of that corrugated cardboard and it fits so well with the theme and rustic feel ... of course your attention to detail, the layers and textures ... exquisite!!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

this card is adorable...love the vintage image...overlay? Is it a digital image printed on the dictionary paper?

Irene said...

A beautiful vibrant card Linda that depicts Autumn.

luv
irene
xxxx

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous Linda! I have always adored your stampin' style and of course this card is another perfect one! Thank you for having me this week...hugs ~Silke~

Anne Marie said...

Linda, I just don't know how you do it...how you create these beautiful works of art! As always, I love your details and the colors just pop off the card. I tried to channel you with my card this week...it's not even close but I went out of my comfort zone and tried something new. Thanks for the continued inspiration! Hugs! :)

Marie said...

Love your earthy, rugged card. The mix of textures is very pleasing to the eye.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I just love that you used a dictionary page. The "gratitude" just adds so much to the spirit of your card. Hope you're having a super week!

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