Sunday, October 28, 2012

Autumn is in the air and it is time to give Thanks!

It is a grey day today in Michigan, where I live. The wind is shaking the  last golden leaves that remained on the trees branches.  As I glance out the window and watch  the changes  that appear I  think of the many people, places and things I am thankful for.

I had stamped this image from The Stampsmith on a piece of glossy card stock many moons ago. Last night I added color to it with distress inks via a q-tip. I had Pheasant feathers on my table. I have wanted to use these for awhile.  Growing up in the 60's we had  an abundance of Pheasants  in Michigan. Now it is rare that I see one. They have beautiful feathers.  I have many fond memories of Autumn days and my brothers hunting and the Pheasants they would bring home.  I made a few Mums using Heartfelt Creations  Delicate Asters stamp and matching die.  I added  a flourish and mats using Spellbinders dies. I made a couple of stick pins with beads I had. I dyed some seam binding  using the distress inks dried it and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls.   I sprayed Perfect Pearls on my flowers and leaves. When everything was good and dry I put it all together. 
I am thankful that my Good Lord as  given me  the direction to express my individuality.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:


Donna Ellis said...

Linda, just when I think you cannot surprise me any further, you outdo yourself! LOL Gorgeous! And you colored with a Q-tip? The shading is marvelous, and so are your deep, victorian colors. The asters look great! Now, who would have thought of using the feathers in such an imaginative way as to create a border? Yes, your unique creativity did that. It's a beautiful card, Linda. BTW, we are "chilly" in central Florida, but it's still green. We are only spoze to get up to 70 if that high, for a few days, with some mornings well into the 40s. Not normal for October.

craftyeyes said...

stunning creation thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you colored the image!! All the embellishments are just lovely. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Autumnal colours.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at TSC.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very pretty card!! Great job!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!
Angela DT

butterfly said...

Oh what a beautiful card - I love the rich, elegant colours, and your image is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for visiting at Words and Pictures!
Alison x

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love all the detail and the combination of swirls and flowers and other bits to keep ones eyes busy :-)

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Oh my, Linda, this is beautiful!! I love the combination of elements and the use of this adorable stamp (one I hadn't really noticed before!) Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing it with us for The Stampsmith Challenge.
Val :)

Sarah said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! the colors are so rich and those flowers with the beautiful centers....LOVE, love, love it! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Katie K said...

Hi Linda,
Your card is absolutely gorgeous. All the elements are so well put together. A beautiful creation for autumn.
Katie said...

Oh so gorgeous! I dont know where to start, i love everything about it. Gorgeous details, colours and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x